Director of Institutional Giving

September 2020 | New York, NY
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Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) seeks a talented and experienced development professional, with a passion for social justice, to become their new Director of Institutional Giving.

About MFJ

Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) envisions a society in which there is equal justice for all. MFJ’s mission is to achieve social justice, prioritizing the needs of people who are low-income, disenfranchised or have disabilities. The organization does this by providing the highest quality direct civil legal assistance, conducting community education and building partnerships, engaging in policy advocacy, and bringing impact litigation.

MFJ works to promote positive change and justice, focusing on four key areas:


Housing is a human right. MFJ prevents homelessness by defending tenants in eviction proceedings and homeowners in foreclosure actions, improving living conditions for tenants, and fighting harassment and discrimination to keep people in their homes and communities intact.

Disability and Aging Rights

Older people and people with disabilities have the right to age in place, avoid unnecessary institutionalization, and thrive in their communities. MFJ assists people with mental health disabilities with housing, government benefits, and other legal issues. The organization advocates on behalf of adult home and nursing home residents to protect them from abuse and neglect. MFJ works to make transportation accessible to people with disabilities so they can live independently.

Economic Justice

People are entitled to be treated fairly by government and the marketplace. MFJ ensures that people obtain and maintain government benefits, and represents low-income individuals and families seeking assistance in humanitarian or family-based immigration matters. The organization also helps people assert their consumer rights against unfair, predatory and discriminatory products and practices. MFJ fights discrimination and harassment in the workplace, assists people with criminal records to re-enter the workforce, and provides people with economic relief through tax and bankruptcy assistance.

Children’s Rights

All children deserve safety, stability, and the opportunity to flourish in their home life and school. MFJ works to address the legal needs of kinship families taking care of children whose parents cannot and represents low-income students with disabilities to obtain educational supports. MFJ also secures immigration status for undocumented children who have been abandoned by their biological parents.

About this Position

women-at-deskMFJ’s annual revenue is approximately $15 million, and more than 95% of funding comes from government grants and private support. Approximately 81% of revenue comes from government grants and 4.5% from foundation and corporate grants. Funding from individual giving, events and donated services accounts for about 10% of annual revenue.    

The Director of Institutional Giving is a senior level position and will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer. They will be responsible for driving a three-fold effort to secure funding from government, foundation and corporate sources. This includes strategic planning, research, grant writing, grant reporting, prospect engagement and prospect tracking related to prospective and current government, foundation and corporate funding sources.

The Director of Institutional Giving will work closely with organizational and program leadership to identify and develop compelling funding opportunities for government, foundation and corporate support. The Director will have access to and supervise interns and consultants as necessary.

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Mobilization for Justice is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to apply

If you are interested in learning more or being considered for this upcoming search, please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Kieran McTague

Senior Vice President and Director, New York, Principal

Development Guild DDI

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