Associate Director, Project Onboarding

Administrative New York, New York


JOB TITLE: Associate Director, Project Onboarding
SALARY RANGE: $70k-80k
CCS Fundraising is an international strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. For 76 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations across sectors to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs and initiatives that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.
CCS provides tailored support to more than 700 nonprofit organizations annually. With over 500 professionals and 18 offices throughout the United States and Europe, we have the capacity to help local and international organizations achieve outstanding results.
Our services include:
  • Campaign Management
  • Strategy, Evaluation & Planning
  • Interim Development Management
  • Learning & Leadership Development
  • Data Analytics
Our New York office is seeking an Associate Director, Project Onboarding to work collaboratively with our nonprofit partners to onboard new engagements. You will have direct access to leaders in the field and expert training, expanding your opportunities to learn and building your network for future success. Your role will specialize in getting new projects off the ground, collaborating with clients on case messaging strategy, project sequencing, and initiative best practices. This is a client-facing role.
This role will report to the Assistant Vice President, Project Onboarding and will interact with senior level executives on the New York teams.
  • Serve as a project manager and strategic partner to nonprofit clients in the initial phases of project activity
  • Be the central point of contact and consultative liaison between the client and the CCS team
  • Lead in the design and execution of all initial planning calls and meetings
  • Develop the foundational materials that will guide the engagement, including work plans and other operational tools
  • Partner with nonprofits in the development of preliminary case statements, including collecting key materials, gathering insights through conversations, and workshopping document drafts
  • Write and design donor-facing materials
  • Conduct high-level data analysis to review our clients’ past fundraising performance  
  • Review and understand contracts, deliverables, and project timelines in order to help both client and internal team members support all aspects of project setup and implementation
  • Facilitate the transition of each engagement to a full-time, on-site CCS team member
  • Assist with proofreading, data entry, and client training, as needed
The firm seeks talented professionals passionate about impacting the nonprofit sector. CCS values fundraising experiences as well as transferable skills in project management, marketing, communications, and strategic planning. Other qualifications include:
  • Philanthropic values and a commitment to service
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively clients and CCS colleagues
  • Outstanding organizational skills, time management skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Highly self-motivated with an inclination to take ownership
  • Skilled in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Graphic design experience a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field
CCS offers competitive benefits, a dynamic training program, resources, career advancement, mentoring, and networking opportunities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply.