Associate Director – Resource Generation (Global Programs)

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

The incumbent will work closely with a small team of Resource Generation staff based in New York and elsewhere on behalf of the Immigration and Refugee Program. Together with the AD for Resource Generation - Domestic and reporting to the Senior Director of Resource Generation, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the institutional fundraising goals of CWS and leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside of the New York City area. The incumbent will also contribute to the long-term fundraising and marketing strategy for the New York based agency including specific orientation towards foundations and private companies in the New York City area. 


They will also work as a part of the team developing, refining and implementing the resource development strategy for fundraising outreach and events such as the annual Benefit for Change, World Refugee Day, and other key opportunities. Additionally, this position will coordinate proposal preparation of private funding grant opportunities. The incumbent will coordinate closely with the Resource Generation unit staff members and other colleagues as necessary. 


Essential Duties: 



  • Build strong, effective working relationships with institutional donors
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors in the NYC area for events and other opportunities 
  • Research funding prospects for cross program, multi-location project opportunities. Help diversify, grow, and further develop the funding base for CWS internationally
  • Write letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and family foundations to support international programs in coordination with the Senior Director for Resource Generation
  • Work with CWS program staff in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to develop and execute regional fundraising strategies and support their institutional fundraising efforts 

Grants Management

  • Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Monitor and track project budget spending for grant management purposes
  • Maintain and update grant management systems and structures as appropriate
  • Track and manage donor records and institutional grants and reports, generating and analyzing reports in grant databases

Other Duties

  • Work with RG staff to help plan, coordinate, and manage fundraising events, liaising with vendors, venues, panelists, artists, and partner organizations
  • Work with Resource Generation and communications staff to vet content for CWS websites and email campaigns
  • Perform other related duties and provide leadership to special projects as requested
  • Provide training to program staff in the field on grant-writing, grants management, reporting requirements, and other training needs as they relate to fundraising 
  • Assist in creation of annual reports and program one pagers for donors
  • Perform other related duties and provide leadership to special projects as requested


Education: A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Masters Degree preferred. Minimum five years’ experience in the nonprofit sector with a concentration in program management or funds mobilization and communications essential. 


The candidate needs a minimum of five years of nonprofit experience with an emphasis on grant-writing, budgeting, and grants management. They need a high energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, with a high degree of initiative. The candidate must be organized, able to coordinate logistics and able to manage a large workload while meeting deadlines. They need the skills of flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail. 

This person needs strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to think strategically and have a thorough understanding of strategic development. Creative, innovative thinkers will be prioritized.

They need a thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base and a demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage current and new donors. Familiarity and experience with standard contractual requirements in writing grants proposals is required. 

Solid computer skills and knowledge of database programs.

The individual should be culturally competent and understand the importance of gender-inclusiveness and intersectionality. Knowledge of global migration issues, immigration policy, refugee resettlement, and immigrant justice are a plus. 


Communications: Demonstrate “transparency of information” by articulating program strategies, priorities, standards, and expectations to stakeholders. Communicate and model CWS’ mission, values, and priorities to stakeholders. Represent CWS/IRP in varied forums, effectively interpreting its mission, values and programs and inspiring audiences to support its work. Strong writing skills are necessary for this position.

Know “broad stroke” information about CWS programs and can articulate CWS programs to funders. Ability to represent CWS IRP at key meetings and events. Apply a depth of knowledge in geographic area of responsibility to implement assigned activities. Identify learning opportunities for self and others and recommend action. Interpret CWS’ policies and procedures for stakeholders, keeping the “human” focus in sight.

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