Grants Officer

The Door - A Center of Alternatives | New York, New York


Working in a shared service environment, the Grants Officer will work with The Door, Broome Street Academy, and University Settlement, three independent 501c3 organizations that share leadership and administrative/back office functions. University Settlement (, The Door (, and Broome Street Academy ( are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 50,000 New Yorkers each year.

Why you should join our team:

  • You are part of a mission-driven organization that empowers NYC residents and communities
  • Health and Dental Insurance through 1199 at no cost to the employee
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year)
  • Flexible Spending Account; Pre- Tax Commuter Program; 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Summary

As the Grants Officer, you are an essential member of a dynamic Institutional Giving development team that manages all foundation and government support for all three agencies. You will have a clear and demonstrated passion for communicating the work of the agencies through their writing, participating in the program development process, and promoting social justice. Your role is highly unique in that it enables you to manage a portfolio of programs across three distinct agencies. This includes the writing, project management, and submitting of multiple projects across a diverse range of public and private funders. Additionally, it provides the rare opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with executive leadership and senior program directors on fundraising strategy, program design and development, and goal setting. This role is critical in developing a successful career in fundraising, non-profit management, leadership, and more.


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Write letters of inquiry, proposals, renewal requests, and all reports for a select portfolio of programs
  • Manage all aspects of the grant/report completion process, in partnership with program and finance team members
  • Partner with program and agency leaders to design and develop program enhancements and new ideas
  • Identify new private foundation and public funding sources through prospect research
  • Maintain accurate donor records and files, including a grant calendar


What We Are Looking For:

  • You have 2+ years of grant writing experience.
  • You know that communication is key and have superb writing skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to shift gears and juggle multiple assignments on time, all the time.
  • You understand foundations and the NYC funding landscape; non-profit experience a plus.
  • You build relationships with senior leadership and donors.
  • You are technologically savvy with database fluency; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants and community.
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.


Low $50s, depending on relevant experience, plus generous benefits package

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