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Development Manager

The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is committed to ensuring that all New York City public school students receive quality arts instruction as part of their Pre-K–12 education. Please learn more about CAE and our work on our web site,, or social media, @centerforartsed.  

Position Title: Grants Manager

Status: Permanent, Full- Time, Salaried

Start Date: Immediately, position open until filled

Reports to: Executive Director; works closely with a Development Manager and Assistant and Interns

Salary Range: $51,000+

Days/Hours: Weekdays, generally 40 hours per week, occasional evening work 

Benefits: Paid time off; 100% employer paid medical, dental and life insurance for employee; retirement program with vested employer match; early Friday summer closure hours.

Job Location: 
New York, NY
Closing Date: 
Until Filled

We are seeking candidates who can communicate very well; are highly organized, methodical and; able to balance self-directive and collaborative instincts to accomplish goals and complete projects. Ideal candidates possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Relevant and successful experience as a grant writer.
  • Experience in researching funding sources. 
  • Experience developing productive relationships with stakeholders in all levels of leadership.
  • Knowledge of NYC philanthropy networks and government funding programs.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key fundraising initiatives concurrently.
  • High level competency with information and communications technology, including Raiser’s Edge/CRM, Office 365, Adobe Acrobat, grant research softwares, social media and websites.
  • Implement the annual plan for foundations, corporate, and government fundraising.
  • Work closely with Development Dept. staff and other CAE departments to develop compelling narrative and support materials to persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including support and background materials, budgets, and presentations.
  • Write reports for government, foundation, individual donors and other funders.
  • Update and track grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports.
  • Update quarterly revenue report to ensure accurate reporting and monitoring of annual fundraising goals.
  • Maintain and update information related to online portals for foundations and city, state and federal grant programs and government contracts.
  • Work with other CAE staff and consultants to effectively use the funder database to execute a donor and grant management process to track donations, contact information, and grant applications through all stages of their lifecycle including application, funds distribution, status reporting and renewals.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities that complement and grow CAE’s funding partner portfolio.
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines and keep multiple projects moving.
  • Work with the Communications Department to ensure external communications accurately reflects current funders.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Application Instructions: 

All inquiries and application materials will be held in the strictest confidence. Please submit applications to Samantha Jacob,

Applicants note Grants Manager Application in the subject line and attach one file containing:

  • A substantive and original cover letter, up to one page,
  • Resume, up to two pages, 
  • Two or three recent and relevant writing samples.
  • Also welcome, URL links and background information for up to two projects/initiatives.
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