Development Manager

American Liver Foundation | New York, New York


Founded in 1976, the American Liver Foundation is the nation’s largest advocacy organization for people living with liver disease. ALF reaches more than 2 million people each year with health information, education and support services via its national office, 16 U.S. divisions and an active online presence. 

Job Summary

The American Liver Foundation seeks a Development Manager/Grant Writer who is motivated by the opportunity to play a supporting role in the expansion of ALF’s national fundraising office.  ALF's programming for patients is growing at a rapid pace.  To support this growth, ALF requires an entrepreneurial individual who can help develop and implement plans for attracting new corporate and foundation donors.  An experienced grant writer who is interested in strategic planning and program design would thrive in this position.

Reports To

The Manager will report to ALF’s National Director of Development.


  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research, write, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations, corporations, individuals and potentially government agencies.  This includes the development of budgets and budget narratives.
  • Write and submit grant reports, including obtaining and interpreting program information and data.
  • Serve as an expert on ALF’s programs, services and research awards.
  • Help to identify and solicit (in writing, by phone and in-person) new institutional donors that can provide dollars and in-kind items needed to bolster ALF’s fundraising events and programs.
  • Brief ALF National Director of Development/leadership for donor meetings.
  • Collaborate on stewardship of current donors that may include drafting thank you letters, producing newsletters and assisting with the annual report.
  • Undertake select projects—as time allows—designed to build the capacity of the Development Department, such as crafting policies and procedures towards best-in-class fundraising or increasing donations in target areas (e.g., yearend appeal).
  • Proofread own work and that of colleague’s work, as part of our collaborative environment.
  • Manage grants calendar and meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Maintain current records in donor database and in paper files.
  • Other development activities as assigned.


  • Career track record that shows stability with a nonprofit organization, ideally with two years of tenure in a grant writing position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health, public administration, or journalism a plus.
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate clear, persuasive, and concise thoughts.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic environment and general understanding of best practices in fundraising.
  • Ability to collect, synthesize and process information quickly and with accuracy.
  • Willingness to call potential donors and participate in solicitation meetings.
  • Open to developing new skills, beyond grant writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience with fundraising software preferred.


Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Erika Goodman at

American Liver Foundation