The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative strategist to play a key role in mobilizing our membership community for maximum social impact. As part of the Americas East team, this role will help lead TPW’s Democracy Action Lab and related programming, which works with top issue experts and practitioners to advise, mobilize, and connect high-net-worth donors in the U.S. and across the globe. The successful candidate will have a passion for systems change and find personal satisfaction in building, managing, and executing growth initiatives. As Engagement Manager, this change agent will lead the campaign to identify, execute, and amplify best practices in community building, partnerships, and member mobilization. Working across TPW and with external partners, this position requires thought leadership, strong relationship-building skills, and a growth mindset. It is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in preserving democracy while shaping TPW’s organizational, global, and philanthropic sector impact.
Candidates can be based in the New York City or Washington, DC metropolitan areas or remote in other East Coast locations with the ability to travel to TPW's New York office. Applications should be submitted by June 3, 2022.
The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) is a global community of 350+ high-net-worth philanthropists committed to challenging systemic injustice and trained in the core principles of strategic giving. Founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, we accelerate social impact by mobilizing an international network of strategic investors united by their commitment to unlock resources, engage in lifelong learning, and take community-led approaches to the world’s most challenging problems. Rooted in over 25 years of practice, TPW is relentlessly focused on activating assets, accelerating impact, and igniting innovation. We are a dynamic, nimble, and collaborative organization of 14 changemakers across offices in London, New York, and San Francisco.
- Relationship-Building: Utilize effective interpersonal skills and techniques to reach organizational goals over time.
- Project Management: Identify the steps of a project, set appropriate deadlines, identify required participants, and hold self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines.
- Strategic Thinking: Take into account and analyze various points of view/relationships and pieces of data to form a perspective appropriate to a particular context/network. Translate organizational strategy into clear objectives and tactics.
- Persuasive Communication: Plan and deliver oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade their intended audiences.
- Perseverance: Self-motivated and motivates others to pursue the organization’s goals, strategies, and mission.
- Creativity: Envision new ideas that transcend traditional approaches and practices to move work forward.
- Program Design - Help design best-in-class innovative social impact program content featuring top decision makers, subject matter experts, and influencers.
- Movement Building - Help organize, design, and mobilize a movement of high-net-worth individuals to leverage their networks and champion trust-based philanthropy, innovative social impact, and equity-based social justice frameworks.
- Membership Engagement - Successfully steward a portfolio of members, prioritizing discretion, relationship-building, and strategic outreach to ensure effective and timely engagement.
- Events Planning - Plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of regional events and other creative strategies to keep members engaged in events, programs, or projects, and encourage membership renewal and donor support.
- Community Building - Develop and oversee regional pilot programs, processes, and activities that empower members to be effective stewards of their own giving, advance TPW’s mission, and engage in peer-to-peer collaboration.
- Prospect Identification & Outreach - Develop relationships with current and prospective members. Initiate interest in TPW by sending personalized, strategic emails, crafting social media posts, and identifying thought leadership opportunities. Assist with the refinement and streamlining of the member recruitment, engagement, and onboarding processes.
- Ecosystem Research - To help prioritize outreach, maximize our member impact, and develop and implement strategic approaches to secure partnerships, research organizations across the global philanthropic landscape and stay up-to-date on the latest news, research, and current events relevant to TPW’s mission, members, and impact.
- Communications & Marketing - Contribute to core marketing materials across multiple mediums, including emails, pitch decks, case studies, newsletter content, social media, website content, and speaking proposals. Prepare content and materials for external meetings and speaking engagements (e.g. partnership pitches, briefings, decks, talking points, etc.). Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications.
- Organizational Support - Track and execute multiple projects concurrently and cross-functionally while following group timelines, troubleshooting roadblocks, and meeting deadlines. In-person attendance for core events, meetings, and programming. For Managers based remotely or in Washington, DC, the ability to work at least two consecutive days a month from our New York office, which is located at NeueHouse Madison Square.
WHO YOU ARE
You are an intellectually curious problem solver with a demonstrated passion for social change. You thrive in entrepreneurial, collaborative, and mission-driven environments. The experience, skills, and knowledge we require are:
- BA/BS degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of five years’ program execution experience within public policy, philanthropy, politics, NGOS, social business enterprises, or social change campaigns.
- Willing and able to work occasional nights and weekends and to travel, at least monthly, domestically or internationally.
- Eager to work in an entrepreneurial and nimble environment as a resourceful, flexible team member who can wear as many hats as needed to meet objectives.
- Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and able to quickly learn new tools and technologies; proficiency with a CRM platform and/or other databases a plus.
- Willingness to manage office administration when needed, and to do so proactively and efficiently.
- Meticulous online and traditional research capabilities, including the ability to distill data and large amounts of information into concise and actionable outputs.
- Experience writing and monitoring externally-facing communications such as social media posts, press releases, fact sheets, branding materials, or talking points.
- A high level of discretion, respect for member confidentiality, and the professional acumen required to provide best-in-class interactions with high-profile individuals and partners.
- Experienced in externally-facing membership recruitment, constituent services, or campaign organizing experience.
We’d like, but don't require:
- Public policy or philanthropy expertise.
- Experience crafting internal briefing documents, including constituent profiles.
- Experience working with Asana, Salesforce, Slack, Calendly, and MailChimp.
LOCATION, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$90,000 depending on experience, located either remotely with the expectation of frequent travel, or in New York, NY or Washington, DC. TPW offers a competitive benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, 401k match, ongoing professional development, paid leave, flexible work schedules, remote work support, and NeueHouse membership privileges.
HOW TO APPLY
When you click to apply, please be prepared to complete the following:
- Upload your current resume/CV and include a short cover letter describing your interest and qualifications.
- Respond in brief to a single question about how our organizational values resonate in your own life or career. For more information on our organizational values, please visit our Job Openings page or our website.
- Upload a short writing sample. This should be something previously written such as a compelling email that drove registration to an event, a communication that deepened a client relationship in a meaningful way, or a thought leadership piece.
- OPTIONAL: If willing, please complete our demographic survey. This is strictly voluntary and will not be used for hiring decisions or impact your application for employment. It is used only in the aggregate to assist us in better understanding our applicant pool.
TPW is currently accepting applications for this position through Friday, June 3rd.
*MORE ABOUT US
TPW values the attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique. A core TPW value is that its staff, members, partners, operations, strategies, and investments advance equity within and beyond the organization. As strategic- and trust-based philanthropy leaders, we are intentional about practicing an organizational culture that is consistent with our values. Our culture embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding, which in turn allows TPW and its partners to collectively and more effectively achieve impact. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, humor, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Integrity, kindness, empathy, and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our partners, our members, and our supporters. Our internal and external activity centers around our core organizational values.
Please no phone calls or recruiters. TPW is an equal opportunity employer.