Position Announcement
Philanthropy Partner, North America (East Coast)

Synergos is a global nonprofit organization solving deeply entrenched societal problems of poverty, social injustice, and climate change around the world. We seek a Philanthropy Partner, North America (East Coast) to provide active and consistent relationship management to members of our Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) network. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, Philanthropy, you will be responsible for building relationships, delivering a highly relevant and engaged member experience, cultivation of new members and program delivery. Member activities and initiatives include but are not limited to digital and in-person events, workshops and other major program deliverables. As part of a global matrix team, you will contribute to the success of the Philanthropy team as we launch our new organizational strategy and also gain valuable experience engaging with our growing membership.

The ideal candidate for this role can work independently and collaborate readily as part of a diverse, international team. You are a critical thinker who thrives in a fast-paced work environment and are comfortable with ambiguity, can pivot, work in an agile way and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining strong attention to detail and an overall commitment to excellence. The position requires an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to recognize opportunities to further the organization’s mission.

This is an opportunity to bring your skills to a sophisticated, international non-profit offering future growth opportunity. You’ll work with diverse, dedicated, compassionate staff and innovative networks of trust-builders and game-changers. For more information on Synergos please visit www.synergos.org


New York, NY Preferred; Open to CT, NJ and PA / Ongoing Remote Possible

Key Responsibilities

Relationship Management and Member Cultivation

  • Work closely with GPC members and other stakeholders on associated activities including digital and in-person meetings, trips, workshops, events, and other engagement opportunities
  • Manage and serve as primary relationship manager for approx. 20 GPC member families
  • With team support, engage and recruit North American philanthropists and social investors to become GPC members

Program Delivery and Facilitation

  • Work closely with Synergos colleagues on programs that advance the Synergos mission, building the GPC community
  • Collaborate with the global team, implement and facilitate relevant digital and in-person programs for members with a specific focus on North America
  • Build visibility for Synergos and the GPC, representing the network at external philanthropy meetings and cultivating relationships


  • At least 5 years of progressive experience preferably in philanthropy or related social impact work
  • Experience in the field of philanthropy with a strong understanding and perspective on current opportunities and challenges in the field
  • Strong experience in in-depth relationship cultivation and management
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating programs and/or workshops with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong ability to collaborate, partner and work with various stakeholders from varied backgrounds
  • Comfort working in a global organization with remote team members
  • Responsive in communication, quick to action, deadline-oriented and entrepreneurial
  • Self-driven and accountable with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attentive to detail and unafraid to take on all tasks, big and small
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values and practices
  • Ability to learn and use new and multiple technology platforms (such as Teams, Monday.com)
  • The highest standards of ethics, integrity, and values consistent with those of Synergos


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


Occasional domestic and international travel possible but not guaranteed


$70K-$80K plus benefits depending on experience and geographic location.

Synergos offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, community service day and much more.

Synergos is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity, nonconformity, presentation or expression), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic made unlawful to consider by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Synergos is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.

We’re driven by purpose. We’re a value-driven organization focused on improving lives around the world. Join us!

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume or nominations in confidence to: jobs1@synergos.org.