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New York University Grossman School of Medicine Job Posting

Gifts & Grants Manager


Specific Title: Gifts & Grants Manager - ParentCorps
Division/Department: Population Health
Work Location: Manhattan
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible 

Position Summary:

ParentCorps is seeking an experienced Gifts & Grants Manager to collaboratively lead a defined national fundraising strategy to scale ParentCorps.

The Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) in the Department of Population Health (DPH), NYU Grossman School of Medicine is composed of a racially and ethnically diverse group of researchers, mental health professionals, educators and staff, working in NYC and around the globe to improve the health and development of children and advance health equity by developing and testing real-world solutions for children living in low-income communities.


Based in CEHD, ParentCorps is an evidence-based model that partners with pre-K programs in historically disinvested communities, with long-term positive impacts on children’s long-term mental health, physical health, and academic achievement. In close partnership with pre-K programs, ParentCorps works to build a different pre-K experience – one that centers race and culture, engages parents as partners, and supports children's social-emotional well-being – to help unlock the full promise of early childhood education. ParentCorps evidence of impact is endorsed by Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, the Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Child Trends, and other government and nonprofit organizations. Reaching thousands of children in NYC (in partnership with the nation’s largest universal pre-K initiative), in addition to partnerships in Michigan and Texas, ParentCorps is embarking on a strategic growth plan to expand reach nationwide. To learn more about our work, visit

The Gifts & Grants Manager will report to ParentCorps Associate Director Kai-ama Hamer with a dotted line to the NYU Langone Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and collaboratively secure new philanthropic gifts, grants, and multi-year partnerships to ensure diversified funding to support ParentCorps’ vision of national impact. Ideal candidate will have experience devising and implementing philanthropic strategies for growth.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Fundraising: Collaborate on efforts to meet annual fundraising goals, in partnership with ParentCorps executive leadership (including Director, Associate Director, Manager of Research Strategy, and Manager of Strategic Partnerships). Source and apply for philanthropic opportunities best suited for current stage. Collaborate in order to draft grant applications, LOIs, proposals, etc., effectively presenting case for investment in ParentCorps’ national expansion, via unrestricted investments. Work with executive leadership to focus and refine philanthropic fundraising strategy based on new information. Utilize grants tracking database and tools to manage proposals, outcomes and ensure compliance with deadlines. Participate in funder acquisition meetings to build new relationships.  

  • Grant Reporting: Contribute to grant reporting process, communicating transparent progress to funders and engaging funders as thought partners in problem areas. Collaborate cross-functionally across ParentCorps to develop narrative content for reports.

Partnership and Collaboration:

  • With the NYU Langone Health Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (OODAA):

    • Work effectively with OODAA to ensure mutually successful fundraising efforts. Participate in quarterly meetings with OODAA to maintain smooth communication and partnership and ensure a productive relationship.

    • Communicate development activity related to prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, reports and stewardship to ensure the effective coordination of strategic efforts.

    • Work with OODAA and legal counsel as needed to develop and execute gift agreements and terms for gifts, grants and partnerships.

    • Contribute to good relations and effective communication with OODAA, Finance, and the Office of Sponsored Program Administration (SPA).

  • ​Additional Partnerships and Collaborations:

    • Partner closely with current funders to build ParentCorps' visibility with their high-impact networks.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related field.

  • 3 years’ related experience in development, including establishing a network of relationships in social sector or education philanthropy.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member. 

  • Strengths in problem solving.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communications, business, or related field.

  • 5+ years’ related experience.

  • Knowledge of grant policies and regulations for the public and private sectors.

  • Experience driving projects and in project management.

  • Expertise in early childhood education landscape.


Interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to Kai-ama Hamer, MA:

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