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Development Project Manager

Advance NYC
New York, United States
$70,000.00 - $75,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2024

About Advance NYC

Advance NYC is a leading consulting firm dedicated to meeting the flexible, on-demand needs of non-profit organizations. From transformative campaigns to strategic plans and annual fundraising activities, our team collaborates with clients to create and execute customized strategies that increase organizational stability and capacity. Advance NYC has had the privilege of working with a wide range of leading arts and cultural, education, economic development, public green space, and social service organizations including the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Friends of Governors Island, Mass MoCA, Pioneer Works, Prospect Park Alliance, the Public Theater, Sanitation Foundation, Urban Bush Women, and Weeksville Heritage Center, among others. Additional information on our work and clients can be found on our website at


Advance NYC continuously works to incorporate and foster a diversity of perspectives and experiences on our team. We are deeply committed both to creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment for employees of all races, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities; and to ensuring that our team reflects the landscape of our clients and communities we serve.


Advance NYC is committed to supporting the well-being of our employees: we endeavor to pay them fairly, provide professional development opportunities, promote from within, and foster a supportive workplace that allows everyone to place our full trust in each other and do our best work. The employee workload is structured to be accomplished within a 40-hour work week, and while the occasional long day or week happens, we strive for it to be an exception and not the norm. We respect each team member’s life outside of the office and set expectations both internally and with our clients to ensure that established working hours are observed. We value work/life balance and encourage our team members to use their paid time off.


Advance NYC prioritizes the professional development of our employees and fosters a community of learning and growth, with the aim of promoting from within whenever possible. To achieve this, regular check-ins are scheduled between employees and Advance NYC leadership to identify each employee's professional goals and collaboratively determine areas of growth. From there, we provide opportunities that directly align with these goals and offer supportive feedback to steer ongoing professional growth.


Advance NYC is currently seeking a full-time Development Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, motivated professional who is interested in advancing their career in nonprofit fundraising by working with a diverse portfolio of client organizations. We appreciate the value of myriad life and work experiences, recognize that many paths might adequately prepare someone for this role, and encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit to apply.

Reporting to a Senior Director and in collaboration with others on the team, this mid-level position will provide strategic counsel and  fundraising support for a portfolio of 4-6 clients. They will develop, manage, and execute a giving strategy for each client, including:  advising on general donor, major donor, corporate, and Board opportunities; drafting outreach to current and prospective donors; managing annual and special campaigns; supporting select events as needed (i.e. cultivation events, benefits, and galas); and ensuring proactive planning to meet all contributed income goals. Project Managers also collaborate with their Senior Director on the development and execution of Strategic Plans, Opportunity Assessments, and other organizational strategy deliverables. The Project Manager will be supported by an Associate and will collaborate with specialists in institutional giving / grant writing when necessary. 


This is a partially remote position: while Advance NYC operates in a virtual office, this position requires in-person attendance as needed for select client meetings, company meetings, and other related tasks in the NYC metro area. Mirroring client schedules, Advance NYC’s office hours are generally Monday-Friday, 10AM - 6PM EST, with the occasional night or weekend. Team members may exercise a more flexible schedule within the 40-hour work week as client commitments and team needs allow.


A strong candidate will have some combination of the below experience and skills:

    4-6 years of direct non-profit experience, preferably in fundraising Superior writing skills, with a track record of clear, efficient professional writing Experience developing and implementing sound fundraising strategies and assessment tools Experience managing professional relationships of all kinds - from internal staff to donors to Board members  Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously, interfacing with multiple internal and external collaborators Confident and efficient written and verbal communication skills Strong organizational and time-management skills Ability to work independently and be resourceful in approaching projects Experience working in CRM databases such as Salesforce, Patron Manager, Ovationtix, and Raiser's Edge  Interest in and willingness to participate in company-wide DEIA work A growth mindset and a habit of curiosity


Essential for performing this role:

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite Ability to work fully remotely, which includes access to a phone, computer, and reliable internet Ability to travel to client meetings in the NYC metro area, possibly multiple times per week


Commensurate with experience, the starting salary for this full-time, exempt (40-hour) position begins at $70K and caps at $75K. To ensure parity across employees at the same level, Advance uses a salary band system; the salary band for Project Managers is $70K-$90K. Once hired, employees receive annual cost of living adjustments and are eligible for performance-based salary increases each year, up to $90K for this position.  

Advance NYC also provides generous contributions toward health and dental insurance, paid vacation time and sick time, 13 paid holidays + EOY paid week off, summer Fridays, a 401k program with employer contribution, a stipend for home office tech equipment, FSA eligibility, and competitive parental and family leave. All team members are eligible for remote and flex time.


To Apply:
Please email your resume and a 1-page cover letter telling us more about yourself and why you are interested in the position to We will accept applications until July 15, conduct interviews through late July, and hope to fill the position for a mid-August start.


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