Deputy Director of Development

Deputy Director of Development

Deputy Director of Development 150 150 TCF1Whitehall
The Century Foundation
November 14, 2022
New York
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Gaby Garcon
Main Phone


Deputy Director of Development

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a proven, successful, hands-on Deputy Director of Development who will assist the development team with our fundraising efforts during this period of exciting growth. TCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by revenue from our endowment, grants, and contributions from foundations, individuals, and other partners.

Job Overview

Located in our New York City office, the Deputy Director of Development is responsible for working with TCF’s development team on our overall revenue generation strategies. Primarily reporting to TCF’s Vice President of Development, the Deputy Director will be responsible for the smooth running of the organization’s grants management/reporting activities.  The Deputy Director will work closely with the VP of Development, the finance team, administrative team, editorial, and TCF Fellows to implement key aspects of grant applications and management; grant reporting data and files; and research on funders, along with coordination of the participatory grant seeking process. Specifically, the Deputy Director will work under the VP of Development to facilitate efficient grant management processes and maintain accurate funder–partner files. They will bring energy, vision, and creativity to further TCF’s record of innovation and achievement.



  • Manage TCF grants portfolio with the Vice President of Development on all grant management activities, including reviewing and writing proposals, keeping all grant documents organized and timely filed in TCF’s project management system (Asana), Network for Good, and development folders
  • Manage a portfolio of 50 institutional donors with the VP of Development on grant   proposal submissions
  • Manage a comprehensive calendar of past, current, and upcoming proposals and reports
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities for the organization
  • Engage with TCF program teams to develop new proposals
  • Keep track of all active grants on the grants calendar and development calendar and maintain a portfolio of over eighty prospects with the VP of Development
  • Implement grant-seeking work plans to ensure policy teams are on track to meet deadline
  • Complete due diligence review of grant applications, identifying compliance issues for the team
  • Work with the finance team to reconcile all funds received on a monthly basis, or as a grant is received, with the paperwork scanned and filed
  •  Implement a grant expense authorization process, in coordination with the finance team  to ensure timely grant expenditures
  •  Provide the VP of Development with regular progress reports and updates on grants, including prospective grants
  •  Organizing all grant agreements in project management system (Asana), our shared files and in the donor base
  •  Working with VP of Development on the financial and budget related questions, as per grant agreements
  • Research, prepare, and maintain a prospecting portfolio, with eligibility requirements and priority level
  • Coordinate with development team and finance team on the preparation and review of financial reports, and revisions of approved grant budgets as necessary
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for grant fundraising targets and current status for submissions to VP of Development
  •  Assist with organizing meetings and distributing agendas and related materials
  • Other duties, as required



  •     BA or equivalent required; 5-7 years of work experience in grant writing and management in a medium to large nonprofit organization.
  •     Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational and communication skills
  •     Keen attention to detail, and a quick learner
  •     Intermediate to advanced knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, document management and report writing a must.  Experience with a project management system is a plus
  •     Ability to think and work quickly and efficiently, and communicate effectively with teams
  •     Solid ethics and an ability to use discretion with sensitive material
  •     Willingness to be flexible and open-minded, and be a highly engaged team player
  •     A sense of humor, balanced with a sincere interest in the mission

How To Apply

If interested in the position please use the link to submit your application: