Development Assistant
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Development Assistant

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 Development Assistant is a crucial member of FPHNYC’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. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Philanthropy, the Development Assistant is responsible for supporting all aspects of fundraising work, including events, prospect research, and data management.


Temporally remote.  Applicants must able to commute to FPHNYC’s downtown Manhattan office once reopened.



  • Monitor grant opportunities announced by public and private sectors
  • Research and maintain files on institutional and individual funding prospects
  • Support all aspects of the External Relations Team’s Salesforce record keeping and data management, entering data, creating and pulling reports, updating institutional and individual profiles
  • Prepare acknowledgment letters and track payment/check receipt in Salesforce
  • Support in-person and virtual events, including list management, invite tracking, timeline management, and follow-up
  • Create briefing materials for senior staff and Health Department leaders for meetings with funders and events
  • Assist with collecting, summarizing, and recording grant outcome accomplishments
  • Monitor compliance and prepare materials for state charity registration
  • Support preparation of board meeting materials
  • Support and track corporate prospect approval process
  • Perform any other department duties or special projects as directed by supervisors
Qualifications and Skills
  • BA required
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest in public health preferred
  • 1-2 years’ work experience in a nonprofit environment, as part of a development team preferred
  • Prospect research experience preferred
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience working with many people at various levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize workload
  • Experience with data entry software required
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar fundraising software strongly preferred


To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


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