Development Manager/Grant Writer

American Liver Foundation
January 3, 2018
New York
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Carol Smaberg
39 Broadway


American Liver Foundation

National Office (New York City)

Development Manager/Grant Writer

The American Liver Foundation (ALF), a public health organization that provides education and support to patients, seeks a Development Manager who is motivated by the opportunity to play a supporting role in the expansion of ALF’s national fundraising office. The Manager will report to ALF’s National Director of Development.


Conduct research on prospective corporate, foundation, government and individual donors.

Conduct the full range of activities required to write, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies. This includes the development of budgets and budget narratives.

Write and submit grant reports, including obtaining and interpreting program information and data.

Serve as an expert on ALF’s programs, services and research awards.

Help to identify and solicit (in writing, by phone and in-person) new donors that can provide dollars and in-kind items needed to bolster ALF’s fundraising events and programs.

Brief ALF National Director of Development/leadership for donor meetings.

Collaborate on stewardship of current donors that may include drafting thank you letters, producing newsletters and assisting with the annual report.

Undertake select projects—as time allows—designed to build the capacity of the Development Department, such as crafting policies and procedures towards best-in-class fundraising or increasing donations in target areas (e.g., year-end appeal).

Proofread own work and that colleagues’ work, as part of our collaborative environment.

Manage grants calendar and meet internal and external deadlines.

Maintain current records in donor database and in paper files.

Other development activities as assigned.

Requirements: Education and Experience

Career track record that shows stability with a nonprofit organization, ideally with two or more years of tenure in a recent grant writing position.

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health, public administration, journalism or related field a plus.

Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate clear, persuasive, and concise thoughts.

Ability to collect, synthesize and process information quickly and with accuracy.

Willingness to cold call potential donors and activity participate in solicitation meetings.

Open to developing new fundraising skills, beyond grant writing.

Knowledge of the philanthropic environment and general understanding of best practices in fundraising.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with fundraising software preferred.


How To Apply



The American Liver Foundation (ALF) will aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of its work and will demonstrate its commitment to and accountability for an inclusive environment in which differences are recognized, respected, valued and celebrated.

Please send your cover letter with salary requirements, a short writing sample, and resume to


Nearly one in four adults in the United States has a liver condition. Most don’t know it. Founded in 1976, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation’s largest patient advocacy organization for people living with liver disease. ALF reaches more than 2 million people each year with health information, education and support services via its national office, 16 U.S. divisions and an active online presence.


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