Director of Institutional Giving

New York, United States · Development


Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with NYC Parks. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.

Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.

The director of institutional giving functions at a senior level to develop strategies to sustain and grow institutional funding from current and prospective foundation and government entities. The director oversees foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, programmatic support, strategic initiatives, and capital projects.

Reporting to the chief advancement officer, this is an exciting opportunity to employ strategies that will shape the future of the High Line at a pivotal point in its history. The director regularly interfaces with the High Line’s senior leadership team,establishes annual income goals for the institutional giving portfolio, and cultivates and maintains relationships with potential and current foundation and government (local, state, and federal) partners in order to meet or exceed these goals. The director supervises at least one full-time staff member. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Primary responsibilities:

Strategy development

Prospect management




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