As a local organizing center and nationally recognized organization in the struggle for racial, social and economic justice, ALP is now hiring for the new position of Manager of Development & Grassroots Fundraising to cultivate & sustain our funders and donors. This person is central to supporting our next stage of development and grassroots fundraising growth through building a giving culture at ALP to resource our work and longevity. This role will work closely with the Executive Director, board, staff and members to identify and implement grant management goals and grassroots fundraising. They must be a dynamic and creative individual that enjoys building relationships to our funders  and members/donors and are committed to building grassroots fundraising strategies to redistribute wealth to our movements, and communities. They also seek to build leadership practices in fundraising that reflect ALP’s mission.




The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.



  1. Managing Grant Writing & Funder Relations: Overseeing both foundation and government grants including: writing proposals; developing budgets with program and administrative staff; writing grant reports, and identifying new funding sources with the Director of Programs and ED.
  2. Grassroots Fundraising:  A desire to cultivate grassroots fundraising skills within our organization and membership base to sustain grassroots fundraising strategies rooted in racial, gender and economic justice.  Have skill in building and maintaining member/donor giving including on line appeals; experience doing in person pitches and supporting board and member led house parties and events. Able to work interdependently with the Executive Director to support major/individual donor fundraising.
  3. Database Management: Experience in managing databases and building development infrastructure including: knowledge of donor software and databases (CIVICRM) to track donor records and ensure accurate collection of donor information and follow up.
  4. Annual Fundraising Campaigns: Able to confidently and skillfully manage fundraising event(s), with staff, board members and volunteers as needed.
  5. Coordinating interns, volunteers, and staff as needed on fundraising efforts.


Required Qualifications: 
  1. Proven ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, intergenerational communities and organizations especially within LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities and significant experience with coalition building.  
  2. Strong working knowledge of LGBTSTGNC POC, communities, issues, and resources locally & nationally.
  3. 3 years demonstrated experience securing, expanding and managing multiple funding streams (e.g., individual, foundation, government, private).
  4. Excellent writing and communication skills.
  5. Comfort and experience with communicating with community members, community leaders, donors and funders.
  6. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  7. Excellent writing skills, and demonstrated ability to write strong grants proposals and donor letters that center the needs and conditions of the LGBTSTGNC POC community.
  8. Excellent development management skills including a high level of organization and attention to details and timeliness
  9. Experience with maintaining donor records and databases
  10. Able to work interdependently and collectively in a team atmosphere
  11. Based in New York City


Preferred Qualifications: 
  1. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively with staff and volunteers, and with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  2. Interest in working with a small and slowly growing grassroots organization, with flexibility to adapt as the organization grows.
  3. Experience with coordinating community led fundraising events and facilitating grassroots fundraising political education workshops
  4. Knowledge of the racial/gender wealth divide and reparations analysis
  5. Budgeting and communications experience a plus
  6. A sense of humor and enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere.
  7. Experience with aggregating data for development reporting
  8. Two or more years experience working within a community-based organization, using consensus and other participatory decision-making model



$54,900 FTE with a generous fringe benefits package provided.


How To Apply: 



Applications should include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. A list of 3 professional references with names, telephone and emails
  4. A technical writing sample (not to exceed 5 pages)


Please send all documents as a PDF.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, all applications must be submitted by April 30th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only applicants advancing in the process will be contacted.


Please submit applications by mail to ALP, 147 West 24th Street, Fl., New York, NY 10011; OR as a single PDF document to stating position of interest in the subject line. (Only send your application to   . Please do not send to any other ALP emails or via social media.)


We cannot accept hand delivered applications OR applications in the body of the email. Due to staffing constraints, we regret that ALP is unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding this position.


Thank you for your interest.


ALP is an Equal Opportunity Employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.


Application Deadline: 
April 30, 2018