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Foundation & Government Relations Coordinator

Opportunity Title

Foundation & Government Relations Coordinator

Sponsoring Organization

Friends of the High Line


New York, NY

Until Filled




Friends of the High Line (FHL) raises 98% of the High Line's annual budget. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.


The Foundation & Government Relations Coordinator will assist in all aspects of stewarding and soliciting a growing portfolio of foundations, government agencies, and other grant-making institutions. The Coordinator will research prospects, draft proposals and supplementary materials, and maintain a calendar of grant deadlines and stewardship opportunities. This is a new position that will work closely with and report to the Director of Foundation & Government Support.


·Developing and assembling grant requests, including: letters of inquiry, proposals, supplementary materials, and budgets;

·Updating and maintaining the foundation and government pipelines in The Raiser’s Edge—including action items, research notes, relationships, and proposal information;

·Identifying and researching prospective funders for restricted funding and general operating support;

·Supporting the Director in preparing presentations and other materials for meetings with funders and prospects;

·Sending prompt acknowledgements for all foundation and government grants;

·Maintaining the calendar of solicitation, stewardship, and reporting requirements for foundation and government funders;

·Collaborating with FHL’s communications team to ensure proper recognition for Foundation & Government funders on the High Line’s website and blog as well as social media, digital and print media, and on-site signage;

·Working with program staff to identify and prioritize funding needs; and

·Assisting with other high-priority department initiatives on an as-needed basis, including staffing for fundraising events, and donor cultivation and stewardship activities.


The successful candidate will be skilled in written and verbal communications, and have experience in a fundraising setting—particularly but not exclusively in grantwriting or institutional relations. Candidates must be detail-oriented, highly organized, collaborative, and able to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of and passion for parks, cities, and/or cultural institutions preferred. Strong computer literacy is required, including skill with the full Microsoft Office suite, and knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database; an interest in graphic design is a plus. Must be comfortable interfacing with colleagues, funders, and the general public; and be able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed. Bachelor’s degree and two to three years of relevant experience is required.


Please submit a cover letter and resume through our applicant portal: Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Friends of the High Line is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


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