Senior Associate

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $95,211- $130,627 USD / Year
Apply Now

To apply for this job please visit

Share this role:

Website The Rockefeller Foundation

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) seeks a Senior Associate on the Resource Mobilization team to support key Foundation initiatives in building strategic partnerships and alliances; and mobilizing capital and other resources to scale the Foundation’s people-centered climate strategy. Resource Mobilization is responsible for identifying and cultivating new and existing partnerships with private and corporate philanthropies, family offices and donor-advised funds, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, development banks, and bilateral aid agencies.

Reporting to the Vice President, Resource Mobilization, this role will support the Foundation’s program teams with the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of funding partners to leverage its investments and execute its organizational strategy to promote the well-being of humanity and reverse the climate crisis.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team at one of the nation’s premier mission-driven organizations. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in building partnerships and coalitions, and in galvanizing others to achieve results. They are entrepreneurial and excited to help build the infrastructure of the Foundation’s new Resource Mobilization function.

Pay Range: $95,211- $130,627. This represents the present low and high end of the Foundation’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.

Work Schedule: This role is on a hybrid work schedule, and required to be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct background research on stakeholders, organizations, and prospective partners aligned with The Rockefeller Foundation’s priority initiatives by using donor prospecting and secondary research tools.
  • Provide support for the full lifecycle of the partnership formation process including proposals, negotiation, relationship management, and reporting.
  • Assess and identify growth opportunities for existing partnerships.
  • Contribute to analytical work for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Resource Mobilization strategy and draft memos to ensure cross-team collaboration and communication.
  • Track and maintain the partnership pipeline for The Foundation.
  • Maintain and update Salesforce to ensure up-to-date and accurate documentation of contacts and partner interactions.
  • Assist in drafting and maintaining processes and policies related to Resource Mobilization; serve as a champion within the organization for the adoption of these new practices.
  • Collaborate with teams across the Foundation – such as Programs, Legal, IT, Connected Leaders, and Strategic Communications to help the team achieve its goals
  • Cultivate relationships with current and existing partners.
  • Provide operational, organizational, and administrative support for events, convenings, and outreach activities.
  • Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Generally expected to have 5 – 7 years of relevant experience in business development, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and/or resource mobilization.
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic sector and/or government grants and contracts is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn new applications and to navigate multiple platforms.
  • Extensive experience with Salesforce.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written; experience generating visual representations of program outcomes.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure; ability to multitask and prioritize work amidst competing demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: diplomacy, patience, and team orientation.
    Self-starter with a strategic and entrepreneurial mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Data Oriented: Consistently achieves results, by approaching work informed by data.
  • Decision Quality: Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Strategic Learning: Actively learns through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Values Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work.

About The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We make big bets to promote the well-being of humanity. Today, we are focused on advancing human opportunity and reversing the climate crisis by transforming systems in food, health, energy, and finance. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at and follow us on X @RockefellerFdn.

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes health insurance programs, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment, a generous 401K, parental leave, and various forms of paid time off, all to help our employees feel energized, cared for, and engaged.

As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and continue our success. We are dedicated to being Transparent, Optimistic, Accountable, Collaborative, Trusted, and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. It is not only the right thing to do – we could not make an impact without our team members’ diverse perspectives and experiences. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspectives and talent, challenging conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and amplifying marginalized voices.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status, liability for service in the United States Armed Forces, or any other protected status.   


Apply Now

To apply for this job please visit

Share this role: