Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent, and
increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that
trajectory and support vulnerable New York City families in
achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their
potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York
City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by
providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families,
supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing
public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between
healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of
public health issues including food and nutrition, health
insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive
health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our
work, please visit healthsolutions.org.
The Development Manager position at Public Health Solutions
(PHS) will work with the VP of Development, Communications &
Marketing, and the Director of Development to execute fundraising
strategies including to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
with special focus on five to six figure multi-year gifts, and
to generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty. The
position will manage all logistics of our ongoing efforts to build
philanthropic support, prospect research, gift processing, and
acknowledgments. The position will report to the VP of Development,
Communications & Marketing in the Development and Marketing
department. The ideal candidate has managed fundraising campaigns
including donor events and appeals; is an excellent writer who has
created donor invites and appeal letters; is an outgoing
professional who can work independently with donors, vendors, and
staff; and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of prospect
research, gift processing and fundraising tools and database
Specifically, the Development Manager
- Work with the Director of Development to execute on-the-ground
management of fundraising function of the organization, including
to meet/exceed annual fundraising goals.
- Help acquire new donors and cultivate/maintain relationships
through donor stewardship and relationship-building activities
(individuals and corporations).
- Participate in each step of the donor pipeline including
identification, qualification through research, cultivation,
briefing, request for support, and prompt follow up, stewardship,
- Serve as primary staff for individual prospects of five to six
figure or more, develop and implement compelling cultivation and
solicitation strategies for individual donors. This includes
building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of major gift
prospects, with primary focus on the portfolio’s highest prospects.
Create and maintain an annual “Top 20” group of potential major
gift donors to be solicited in the next 12–18-month period.
- Develop individual donor strategies, along with the resources
to renew and upgrade donor gifts, solicit, and close gifts.
- Design and develop solicitation strategies; identify gift
opportunities that match donors’ interests, and personally
soliciting gifts and continually steward major gift donors.
- Research and compile donor/prospect profiles, update and
maintain constituent records in Raiser's Edge, create and manage
donor and revenue tracking reports.
- Manage fundraising campaigns and associated communications and
logistics, including donor appeals, periodic issue-focused
fundraising efforts, donor receptions, on-site and virtual
fundraising initiatives (e.g., silent auction), and gala
- Investigate possibilities of program partnerships and strategic
alliances that will extend and increase avenues of support.
- Write and distribute PHS' donor communications, including
appeal letters, donor newsletter, event invitations, web landing
pages, donor acknowledgments, and other donor communications as
- Provide general administrative support to the Development and
Marketing Department, including but not limited to team meeting
agendas and note-taking, calendar management, follow-up calls and
tasks, managing department invoices, and other correspondence, as
- In addition to the above, performs all other duties as
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and
- Bachelor’s Degree, along with proven writing, oral
presentation, editing and organizational skills, required. Graduate
degree preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated experience, success, and progressive
responsibility in fundraising with a minimum of three to five
- Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution, with
high level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising.
- Proven ability to interact and influence philanthropic leaders.
Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of
successfully closing gifts within or above the required range.
- Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and
external constituents, organize and complete multiple tasks
simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation
skills, with proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office
Suite, and other computer skills, as necessary.
- Candidate must be a self-starter, flexible/skilled at
multi-tasking, able to work well under pressure, mission-driven,
detail-oriented, and able to communicate complex issues clearly and
- Commitment to representing PHS with enthusiasm, warmth, and
- Optimism and innovation are key qualities of a successful
- Salary: $70,000.00- $75,000.00.
NOTE: All applicants must comply with PHS’
vaccination policy. Effective October 1, 2021, employees will
be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and
encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with
disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals,