Vice President, Institutional Funding

Covenant House International | New York, New York


Organization Description:

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest charity across the hemisphere serving homeless, trafficked and runaway youth. Located in 30 cities across 6 countries (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) Covenant House offers a broad range of essential services to help youth move from poverty to opportunity and from homelessness to hope. These services include emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing, food, clothing, legal aid, medical care, educational services (including high school diploma programs and GED certificate programs), job training and placement services, childcare and parenting support programs.

Job Summary

The Vice President of Institutional Funding will be responsible for identifying and stewarding foundation as well as government sources of support. S/he will be responsible for writing proposals, reports, and other submissions, as well as tracking and insuring the timely adherence to proposal and reporting guidelines, deadlines, and responsibilities. He/she will provide leadership, supervision, and oversight to the Department staff and work with the Covenant House leadership to strategize and maximize funding opportunities.

Reports To

Chief Development Officer


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Take a strong hands-on role in the development of foundation as well as government proposals, and other written materials, to ensure high-quality product and timely submission.
  • Work and strategize with Covenant House leadership to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals for institutional giving.
  • Write letters of inquiry, grant proposals, reports and other related communications.
  • Track grants and reporting deadlines and insure timely submissions.
  • Research and identify new sources of general operating and program-specific support.
  • Work closely with Covenant House development and program staff to insure compelling, high quality submissions.
  • Act as official liaison between Covenant House and funding sources to ensure contractual compliance that includes programmatic and fiscal report.
  • Lead and facilitate site visits.
  • Maintain and enhance relationships, both internal and external, that support Covenant House services for homeless and trafficked youth.

 Other responsibilities, as needed, may include:

  • Assist in the creation of newsletters, reports, brochures and other materials.
  • Represent Covenant House in meetings, site visits, phone conversations, and events, as needed.
  • General administrative tasks and other tasks as needed.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the foundation funding community as well as government funding.
  • Demonstrated skill in grant writing.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel in particular) and Power Point.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Personable, focused and be able to translate passion into compelling cases for support.
  • Team player and be able to work with all levels of management.
  • Flexible schedule for occasional weekend or evening events or deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet a demanding schedule of deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Dedicated to the mission of Covenant House.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a defined contribution retirement savings plan (403b) with employer match and an annual employer contribution, medical, dental, and life  insurance, employee assistance program, long-term disability plan, flexible spending accounts, up to 4 weeks’ vacation, 4 personal days, 13 sick days and 11 paid holidays during the year.

We are located in the heart of midtown - Penn Station.

Covenant House is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Five (5) years experience working with various funding sources, including foundation and government funders.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in grant writing.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, candidates should e-mail a cover letter, current resume, and salary requirements to

Covenant House International