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


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 the 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.





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



  • Manage a portfolio of funding priorities from the NYC Health Department: matching projects with appropriate funding opportunities and overseeing the full proposal process, including collecting documents; writing and/or editing; managing the process and timeline; working on budgets; submitting proposals.
  • Monitor grant opportunities announced by public and private sectors 
  • Support and participate in fundraising strategy development  
  • Research and maintain files on institutional funding prospects and prepare solicitation materials, briefings, and required materials for meetings with funders 
  • Manage relationships with key funders – pitching priority projects, following up on proposal submissions, and keeping informed of post-award outcomes
  • Manage (solely and in coordination with other 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 laypeople 
  • 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 
  • Support events such as Funders Briefings 
  • Perform any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the supervisor  



  • 2-5 years of direct fundraising/grant development experience
  • A Master's degree in Public Health or a related field is preferred; can be substituted with 2 to 3 years of experience working in public health or social service 
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience including working on projects through the full funding cycle from prospect research to proposal submission and reporting/renewal
  • Strong writing skills  
  • Prospect research experience required  
  • Experience leading meetings and working with people at various levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail and project management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize workload  
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar data management software is strongly preferred 
  • Experience with program development, budget development, and donor stewardship a strong plus



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $75,000 to $80,000.



Applicants must be based in the NYC area and able to commute to FPHNYC’s office in downtown Manhattan. This position will require a hybrid schedule with at least 2 days a week onsite.



To apply, send a 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.