Institutional Giving Program Manager

Flexible /
Development /
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a leading non-profit organization (501(c)3) in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. Together, NILC and the affiliated NILC Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF), a 501(c)4 organization, work to advocate more directly for federal immigration reform policies. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation. 

Headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Washington, DC, NILC seeks to achieve just laws and policies that address systemic inequities, create narrative and culture change for an inclusive and equitable society, and build a healthier and more powerful movement. For more information, please visit and

NILC is at an exciting moment in its organizational trajectory, supporting our five-year strategic framework and scaling the organization and its work through influencing systems, policy advocacy at the federal and state levels, engaging in movement and power building, and narrative and culture strategies in addition to continuous improvements to our operational model. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven, relationship builders who are committed to NILC’s mission and values of racial justice & equity, valuing diversity, fostering partnerships & collaboration, encouraging respect & personal well-being, and striving for transparency, integrity, and honesty.

This position requires a strategic thinker with exceptional analytical and project management skills who can help devise well-crafted strategies to maintain and expand NILC’s and NILC IJF’s funding from foundations, corporations, law firms, unions, and government agencies. The Manager, Institutional Giving will report directly to the Sr. Officer, Institutional Giving and supervise a Grants Specialist. Given diverse grant portfolios that make up nearly 75% of the organizations’ overall revenue base, this position plays a critically important role in helping to mobilize the partnerships and resources required to advance NILC’s and NILC IJF’s mission and goals and ensure the organizations’ long-term health and sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

    • Assist in the development and execution of a long-term sustainability and growth plans for institutional funding.
    • Help identify potential grant opportunities and pipeline priorities; this will involve assisting the Sr. Officer, Institutional Giving in:
    • Organizing and managing an institutional giving moves management system that clearly outlines engagement, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship strategies for the institutional giving portfolio.
    • Managing grant renewal cycles, including assessing performance against funding objectives, revenue recognition, and compliance with funder requirements.
    • In close coordination with the Sr. Officer, Institutional Giving and key finance and program staff, monitor compliance with grant deliverables, terms, obligations, and reporting requirements as outlined in contracts and grant agreements; this will involve:
    • Managing internal systems and procedures for ensuring that program and finance staff understand and comply with these terms and requirements.
    • Providing analytical/strategic guidance to program leads and finance department staff regarding grant revenue projections and expense allocations.
    • Under the direction of the Senior Officer, Institutional Giving and as necessary, write material for grant proposals, reports, and funder correspondence, striving to persuasively communicate about NILC’s and NILC IJF’s mission and programs.
    • Partner with the Sr. Officer, Institutional Giving and key members of the finance department to oversee the creation of grant budgets and financial reports; oversee the production and collection of collateral materials for grant proposals and reports, such as board lists, audits, and other financial statements, tax letters, etc., in collaboration with the Grants Specialist.
    • Oversee the updating and management of CRM database, files, and other record-keeping systems used for grants management purposes, in collaboration with the Grants Specialist and Development Associate-Gift Processing.
    • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization, mission, programs, activities, and resource needs; coordinate closely with the Sr. Officer, Institutional Giving in developing strategies to articulate needs to institutional funding sources persuasively.
    • Play a critical role in the development and implementation of annual development plans and strategies; as necessary, assist with non-grant fundraising activities, such as annual fund campaigns, special events, fee-for-service revenue generating strategies, etc.
    • Contribute to the agendas for development team retreats and quarterly development strategy meetings, ensuring the integration of institutional funding cultivation and stewardship plans.
    • Direct supervision of the Grants Specialist to ensure strong day-to-day execution of their respective work, guiding implementation, troubleshooting, workflow, and other questions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    • This role is not apart of NILC's Union

Essential Skills

    • Minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in non-profit fundraising and/or grants management.
    • Highly organized, with keen attention to details and commitment to strive for excellence in all work products; experience with coordinating and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
    • A “self-starter” with sound judgement, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, enthusiasm, and vision, as well as a willingness to collaborate with other team members to develop approaches to overcome challenges.
    • Must be able to work independently as well as with others, be committed to following through on commitments, and value the importance of receiving and providing constructive feedback.
    • Ability and willingness to manage competing priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience with grants management systems and processes, including strategic moves management; CRM experience is a prerequisite for the position, with Razor’s Edge NXT highly preferred; proficiency in basic software programs (MS Office, Google applications, SharePoint).
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, especially in working with a wide range of people, and navigating complex dynamics and partnerships.
    • Experience in grant proposal and report writing.
    • Knowledge of grants management financial methods, procedures, and practices.
    • Management and supervisory experience a plus.
    • Passion and commitment to and/or interest in social justice, public interest law and/or immigration issues.


    • High school diploma required, higher education background in philanthropy or nonprofit management a plus
    • 3 or more years of grant management and administration, experience in both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations a plus
    • Experience and in-depth knowledge of grant management/administration process and procedures, grant proposal and reporting processes, and general knowledge of applicable laws and guidelines with regard to foundation grant fundraising for both 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations

Physical Demands

    •        Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods
    •        Communicating with others to exchange information.
    •        Repeating motions, like typing or answering a phone, that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
    •        Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned. 

Work Environment

    • The work environment is generally quiet and in an office setting
Please submit an updated resume and cover letter. Applications are reviewed on rolling basis.

The annualized salary is $94,500.

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.