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Officer, Foundation & Government Relations

Seeking ambitious Foundation Relations Officer to oversee a portfolio of 50+ funding partners to maximize revenue for community-based programs. The Officer reports to the Director of Corporate and Institutional Relations.


  • Compose and prepare compelling funding proposals to foundations, government entities, and select corporations to secure funding.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with funding contacts to maintain and grow funding partnerships.
  • Research and identify new sources of funding to continually build a prospect list for programmatic funding.
  • Collaborate with programs departments, senior leadership, and pro bono lobbyists to build and implement robust funding strategy.
  • Prepare senior leadership for site visits and introductory meetings with program officers and foundation heads, and lead these meetings when appropriate.
  • Oversee organizational implementation of government contracts and quarterly reporting requirements.
  • Implement formal stewardship and cultivation plan to ensure key members of the funding community stay apprised of our programs.
  • Work with Program staff to track contract and foundation goals and requirements.
  • Maintain annual funding/reporting calendar for new and existing institutional funders.


We seek a highly motivated, collaborative, creative thinker, looking for a leadership role in our fundraising operations.  Successful candidates will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, and ability to listen effectively.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong editing abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on projects with minimal day-to-day management.
  • Impeccable organizational and analytical skills with, an almost obsessive, attention to detail.
  • Comfort managing and initiating a variety of simultaneous projects, while meeting deadlines.
  • Broad computer skills (knowledge of Salesforce is a plus).
  • Knowledge of local and national foundation community and funding trends, a plus.


Commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous health insurance plan, a retirement plan, and more.


Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to, with the subject line Foundation Relations Officer

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

New York Cares is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.