Director, Philanthropic Initiatives

Direct to Youth Innovation Lab · NYC, New York
Department Direct to Youth Innovation Lab
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation Approx. Mid $90,000s to Low $100,000s

Start Date: July 15, 2022

Salary Range: Approx. Mid $90,000s to Low $100,000s

Location: Remote / Virtual / Work From Home**

** Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the following states within 30 days: California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Washington DC, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, & Texas

About Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national nonprofit organization that builds healthier communities with young people. Together, we create education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions.  

About the Direct to Youth Innovation Lab

This work is led by our Direct to Youth Innovation Lab.  Our products are designed together with young people to create a safe digital place where they can see themselves reflected within a supportive and inclusive community that prioritizes their identity and experiences about mental health, sexual health, and beyond. Current offerings include our TikTok channel and our app, selfsea, available for download (Apple, Android) and as a web-based product

As a team, we follow young people’s vision. Within Peer Health Exchange, we run as a separate business unit and innovation lab. That means that we run more like a social-good business than a traditional nonprofit in our goals and pacing. We go far together and include everyone. We are bold in our ambitions and fail early, often, and forward.

About the Role

Team: Philanthropy | Manager: President, Direct to Youth (DTY)

  • Partner with the President, DTY and CEO to design, develop, and implement a fundraising plan to raise a $6.5m initial philanthropic fund for the DTY Innovation Lab, primarily from 5, 6, and 7-figure gifts from mostly existing and some new donors
  • Develop of a fundraising strategy beyond the $6.5m initial raise to ensure longer-term sustainability of the work
  • Develop (using some existing materials) and execute all institutional funding proposal submissions 
  • Partner with Marketing & Communications to develop fundraising collateral
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
  • Direct all fundraising operations for the DTY Innovation Lab, aligned to broader organizational practices and existing systems, including data entry and reporting, donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship, collaboration with other teams at PHE
  • Play a key role in DTY’s leadership team(s), collaborating cross-departmentally to ensure strategic, product, revenue, and operational alignment
  • Additional duties as needed

Here’s what we want to see in you!

If you meet most but not all of these qualifications, please still apply. We recognize that excellent candidates might not always check every box. We are looking for alignment on values and experiences, not perfection.

  • Strong passion for PHE's mission and core values, especially those highlighted above in how the Direct to Youth Innovation Lab operates 
  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive in fast-paced, high-risk, ambiguous work with an eye toward continuous learning and iteration 
  • 5+ years working in fundraising for digital health, health equity, and/or youth-serving organizations 
  • 3 years demonstrated management and leadership experience supervising, managing, and training others
  • Experience in growing, managing, and cultivating a portfolio of major (5- and 6- figure) corporate, foundation, and individual donors
  • Familiarity with fundraising administration (best-practices, protocol, procedures, and record/ data management), as well as use of Salesforce
  • Successful track record of working in diverse teams, with individuals from intersectional identities, varied backgrounds and abilities and/or working directly with young people aged 13-24

Here’s why you should join us!

Be a part of an organization where you can grow, thrive, and strive to do and BE your best, every day. We take our work seriously. We have fun. All in service of better health outcomes and a more equitable world for young people.

  • Competitive salary and benefits (15 days of vacation, sabbatical eligibility at 5 years tenure, robust health and dependent care, employee assistance program, 401k, commuter benefits, flex spending accounts, short-term disability program, life AD&D) 
  • 100% intentionally remote team and culture (flexible work schedule, 2x a year, in-person team retreats when safe to do so) 


At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed.

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  • Location
    NYC, New York
  • Department
    Direct to Youth Innovation Lab
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    Approx. Mid $90,000s to Low $100,000s