Corporate Giving Officer

January 25th, 2021
Corporate Giving Officer

Corporate Giving Officer

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education, Environmental

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021

Intended Start Date: March 1, 2021


To apply: Applicants MUST submit a resume AND a cover letter via the link below:


Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. Billion Oyster Project is fueled by the passion and commitment of the team. Enthusiasm for the work of environmental restoration, public education and environmental justice is an expectation for the position. Candidates should be comfortable working on a team with various stakeholders and delivering on complex, multi-step projects.


Our Vision

A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return, benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons.


Our Ethos

Restoration through Education

We believe that restoration without education is fleeting. To ensure the long-term health and productivity of our natural environment, we must teach young people to care for, monitor and restore their Harbor.


Education through Restoration

We believe that students learn best when applying their studies to a large-scale ecosystem restoration project that challenges them to become active participants and takes them out of the classroom, down to the water’s edge to experience the ecosystem first-hand.


Our Flagship School

The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School’s mission is to provide a college-preparatory education built upon New York City’s maritime experience that instills in students the ethics of environmental stewardship and the skills associated with careers on the water.


About the Position: 

Billion Oyster Project seeks a Corporate Giving Officer to lead the development of external partnership opportunities and steward successful and sustainable corporate partnerships that support a growing organization. The Officer will maintain, renew and upgrade a portfolio of current corporate partners and collaborate on fundraising efforts (prospect research, outreach, solicitation, and stewardship) to meet specific annual goals. The Officer will work closely with the Director of Development and the Institutional Funding Officer to develop strategies for acquiring and managing new corporate funders and assist in developing and implementing long-term corporate partnership strategies for both current and prospective partners. The Officer will also be responsible for various department administrative duties and will work closely with the entire Billion Oyster Project staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising and Cultivation


1. Stewardship of Current Partners [40%]

  • Provide excellent customer service to current partners including check-in calls, project updates, in-person meetings as needed, support for volunteer events, and communications support all in an effort to renew and upgrade annual giving.

  • Manage and renew or upgrade a portfolio of current partner relationships with total annual budgeted revenue of no less than $500,000.

  • Develop and update renewal calendar for portfolio of current corporate partners.

  • Solicit and secure corporate sponsorships, in-kind product donations, and vendor participation for BOP’s signature fundraiser, the Billion Oyster Party.

  • Manage and carry-out (with comms support) all non-program related corporate partnership deliverables.

  • Manage corporate event sponsor activations at the Billion Oyster Party and communications deliverables leading up to the event

  • Secure silent & live auction donations for events from corporate partners.

2. Cultivation of New Partners [25%]

  • Take the lead in identifying and researching prospective new corporate partners, and in attaining new corporate partnership business to achieve budgeted and programmatic goals.

  • Respond to incoming requests for partnership information and schedule, prepare for and host 2-3 prospective partner calls per week.

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies for corporate partnership opportunities in conjunction with BOP’s restoration, education and engagement programs and initiatives.

  • Manage current prospect questions, touch points, follow up and requests for information, meetings, and proposals for companies [with an anticipated annual giving level between $1,000 and $25,000].

  • Secure corporate event sponsors for non-Billion Oyster Party events


3. Administrative [25%]

  • Prepare and send out acknowledgements and invoices on a weekly basis,, and follow up on outstanding invoices and pledges.

  • Assist with preparation and management of annual budget, revenue tracking, and goals.

  • Work with the Finance team to review outstanding pledges and balances and other financial information to ensure accurate accounting of donations, pledges, and pledge payments.

  • Help maintain and manage corporate files and database including donor communications, record keeping and accounting as required.

  • Prepare renewal and new partner agreements as needed.

  • Develop department efficiencies to streamline work wherever possible.


4. Communications [10%]

  • Work closely with the communications team to provide carry-out corporate partnership deliverables.

  • Work with comms team to add PR value to corporate partners while leveraging their communications resources to raise awareness of Billion Oyster Project.

  • Liaise with the communications team for corporate communications needs including events, website updates and corporate partner additions, magazine articles and advertisements, and social media posts.

  • Assist in compiling the list of corporate funders to include in the Annual Report.


Corporate Volunteer Program

  • Responsible for fundraising related to the Corporate Volunteer Program. Responsible for securing corporate interest in the Corporate Volunteer Program and liaising with Volunteer Coordinator to manage the volunteer days.

  • Responsible for managing the partnerships with volunteer corporations year round.

  • Finalize logistics for volunteer days with Volunteer Coordinator as lead, including catering, social media and payment.

Development Department

  • Assists with general Development Department activities, such as mailings and preparation for Board meetings, as needed.

  • Works with the communications team to coordinate photography and marketing for all Development events.

  • Maintains project management schedule documenting and tracking all event activities, costs and outcomes and provides regular reports to departmental leadership.

May be assigned other related duties by the Director of Development.


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 2-4 years minimum experience in non-profit fundraising and/or account management, as well as a genuine concern and passion for the environment. Other requirements include the ability to work independently, have strong business judgment and initiative, and be able to represent the organization in front of a variety of high-level business partners. Must also be able to work well in a team and treat others with respect and professional courtesy.


Excellent writing and communication skills required. Experience in grant writing and speaking with professionals from corporate, foundation, and program sectors a plus. Experience with G Suite and Microsoft Office essential. Previous experience with CRM databases, and assisting with the preparation of department goals and budgets preferred.


  • 2+ years in nonprofit or corporate communications

  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills

  • Microsoft Office and G Suite skills 

  • Experience using donor/event management platforms (Salesforce, Eventbrite, Classy, etc.)

  • Ability and interest in learning to use new digital tools

  • Attention to detail

  • Available to work occasional nights and weekends


Desired Qualifications:


  • BA in Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications, Marketing, English or comparable field

  • 3 years in nonprofit development and/or communications

  • Experience with Mailchimp

  • Basic design/layout experience (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Canva, etc.)

  • Understanding of the social media platforms BOP uses (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube) 

  • Background in or passion for education, environmental justice, maritime industry, or nonprofit communication

Work Schedule


Mondays – Fridays, 9am-5pm, 40 hours per week or a schedule consistent with needs of the department’s current projects. Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed. Subject to NYS and NYC health policies, and BOP’s internal COVID-19 protocols, it is anticipated that this job will be performed from home until June 30, 2021 (or such earlier time as prevailing health conditions allow) and that thereafter there will be the opportunity to work from home 1-2 days a week as needed.


$50-65k commensurate with experience



The BOP Corporate Giving Officer is an employee of the New York Harbor Foundation d/b/a Billion Oyster Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This is a year-round position and benefits include health insurance, generous paid vacation time, 10 paid holiday, personal days, sick leave, medical and dental insurance, FSA program, 401K, a pre-tax commuter program, and Citi Bike discount.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Billion Oyster Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 


Any person working in the New York City Department of Education buildings, working with NYC DOE students or who has access to NYC DOE confidential information is required by New York State law to undergo a security clearance, including fingerprints, prior to commencing services. All prospective employees must have a security clearance before starting work. No one can be fingerprinted by the NYC DOE or undergo the security clearance unless they have been added to the organization or agency’s Personnel Eligibility Tracking System roster.



Billion Oyster Project

  • 10 South Street, Slip 7
  • New York, NY 10004
  • USA
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