Institutional Giving Manager

Job Overview:

Save The Music (STM) is currently seeking an Institutional Giving Manager to join its Institutional Giving group in the Development Department. This position will be a key player on our dynamic fundraising team. The Institutional Giving Manager will identify and research new donors, maintain project budgets, write and prepare compelling written materials – including letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports – and serve as a front-line fundraiser for the institutional giving team.

The Manager’s primary role is to increase institutional support for STM nationwide by securing new and recurring donors (corporate foundations, foundations/grant-making organizations, and government sources), as part of a small, high-performing, and growing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify new funding for institutional giving, while assisting with other fundraising priorities
  • Manage and cultivate a robust portfolio of prospects and new donors, secure meetings, host school visits and attend events
  • Draft, edit, and finalize a variety of compelling written work, including letters of inquiry, proposals, grant reports, impact reports, and other materials
  • Create and update detailed multi-year budgets
  • Maintain opportunity and pledge reports in the organization’s CRM
  • Manage proposal submission and reporting calendar for Institutional Giving
  • Support ongoing donor recognition efforts with an eye on renewing and increasing new institutional giving donors
  • Proactively identify new RFPs, partnerships, and funding opportunities aligned with STM priorities
  • Support leadership team and key staff for meetings with donors, including preparing comprehensive briefings


  • BA preferred, 3+ years of development and/or related field experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong presentation, organizational and analytical skills with great attention to detail
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Salesforce

Salary Range Based on Experience:

$60,000-$68,000 plus benefits package


Hybrid Work Environment – two days a week in HQ office in New York City. This role may require travel approximately 20% of the year.

How to apply:

Interested candidates can send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line “Institutional Giving Manager”.


The mission of the Save The Music Foundation (STM), a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to help students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music.

We are a compassionate team of educators, professionals, activists, and artists dedicated to serving the greater good. We are building a movement to fight social injustice and inequities within education and society through the power of making music. We believe that music is a common language that brings people together and is an essential tool for educating the next generation of community leaders.

We believe that every student benefits from music education and that music education builds life skills that help students after they leave the music classroom. In-school music and arts education is fundamental and a necessary component of a well-rounded education for all students pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

We believe strategic investments in public school music education programs sparks growth in a community’s music ecosystem. By collaborating and convening with community stakeholders, we strive to authentically support our partners to create sustainable, in-school music education programs and professional pathways for young people.

From our governing and advisory boards to our operating team, we strive to be representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities of the communities we serve. We want to recruit, retain, and advance diverse talent because it makes our work more effective, creative, and resilient. If you are passionate about music and education, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.