Senior Development Associate
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree
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 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 Director of Institutional Philanthropy, the Senior Development Associate is a key member of FPHNYC’s Development Team, whose mission is to secure funding for priority projects at the Health Department. The Development 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.   


The portfolio of programs of the Senior Development Associate will include DOHMH  Maternal and Infant Health programmatic priorities.


  • Manage a portfolio of funding priorities from the NYC Health Department: matching projects with appropriate funding opportunities and overseeing 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 
  • Mange 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 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 
  • Support events such as Funders Briefings 
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor  
  • 2-5 years of direct fundraising/grant development experience
  • Master's 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 
  • Preferred – Interest and experience supporting programs related to reproductive health, material health, infant health, or school-based health
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience including working projects through the full funding cycle from prospect research to proposal submission and reporting/renewal
  • Strong writing skills  
  • Prospect research experience 
  • 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 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 resume, with cover letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We will not review resumes without cover letters. 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.