Associate Director of Philanthropy
RIP Medical Debt
NYC Metropolitan Area (hybrid); West Coast applicants
ABOUT RIP MEDICAL DEBT:
RIP Medical Debt’s mission is to end medical debt and be a
source of justice in an unjust healthcare finance system; a unique
solution for patient-centered healthcare providers; and a moral
force for systemic change. In 2024, as they mark their 10th
anniversary, RIP Medical Debt celebrates a decade of impact, having
successfully eliminated over $10 billion in medical debts,
providing crucial financial relief for more than 6.8 million
individuals and families. Recently featured on
NPR, RIP proudly received transformative gifts from Mackenzie
historic grant from New York City, and recognition from many
RIP’s offices are located in Long Island City NY, just minutes
from Manhattan, conveniently located steps away from many major
subway lines. The team has implemented and fully embraced a hybrid
work environment, working from the office only 3 days per
week. RIP will also consider West Coast applicants.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy and working in
close partnership with colleagues across RIP Medical Debt, the
Associate Director of Philanthropy is responsible for building
relationships with and securing mid‐level gifts ($10,000‐$25,000
range) from high net‐worth individuals, foundations, and
corporations in support of the organization’s highest
The Associate Director will focus on identifying, qualifying,
and soliciting, and stewarding highly philanthropic prospects and
current donors. As a strategic thinker with significant donor
experience, an effectiveness in working with wide audiences, and a
track record of delivering strong customer service, the Associate
Director will pursue growth of their portfolio by coordinating with
senior staff as well as key stakeholders to engage individuals in
the significance of RIP’s mission. The Associate Director is
responsible for assisting the entire Philanthropy team with
reaching its financial goals.
Major Gifts Cultivation, Solicitation, and
- Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for a dynamic
portfolio (150‐200) of prospects and donors – including
constituents from the individual, corporate, and foundation giving
- Conduct 10 to 12 donor visits a
- Utilize moves management to secure major gifts and strengthen
- Draft proposals and reports for special campaigns, appeals,
partnerships, and donors as
- Develop and update supportive materials for engagement,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes.
- Track prospect and donor activity, strategies, and projections
in Bloomerang database (or comparable CRM).
- Perform special projects as assigned, including support for
10th Anniversary Celebration; conduct donor tours and meetings, and
participate in senior meetings as appropriate.
- Stay up to date on fundraising and donor cultivation best
practices & strategies, propose updates and changes to the VP,
Collaboration, Engagement, and
ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
- Strategize with the VP of Philanthropy and senior leadership to
build and manage a network of relationships with prospective
- Collaborate with VP of Philanthropy to develop annual
fundraising goal; mid‐year revision, year‐ end, and other revenue
and activity reporting as requested.
- Work with RIP staff, fellow Philanthropy teammates, and key
stakeholders as appropriate to identify funding priorities and
- Participate in prospect strategy conversations to evaluate
various gift opportunities, giving vehicles, and develop effective
- Collaborate with colleagues (ex. Finance, Debt Acquisitions,
Public Policy, Development Operations, and Information Services) to
execute projects with a focus on maximizing participation, revenue,
and engagement from prospects, donors, volunteers, and other
- Develop a keen understanding of the work of RIP Medical Debt,
our program areas and services, and relevant and current issues
related to medical debt‐relief.
- Support the Philanthropy Team and the RIP Medical Debt team at
large on other events, projects, tasks, and campaigns as
- Contribute to fostering an ethical, positive results‐oriented
philanthropic culture founded on transparent communication.
successful candidate will be a savvy, entrepreneurial, and dynamic
major gifts fundraiser. They will also possess:
- 3‐5 years of progressive direct frontline major gift or
leadership level fundraising experience
- Demonstrated measures of success with closing gifts at the five
and six figure level
- Strong knowledge of moves management and demonstrated ability
to successfully develop and implement short, medium, and long-term
donor engagement strategies.
- Seasoned experience in nonprofit management, donor relations or
a development‐related area (such as institutional giving,
fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, or similar work).
- Creativity and flexibility – a self-starter who thrives in a
team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and
- Genuine commitment to the mission of RIP Medical Debt and
ability to articulate the importance and urgency of the
organization’s work to a variety of audiences.
- Strong administrative, customer service, or volunteer
management experience is
- Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is
- Experience with fundraising management CRMs (ex. Bloomerang,
Raisers Edge) and related software (ex. iWave).
- Willingness to travel.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
· Annual salary
$90,000‐$120,000 for qualified local candidates (offers to
candidates outside of the New York metro area may vary based on the
HOW TO APPLY:
- Hybrid work environment (office work 3 days a week).
- 4 weeks PTO (with additional days granted upon 3rd and 5th
- Fully paid medical, dental, and vision
- Employer‐paid life insurance, short‐term and long‐term
- 403(b) retirement plan
- Employee Assistance
to apply and submit a cover letter and resume in
confidence. Equal Opportunity Employer
RIP Medical Debt is an equal opportunity employer that is
committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit
discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color,
sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability,
genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected
characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local
This policy applies to all employment practices within our
organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training,
and apprenticeship. RIP Medical Debt makes hiring decisions based
solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the