Associate, Institutional Giving

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $48,000
Maximum: $50,000



Start Date



United States


Associate, Institutional Giving


Start Date: July 2018

Location:  Open to all PHE sites (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco)



Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a robust skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 8,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 115,000 public high school students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC. In 2016, PHE launched a five-year strategic plan to focus on growing our effective model while partnering with health and education systems to build a more integrated, sustainable model for health education. You will be joining an incredibly passionate, collaborative, and committed team working together towards our vision of advancing health equity.


As the Associate, Institutional Giving, you will collaborate with the Senior Manager, Institutional Giving to secure philanthropic gifts from foundations and corporations. You will drive the research and prospecting of new foundation and corporate prospects to determine fit. Additionally, you will prepare visually engaging documents to share PHE's work externally, and  support database management to record research and engagement activities for institutional funding relationships. You will report directly to the Senior Manager, Institutional Giving.


Do you aspire to show up for young people and your community each day? Are you a bold thinker and inclusive collaborator? Does authentic communication and honest feedback help you continuously learn and grow? Do you find the joy in both the journey and the results?


Yes? Here’s what you should know:

This is a full time, salaried position located in any of PHE’s cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco).


Here’s what you will do as part of our team:


40% Written and Visual Communications for Foundations and Corporations

  • Prepare compelling letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports to grantmaking institutions, persuasively articulating PHE’s impact and vision in alignment with institutional funding opportunities
  • Write and design 1-pagers that showcase different aspects of PHE’s program and strategy, and incorporate text, images, charts and graphs, and infographics, as appropriate
  • Maintain an up-to-date organizational language bank of compelling grant language, aligned with organizational communications strategy
  • Develop written communications and collateral for PHE’s emerging corporate partnerships strategy, including proposals, pitch decks, and sponsorship packages


40% Foundation and Corporation Research and Database Management

  • Prospect new foundations and corporations that align with PHE’s program and strategy, leveraging search databases, philanthropy networks, peer organizations, and referrals
  • Rigorously research prospected institutions to recommend ideal PHE pitch and identify entry points in PHE’s network. Conduct research via both Internet research and information-gathering phone calls
  • Keep detailed records on institutions and donor information in PHE’s knowledge management system
  • Support meeting preparation, meeting follow-up, and moves management of institutional relationships by carefully logging outreach and engagement to institutional funders


20% Assist the broader External Affairs team in meeting overall fundraising goals through special projects, which may include:

  • Collaborating with PHE’s Communications team to support small donor campaigns and create engaging stewardship material
  • Driving PHE’s emerging alumni engagement and alumni fundraising strategies
  • Documenting success stories from PHE’s classrooms and partnerships-building
  • Conducting ongoing network mapping to leverage National donors’ and stakeholders’ networks in service of national and local fundraising across the country
  • Providing project support for PHE’s fundraising events, including coordinating event logistics, collaborating with volunteers, staff, Board members, and Host Committee members
  • Providing additional EA Team support as needed


What you'll bring to the table:


Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong passion for PHE’s mission to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health, Equity, Agency, Communication and Impact
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Public Relations, or a related field OR 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to produce persuasive written communication with a high-level command of grammar, style, and tone. Specific grant writing experience preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to produce visually engaging external documents, pitch decks, or similar collateral. Formal graphic design experience not required, as much as an eye for compelling and persuasive presentation
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Polished oral, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to interact with a variety of constituencies, including Board members, funders, staff and other volunteers
  • Strong command of all Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Adaptability and comfortable with a changing slate of projects and responsibilities


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous experience with foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Previous volunteer or work experiences in direct services roles in education, social services, or healthcare
  • Experience using fundraising or client management software such as Salesforce, Raisers Edge, or DonorPerfect

Your turn! We’d like to learn about you.

Please submit your resume, a cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role, and a 1-2 page writing sample.


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. We want to empower people to change lives!


Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement