Advisor, Sponsored Projects and Funds

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Published 18 days ago


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 80 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to


We are seeking a candidate to fill an Advisor role to help manage our Equity and Rights portfolio of projects. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with racial equity and human rights issues, and an understanding of the unique and pivotal opportunities for transformative change in this moment in history. In addition to being an enthusiastic self-starter who has a passion for RPA’s mission and values of integrity, diversity, quality, and trust, and a commitment to excellence, the individual must have a strong nonprofit background with exceptional project management, client service orientation, and the ability to be a strong team participant.


The Advisor has a portfolio of assigned fiscal sponsorship projects and is responsible for partnering with project leaders and funders to help drive toward desired project outcomes including leading relationships supported by other team members to handle service transactions related to Finance, HR, and IT. The Advisor will support the equity and rights messaging and strategy of assigned projects. The Advisor will:

+Manage an assigned portfolio of projects, with or without project staff

+Manage the relationship between funders and project staff, and as

appropriate directly with funders and Advisory Board

+Inform and monitor annual operating budget; monthly budget and activities; and financial reports for assigned sponsored projects, in partnership with the Finance Team.

+Participate in scheduled operations check-in calls with the executive staff of assigned sponsored projects, as needed.

+Lead on developing grant proposals and submitting grant reports

+Coordinate and facilitate the on-boarding of new sponsored projects, including collaborating with RPA internal partners to manage expectations for success

+ Monitor and serve as the liaison for sponsored projects’ inquiries, requests or issues related to support services (Finance, HR, and IT)

+ Support DEI focus and direction including participating in related consulting engagements

+ Create and facilitate space for collaboration among projects as well as with the broader sector

+ Identify potential opportunities for client development and create, review, and submit new business proposals as needed and assigned

+ Participate and support RPA-wide initiatives that further RPA’s mission


Education: BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience required; Masters preferred;

Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience (with at least 2 years in the equity and rights space)

Skills/ Knowledge

+ Knowledge and working experience with equity and rights issues

+ Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written

+ Strong project management and operations skills

+ Knowledge of budgeting and reading financial statements

+ 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

+ Ability to handle a large and diverse client portfolio

+ Comfortable engaging with client and staff at all levels

+ Familiarity with the nonprofit sector, including fiscal sponsorship and grantmaking organizations (Preferred)


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and access to professional development resources.


Applications will be reviewed as received, must include a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in financial inclusion, and your resume. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Please Apply Here. ​​​​​​​

No telephone calls, please.

RPA is an equal opportunity employer. 


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…

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