Senior Grant Writer

Position Overview

The organization has an immediate requirement for a seasoned Grant Writer. Reporting to the Director of Development, he/she will maintain relationships with a portfolio of donors, write proposals, reports and collateral materials, help create project and program budgets, regularly coordinate with the development team, board and artistic staff, manage deadline schedules, and help identify and cultivate new donor prospects.

  • Location: Manhattan, NY
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of Development Experience


  • Assist the institutional development calendar and ensure that new and renewed proposals, reports and
    supplemental materials are submitted on time
  • Maintain effective communication with current donors and new prospects
    Identify and develop new institutional prospects with support of the development and artistic team
  • Write grant proposals and LOIs and collaborate with the development team, grant writer/editor and
    other key staff to develop strategic and compelling grant applications
  • Prepare budgets and funder lists as required by donors
  • Coordinate institutional site-visits and funder audits
  • Work with artistic and education staff to ensure evaluations and reports comply with funder
  • Participate in development team meetings to review progress towards meeting the organization’s
    annual development plan, review grants calendar, and develop strategy for new funding sources
  • Maintain the donor database
  • Manage the invitation and RSVP lists for all development events
  • Greet VIPs at performances and cultivation events


  • 3-5 years of development experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively
  • Solid integrity and devotion to team efforts
  • Ability to multi task and exceptional organizational skills
  • Pro-active approach, flexibility, and positive attitude extremely important
  • Ability to learn new procedures on the job without formal training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations, willingness to push limits of existing
    abilities of the department to meet changing needs
  • Ability to work calmly within a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of NYC arts/youth funding community is a plus

Core Competency Requirements

  • Pro-active
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
  • Adept at working on numerous projects at once
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Consummate relationship building skills within and outside the organization
  • Must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Sense of humor and ability to work calmly and resourcefully within a high-pressure environment and
    adapt quickly to changing needs
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Suite, Access, Excel and Word
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic
    backgrounds of students

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the development and arts fields are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


YPC offers an attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to

Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023