Relationship Manager

Date Posted: 
Tue, September 11, 2018
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
New York, NY
Company Name: 
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Company Information: 

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 50 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to

Job Description: 

We seek an enthusiastic, self-starter that has passion for RPA’s mission and values, and a commitment to excellence. The individual must have a strong nonprofit background with an exceptional project management, client service orientation, and ability to be a strong team participant. Candidate should demonstrate commitment to RPA’s values of integrity, diversity, quality and trust.
The Relationship Manager will have a portfolio of assigned fiscal sponsorship projects. Incumbent has the responsibility for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with each assigned fiscal sponsorship relationship. The Manager serves as the primary contact for assigned client relationships involving frequent interaction with clients and active coordination of strategies to ensure timeliness and efficiency of services across platforms, and overall client satisfaction. The responsibilities include:
+ Manage a portfolio of projects, supporting its project staff
+ Respond to Sponsored Projects’ operational needs and oversee enforcement of policies and procedures
+ Inform and monitor annual operating budget; monthly budget and activities; and financial reports for assigned Sponsored Projects, in partnership with the Finance Team
+ Manage relationship with staff and key stakeholders of assigned Sponsored Projects
+ Lead regularly scheduled operations check-in calls with the staff of assigned Sponsored Projects
+ Manage the preparation and execution of independent contractor and vendor agreements and/or contracts for assigned Sponsored Projects
+ Support grantmaking activities as needed, including grant agreements, facilitating grant payments and reporting
+ Coordinate and oversee the on-boarding of new Sponsored Projects, including collaborating with RPA internal partners to manage expectations for success
+ Review and process approved payment requests for assigned Sponsored Projects
+ Serve as liaison for Sponsored Projects’ inquiries, requests or issues related to support services (Finance and Operations)
+ As needed, review proposals, coordinate and attend site visits
+ Work cooperatively and support team members, as needed
+ Support senior leaders with outreach and cultivation activities as appropriate and assigned
+ Participate and support RPA-wide initiatives that further RPA’s mission


+ Strong commitment to RPA’s values and mission
+ B.S./B.A. and advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred
+ At least 3 years work experience in the nonprofit sector
+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
+ Strong project management and operational skills
+ Strong financial management skills
+ Ability to multi-task and balance the workload of multiple projects and clients
+ Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
+ Strong analytical skills; good judgment and ability to function independently
+ Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize projects
+ Ability to handle a large and diverse client portfolio
+ Comfortable engaging with client and staff at all levels
+ Experience in, and strong concern for environmental issues including, conservation and preservation, protection, sustainability, etc. (Preferred)
+ Familiarity with nonprofit sector, including fiscal sponsorship and grantmaking organizations (Preferred)
+ Computer proficiency, particularly working knowledge of Office Suite; familiarity with Raisers Edge (Helpful)

+ Must be willing to travel for client work as needed

How to apply: 

Applications, which will be reviewed as received, must include a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and your resume. Please Apply on our website: or by clicking here:

No telephone calls, please.

New York City
New York