Senior Development Associate for Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Philanthropy
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Full Time
Senior Development Associate for Strategic Partnerships and

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.



The Senior Development Associate for Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Philanthropy is a key member of FPHNY’s External Relations Team, whose mission is to secure funding for priority projects at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The External Relations team includes FPHNYC’s Major Gifts, Institutional Philanthropy, Strategic Partnerships, and Communications functions.   This position will focus on securing grant funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources.  Reporting to the Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Philanthropy, and working with the Assistant Director, the Senior Development Associate is responsible for the foundation, government agency, and corporate fundraising activities of FPHNYC.



  • Monitor grant opportunities announced by public and private sectors
  • Support and participate in fundraising strategy development
  • Work closely with program partners at the NYC Health Department to support project planning and match programs with appropriate funding opportunities
  • Perform prospect research for specific programs
  • Research and maintain files on institutional funding prospects and prepare solicitation materials, briefings, and required materials for meetings with funders
  • Assist in writing, editing, formatting, and submission of proposals for grant funding and follow up with funders
  • Manage (solely and in coordination with other Development Team staff) multiple grant applications and other foundation, government and corporate funding solicitations, events, campaigns, and funder education and cultivation efforts
  • Understand public health issues and translate to language for lay people
  • Accompany organization leadership to meetings with foundations, as needed
  • Maintain our database in Salesforce to facilitate tracking, reporting and follow-up with funders and constituents
  • Work with grant managers once projects are funded, including participating in regular meetings with Health Department colleagues to ensure projects are moving forward in accordance with funder expectations and participating in editing and submitting reports and correspondence with funders
  • Identify strategic partnerships for organizational growth and development and pave the way for new collaborations
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor


Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters degree in Public Health or a related field preferred; can be substituted with 2 to 3 years of experience working in public health or social service
  • Strong writing skills required
  • 3-4 years work experience in the public health or social services field required
  • Prospect research experience required
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience working within and across teams with people at various levels
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize workload a must
  • Ability to work in small, fast-paced organization, bringing team spirit and a positive attitude
  • Experience with communications, such as drafting marketing materials or copy for social media, experience with social media  
  • Experience with  Salesforce or similar fundraising software strongly preferred
  • Experience with program development, budget development and donor stewardship a strong plus
  • Applicants must be located in the NYC-area and able to commute to FPHNYC’s office in downtown Manhattan once it is safe to work in an office.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.