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Manager, Strategic Engagement

Food Bank For New York City
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 19, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications, Sales and Marketing
Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title:                             Manager, Strategic Engagement

Department:                  External Relations

Reports to:                     Director of Strategic Giving

Locations:                      39 Broadway – Lower Manhattan / Hybrid/ Remote



Food Bank’s Manager, Strategic Engagement helps sustain a moves-management program for transformative partnerships with the Food Bank’s top tier of donors and prospects, supports development efforts for the c-suite and Board of Directors, collaborates with a diverse group of internal constituencies, analyzes large data sets in excel, makes recommendations based on the analysis, and drafts communications to high level donors. Working closely with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Strategic Initiatives Manager will play a significant behind-the-scenes role in identifying, cultivating, closing, and stewarding 7- and 8-figure gifts from our most high capacity, high-visibility prospects and donors.


By utilizing outstanding project management skills, the position will ensure the Food Bank builds a competitive edge in its fundraising efforts through superlative, strategic donor engagement on behalf of the President/CEO, the Chief Development Officer, the Vice President of Strategic Giving, and the Director of Strategic Initiatives. This person also drafts strategy briefings, profiles, and debriefings.



Under the leadership of the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Manager, Strategic Engagement will:

·      Support development initiatives for the Food Bank c-suite and collaborate with a diverse group of internal colleagues with the highest level of diplomacy

·      Manage multiple projects simultaneously, balance various timelines, and drive for results

·      Perform moves management for high-capacity donors and prospects

·      Drive the development agenda for Food Bank’s work with high-visibility donors and prospects

·      Balance and advance strategic initiative priorities by utilizing strong project management skills

·      Draft transformative proposals that support strategic organizational fundraising goals

·      Prepare agendas, dossiers, and other needed materials for prospect review/moves management meetings with the Senior Leadership Team and Development Committee meetings

  • Review and analyze large data sets in Microsoft Excel and make recommendations on the analysis
  • Maintain data integrity by promptly recording actions and notes in the database
  • Monitor market trends and media sources for relevant information on donors and prospects
  • Compose briefings for the Senior Leadership Team
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to the Mission and Values of Food Bank For New York City
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working directly with C-Suite management teams to set, help deliver, and track high-priority strategic goals
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Highly collaborative and with knowledge of fundraising moves management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superlative C-Suite customer service skills
  • Exceedingly diplomatic
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office – especially Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred experience with Raiser’s Edge 7, Raiser’s Edge NXT or similar CRM
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