Senior Manager, Development -
New York, NY Preferred / Remote
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Synergos is a global non-profit organization solving complex
issues around the world by advancing Bridging
Leadership, a style of leadership which builds trust and
collective action. Their experience over the last 35 years tells us
that collaboration releases more and better solutions than working
Together with partners in more than 30 countries, Synergos
focuses on transforming how people across sectors and divides come
together, develop deeper understanding, create shared vision, and
take collective action to solve deeply entrenched societal
problems. Their model can be applied to many areas of social change
and especially with networks of philanthropists and civil society
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Synergos seeks a Senior Manager, Development – Foundations
(“Senior Manager”) to lead fundraising activities from foundations,
both private and corporate, and to secure essential resources from
donors, both US and internationally, to support, sustain and expand
their long-term programs.
The Senior Manager will identify potential new funders, manage a
small portfolio of existing relationships, and support program
colleagues with program specific donors. The role will be 80% new
business development, 20% stewardship of existing
Reporting directly to the Director, Development (based in
London), the Senior Manager will work with a small development team
and will actively engage with Country Directors, Philanthropy, and
various Program Leaders. They will represent Synergos and its
mission, programs, and strategies in meetings with funders, thought
leaders and other external stakeholders.
Strategic Business Development
- Create and implement a multi-year development plan for
foundations to support the organization’s goals and business
- Collaborate actively with the CEO, Board of Directors,
Philanthropy, Country Directors, and Program Leads to appropriately
leverage contacts and involvement to engage with foundation
prospects, research funding prospects, identify connections to new
funders and funding sources, and develop approaches to ask and
build productive relationships.
- Research, identify, and build relationships with a range of
grant opportunities to create a robust pipeline of support for
Synergos’ key fundraising objectives.
Donor Stewardship and Administration
- Cultivate, solicit, and secure gifts and grants through
principally private and corporate foundations, but also government
and international development agencies where applicable.
- Compose clear, articulate grant proposals and documents that
make a reasoned, compelling case supporting the requested
contribution, including goals and expected outcomes.
- Collaborate with the development and communications teams to
develop personalized communication and stewardship strategies to
aid in donor solicitation and cultivation.
- Assure strong policies, practices, and systems for managing the
portfolio of donors’ financial reporting, and compliance with donor
rules and regulations in a manner that sustains donor confidence in
ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
The successful candidate will be a talented, creative, and
entrepreneurial development professional with a strong
understanding of and experience in the private and corporate
foundation landscape. The Senior Manager will be a consummate
relationship builder with the ability to match the appropriate
funder to Synergos’ international portfolio of programs as well as
help funders achieve their own philanthropic objectives and other
mission critical goals.
A strong candidate would bring/be:
- At least 5 years of experience working in the US and
international non-profit sector in fundraising or revenue efforts
with focused experience cultivating and soliciting
- Proven track record of soliciting and securing 5, 6 and 7
figure funding commitments and large-scale foundation support.
- Strong knowledge of fundraising principles, high-level gift
strategies, operational infrastructure, and philanthropic
foundation community particularly those in the realm of
- Outstanding written, listening, and spoken communication
skills, demonstrated success in reaching across organization and
- Highly motivated self-starter who is engaging, resilient, and
resourceful with the ability to adapt and thrive in an environment
of ambiguity and evolution.
- A collaborative, honest, and authentic approach to working with
internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of
projects and programs.
- An interest in technology with sound working knowledge of
Microsoft Dynamics CRM strongly preferred. Knowledge of Monday.com
- The highest standards of ethics, integrity, and values
consistent with those of Synergos.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
TRAVEL: Possible domestic and international
COMPENSATION: $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits
- We’re driven by purpose. We’re a values-driven
organization that’s laser focused on improving lives around the
world by building a trust.
- We value you. We offer a competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
- We’re a dynamic community. You’ll work with a
diverse, dedicated, compassionate staff and innovative global
networks of trust-builders.
CONTACT: Please email cover letter and
resume or nominations in confidence to: email@example.com
Synergos offers outstanding benefits that include health,
dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term
disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b),
generous vacation, personal sick leave, parental/adoption leave,
commuter benefits, community service day and much more.
Synergos is committed to creating a diverse work environment
and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do
not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis
of race, color, sex (including gender identity, nonconformity,
presentation or expression), sexual orientation, religion, national
origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any
other characteristic made unlawful to consider by applicable
federal, state, or local laws. We encourage
individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
In addition, Synergos is committed to
providing reasonable accommodations in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local