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Senior Grants Officer
L.F-LAPA Fundraising in New York, New York
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Date Posted 08/13/2020
Philanthropy-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Our Client:
As a leader in the philanthropic community, LAPA represents organizations from a full spectrum of the non-profit sector. Our firm is committed to ensuring that our employees are culturally competent and capable of providing counsel of the highest caliber. LAPA maintains a collegial environment, respecting and celebrating the variety of life experiences each employee brings to the firm, providing internal cultural awareness programs, and encouraging professionals of all backgrounds to consider opportunities in philanthropy. LAPA also seeks to build partnerships with nonprofit organizations that recognize the importance of promoting greater diversity within the philanthropic arena.


  • Prepare funding proposals, attend conferences, and facilitate relationships with private foundations, family foundations, financial advisors, individuals of high net worth, and governmental organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with a team, including the Director of Grants for strategy and supervision.
  • Manage deadlines including funder requirements as well as client reporting requirements. These include, but are not limited to: Letters of Intent, Proposals, Cultivation Letters, Grants Assessment, Appeal Letters, Weekly Update Emails, and Quarterly Reports.
  • Utilize prospect research methodologies including Guidestar Pro, The Foundation Directory Online, RelSci, and others.
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of CRM databases like Salesforce, Bloomerang, Raiser's Edge, etc.
  • Engage necessary client contacts and topic experts to further program goals and objectives through funding strategy.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties, as needed.


  • Undergraduate degree in English, healthcare, education, public health, business, the natural sciences or a related field required, a graduate degree is preferred.


  • A minimum of five years’ experience in securing Institutional Funding from private foundations, and possibly from governments, corporations, and family foundations/donor-advised funds.
  • The ability to work interdependently as a team-player.
  • The ability to multitask and handle long and short-term assignments simultaneously.
  • Very skilled in balancing the role of ‘technician’ with funder and client-facing responsibilities including phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings.
  • Maintain existing Institutional Funder relationships and cultivate new funders for a minimum of three ongoing client engagements.
  • Excellent analytic, writing, reporting, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Considering your work as a matter of social justice, advocating for the rights of those most oppressed by society.
  • Proficient in personal computer, preferably Microsoft Windows Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Position Type
This is a full time, W2 role. You are expected to work from the LAPA offices in New York City and/or from the offices of the client. Given the current global health pandemic all LAPA staff are working remotely through at least January 1st, 2021. There will be a well-planned orientation period and transition.
A minimum of a three-year commitment is required. This position reports to the Director of Grants.

Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is competitive within the consulting industry. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, pre-tax transportation benefits, and eligibility for a 401K program in the second full year of employment.

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