The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

Development Department

LDF’s Development Department is headquartered in New York City and oversees all fundraising efforts to support LDF’s ongoing programs and operations. This is a transformative time for LDF, and the Development Department has grown as a result of the widespread attention. The Development Department looks to build on this recent growth in the coming years.

The Manager of Corporate Giving will manage LDF’s new corporate giving program. Reporting to Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Special Events, the Manager will develop and steward strategic relationships that drive LDF’s mission of achieving racial justice and equality.

Beginning on March 7, 2022, LDF will transition to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned at least two days per week.


  • Implement and manage LDF’s new Corporate Giving Program, including fulfilling corporate donor and sponsor benefits, managing recognition, conducting stewardship activities, the managing renewals process, and collaborating with other members of the Institutional Giving team;
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of corporate donors and event sponsors;
  • Maintain a calendar of due dates for funding requests, reports, other deliverables/benefits, and donor engagement;
  • Draft grant/sponsorship proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant/sponsorship reports for the signature of the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Special Events and the Deputy Director of Development;
  • Draft communications to corporate donors, including email updates, notifications, and invitations;
  • Assist the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Special Events with the implementation of event strategies, preparation for in-person and virtual events, and day-of-event responsibilities;
  • Conduct prospect and donor research, including creating event “look books”;
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Development team to develop and implement accurate and effective donor communications, such as solicitation and stewardship materials;
  • Stay up to date on trends and best practices in corporate fundraising and special events; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising corporate relations;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Experience with civil rights, human rights organizations a plus;
  • Ability to effectively steward corporate relationships, including managing deadlines, fulfilling benefits, and managing recognition;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Attention to detail is a priority;
  • Excellent research skills (e.g., prospect research);
  • Excellent communications, both written and verbal;
  • Excellent time management and organization skills. Ability to oversee multiple priorities and meet required time frames and schedules. Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively; and
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge.

The salary range of the position is $75,000 to $90,000.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.