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Grants Manager (as of 9/21/21)

DEPARTMENT: Development
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-exempt
SALARY: $55,000 - $59,000 annually, commensurate with experience

The Center for Architecture is seeking a Grants Manager, who will support the Development team and Deputy Director in maintaining and expanding the Center for Architecture’s institutional giving program for contributed revenue. The Manager will be responsible for the integrity of the grants program, making sure all deadlines are met with materials reflecting quality and accuracy, in support of the organization’s various program streams. The Manager will also oversee both the AIA New York’s and Center for Architecture’s own scholarship programs.

This is an in-person role based in offices at 532 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village. Limited remote work is available, with most staff present in our offices between 3 and 4 days per week.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
o Produce all submissions and reports in a timely and high-quality fashion for private foundations, corporate foundations and government funding agencies, compiling program and budgetary information, drafting narratives and formulating financial information.
o Maintain existing and grow new relationships with program officers and funders, nurturing an understanding of the organization’s vision, programs and leadership profile and creating enthusiasm and confidence.
o Research new prospective donors through Foundation Center and other resources to ensure a strong continual pipeline.
o Maintain grants calendar and chart of contracted deliverables for organizational and planning purposes. Monitor and encourage progress on all supported projects, programs and initiatives.
o Maintain all municipal, state and federal accounts and data portals including DataArts, Grants Gateway, HHS Accelerator, etc.
o Prepare briefings for executive leadership in advance of pitch meetings and site visits.
o Work with finance and program staff to attain timely and accurate information. Develop material that reflects well on Center for Architecture operations while meeting requirements of the funding entity. Understand and respect the needs and goals of program staff and maintain quality working relationships.
o Prepare timely and effective acknowledgement letters for the Executive Director.
o Ensure appropriate donor recognition on Center for Architecture platforms including website, printed materials, exhibition title wall, public program visuals, etc. Keep abreast of cultural trends, building industry and educational policy, and appropriate K-12 learning standards for New York City.
o Oversee the Center for Architecture and AIANY’s own grants and scholarships program, working with support staff to administer 2 grants, 3 scholarships and one institutional award.
o Work with Development Associate to promote and market scholarship program in order to increase the number of scholarships and scholarship applications
o Oversee maintenance of database of donor information, scholarship outreach, and scholarships awarded in Salesforce
o Manage Scholarship Committee, including setting up juries and meetings, writing minutes, and other committee support functions as needed, with help from Development Assistant

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
o Undergraduate degree or more
o At least 2-3 years experience with grant writing and reporting
o Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
o Ability to juggle multiple priority projects
o Knowledge of Word office suite, Salesforce, grant portals, and grant prospecting tools
o Foundational knowledge of and demonstrated interested in architecture, design, art history, urban planning, and/or design education

BENEFITS: All full-time employees of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture receive, after a 60-day evaluation period, a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 15 days of paid vacation and 10 paid sick days. Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% employer contribution.
Anticipated start date: November 1, 2021

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children grades 3-8.
Summer Programs: 5-day thematic programs for children grades 3-12.
Reviewers: Architectural reviewers for middle school and high school students.

For more information, download the K-12 Volunteers application form below.



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