Manager of Institutional Giving

In this new role, the Manager of Institutional Giving will collaborate with the Development Team to maintain and grow our institutional giving program, design strategies for meaningful funder engagement that are aligned with our values, and help build out our development infrastructure.

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, the project operates the first alternative to incarceration and victim service program in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, it leverages the lessons from its direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, Common Justice builds practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.



  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals and reports, including drafting narratives, gathering required materials from Finance, and updating funder portals with ample time for review and revision
  • Researching prospective funding opportunities, qualifying prospects, and preparing Letters of Inquiry
  • Coordinating with Direct Service, United for Healing Equity, and Communications to gather updates on program activities and generate new content for reports and proposals
  • Developing grant budgets and financial reports in partnership with the Director of Operations and Finance and program staff
  • Providing central grant task management and calendar by tracking and updating grants data in Fluxx Grantseeker
  • Support the Director of Development in developing funder engagement strategies


  • Preparing and submitting narrative reports for government funders in partnership with the Direct Service team
  • Ensuring monthly completion of agency-specific timesheets and auditing against HR timesheets
  • Tracking and responding to RFPs for new government funding opportunities and supporting the preparation of renewal proposals
  • Supporting Policy staff in preparing fundraising appeals to City Council


  • Supporting the Director of Development in growing the corporate giving program at Common Justice by exploring potential partnerships and identifying new opportunities with socially responsible corporate partners


  • Assisting with refining Common Justice’s institutional giving strategy in collaboration with the Director of Development and Executive Director
  • Collaborating with the Director of Development, Manager of Individual Giving, and Senior Manager of Major Gifts to build out Common Justice’s fundraising infrastructure
  • Supporting the Development team in co-facilitating the internal Mobilizing Resources Working Group, which offers fundraising peer learning sessions for non-Development staff and helps design fundraising strategies


  • At least 2 years of experience in fundraising from foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Experience with community-centric fundraising and resource mobilization approaches is a plus
  • Track record of maintaining and growing institutional funder portfolios
  • Strong commitment to social justice. Working knowledge about structural inequities and how they impact fundraising is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and trust across diverse life experiences and backgrounds
  • Comfort building a new fundraising program within a small team. Resourcefulness and creativity in building right-sized approaches a plus
  • Experience using donor management systems and maintaining accurate records. The ideal candidate will be a strong thought partner to the Director of Development in building out our CRM for donor management
  • Strong understanding of and respect for boundaries. The ideal candidate will partner with the Director of Development in cultivating a balanced work environment within the team and with donors
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be able to write clear and compelling copy, represent Common Justice in a variety of settings, and articulate our nuanced framework about solutions to violence without relying on incarceration with donors
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail. A meticulous eye for detail combined with the ability to let things be good enough rather than perfect when needed is a plus
  • Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply

Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $62,500 - $68,500 for a Manager level position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), and substantial vacation.

Please submit a resume, writing sample(s), and cover letter indicating where you found this position to [email protected]. Please include “Manager of Institutional Giving” in the subject line of your email.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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  • Vanessa Byrem
    published this page in Careers 2022-02-24 00:31:43 -0500