• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Development & Finance Manager, State Infrastructure Fund job with NEO Philanthropy


Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects, a 501(c)(3) public
charity, NEO Philanthropy is a New York based national leader in
innovative philanthropic solutions. We lead large-scale
collaborative grantmaking funds on a range of social justice
issues, provide fiscal sponsorship and management to projects and
campaigns, manage donor advised funds and develop organization and
field-focused capacity building initiatives.

Since its inception in 2010, SIF has raised more than $160 million
to support the long-term sustainability of state-based networks of
nonpartisan organizations that: educate, register and mobilize
voters; organize communities to advocate on issues and policies;
support expanded access to the polls; and fight efforts to suppress
voter participation among underrepresented communities, including
people of color, new citizens, low-income communities, women and
young people. By building a highly effective set of infrastructure
organizations that can perform multiple tasks such as, year-round
cross-issue organizing, voter registration and mobilization, voter
protection and litigation and education around public policy, we
build the machinery needed to empower individuals, promote public
interest and strengthen the architecture of our democracy year in
and year out.

NEO is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Development
and Finance Manager of the State Infrastructure Fund (SIF) to help
develop and implement SIF’s fundraising strategy and oversee the
budgeting and finance responsibilities for the Fund.

NEO Philanthropy has its headquarters in NYC and has a hybrid work
remote structure based on job function. It is our expectation that
this role may be remote with in-person meetings required 4-8 times
per year. However, NY is preferred and staff will have the option
to select a partial or full in-office schedule if they are based in
the New York City area.

Vaccine Requirement:
NEO follows CDC guidance regarding staying up to date with COVID-19
vaccinations and boosters. Accordingly, and in order to ensure the
wellness and safety of our staff to the greatest extent possible,
NEO requires the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for all staff.
Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the
vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual

Working with and under the direction of the Vice President of the
State Infrastructure Fund, the
Development and Finance Manager will develop and execute an overall
fundraising plan for the Fund, identify new funding prospects and
maintain and strengthen relationships with SIF’s existing funders.
The successful candidate will be the primary person responsible for
the development of funding proposals, LOIs and reports, and the
management of the incoming grant tracking system. This position
will also be responsible for developing and maintain SIF’s
organizational budget, including working with the NEO Finance
Department to develop annual budget projections and periodic
modifications. They will develop monthly reports for the SIF
steering committee and other financial reports as required. This
position will work closely with the entire SIF team, as well as the
NEO Financial Planning and Analysis Team and other departments
across NEO Philanthropy.

Specifically, the Development and Finance Manager will:

1. Fundraising Plan Management:

  • Create a yearly fundraising plan and manage its
  • Research and identify funder prospects, opportunities and
    strategies to bring new funders to SIF.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President to develop outreach,
    engagement, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Support the Vice President in ensuring strategic donor
    outreach, consistent communication and strong relationships with
    existing funders.
  • Attend in-person and virtual meetings with Vice President to
    cultivate and steward relationships, leveraging support from other
    SIF staff where necessary.

2. Grants Program Management:

  • Manage the grant submission process, including collection and
    synthesis of data, completion of proposals, tracking, reporting,
    and corresponding with SIF’s funders.
  • Serve as the primary writer on all grant proposals and reports
    to funders.
  • Work with all members of the SIF team to collect relevant
    program data, organizational documents and information, and
    financial records to ensure accurate information is transmitted in
    all funder proposals, reports, and communications.
  • Create a grants tracking system for SIF
  • Carefully track donor and grant information in the Salesforce

3. Budget & Financial Oversight

  • In consultation with the Vice President, develop annual budgets
    and midyear revisions.
  • Monitor and update SIF expenses with actuals and tracking cash
  • Assist Vice President in auditing income/expenses each month
    against the General Ledger.
  • Update financial projections and revenue allocations on a
    periodic basis.
  • Oversee annual and semi-annual reconciliation of SIF budget
    with NEO Finance.
  • Prepare budgets, financials and supporting documents for
    submission to the Steering Committee and all funder proposals and
  • Develop/improve procedures for better tracking of finances,
    grantmaking and deliverables.
  • Manage organizational forecasting, including providing
    multi-year financial modeling scenarios.
  • Coordinate with NEO Finance & Legal to ensure consistent


  1. 3 to 5 years of development experience with a non-profit
    organization or collaborative fund with demonstrated competency in
    all areas of fundraising and success in implementing comprehensive
    fundraising programs with measurable results.
  2. 3 to 5 years of experience with budgeting, finance and business
    analysis, financial statement preparations and forecasting.
  3. Experience with and high proficiency in Excel and Salesforce
    software programs.
  4. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and
  5. Ability to work on multiple projects successfully, while
    maintaining collaborative relationships with other team members and
  6. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with
    a track record of building and maintaining strong working
    relationships with a broad range of donors and other
  7. Superb written and verbal communication skills, including
    active listening, cogent and persuasive writing, superb analytical
    skills, constructive yet humble speaking, and comfort with public
    speaking and presentation.
  8. A “self-starter” who is able to work independently to carry out
    responsibilities, with the ability and energy to multi-task and
    adjust to a dynamic work environment.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice work and
    SIF’s goals and objectives.
  10. Willingness to travel, 10-15% of time, including the Southwest,
    South and Great Lakes regions, as well at New York and Washington,
  11. Has the skills, temperament and/or experience to work with
    remote team members.
  12. Bachelor’s Degree in Non-profit Management, Accounting or
    Finance or Master’s Degree preferred.

Salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000 per year,
depending on experience. NEO provides generous benefits, which
includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, and
pet insurance. We also administer FSA, Commuter benefit, and 401k
retirement plans and have generous Paid Time Off and an Employee
Assistance Program (EAP). Additionally, NEO provides resources for
remote work office set up and an annual fund for professional
development opportunities.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should apply via the link below. Please
include a resume and cover letter for consideration. Applications
will be considered on a rolling basis. Only those whose
applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls

NEO Philanthropy Careers:
NEO Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and
retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment
that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our
potential. NEO Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to
all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race,
color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability,
genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications
protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are

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