Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time




Minimum: $65,000.00
Maximum: $85,000.00
Details: Final salary offer will take into consideration previous work experience and skill set.




New York
New York
United States


The Economic Security Project is seeking a collaborative, resourceful person with excellent communication and project management skills to join our team. The Project Manager will ensure timely cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, follow-up, data entry, and tracking of donors and prospects. This position will be the primary support for the Co-Chairs and Managing Director’s fundraising activities.

The Project Manager reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the entire Economic Security Project team. The ideal candidate is highly organized, manages up effectively, possesses excellent communication skills and has impeccable attention to detail. They thrive in a fast-paced workplace environment that prizes creative thinking, low ego, effectiveness, and an all-hands-on-deck approach. This position is an opportunity to not only build a program from the ground up, but to help it grow and expand through critical campaigns.

About Us

In a time of immense wealth, no one should live in poverty, nor should the middle class be consigned to a future of permanent stagnation or anxiety. Automation, globalization, and financialization are changing the nature of work, and these shifts require us to rethink how to provide economic opportunity for all.

The Economic Security Project is a network committed to advancing the debate on a guaranteed income in the United States and is co-chaired by future of work instigator Natalie Foster, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren. The Managing Director is Taylor Jo Isenberg.


  • Provides central coordination for development activities including internal and external scheduling, fundraising work plans, and donor communications calendar.
  • Provides direct support to the Co-Chairs and Managing Director on select major projects and all fundraising activities.
  • Updates and maintains donor records in the database.
  • Schedules donor meetings, phone calls, travel, etc. for fundraising principals.
  • Manages donor acknowledgement process.
  • Compiles and tracks call sheets and acknowledgment letters for fundraising principals and schedules and manages time for completion.
  • Produces materials for meetings and any follow-up materials required.
  • Researches foundation and individual prospects. Compiles background information as needed.
  • Project manages and executes all donor engagement activities.
  • Coordinates logistics for fundraising events including event details (venue, food, entertainment, etc.) and fundraising details (invitation, guest lists, RSVPs, etc.).
  • Manages donor communications and ensures timely schedule of activity.
  • Creates regular fundraising reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • A strong interest in development, fundraising and event planning.
  • Outgoing personality and willingness to pitch in where needed.
  • A minimum of one to two years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Experience with Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or another donor management software a plus.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Ability to work on deadline, adapt to changing situations, handle confidential information, and switch between different projects and tasks on short notice

We will consider applicants from all parts of the country, but have a preference for individuals in San Francisco, New York or Washington, DC. This position is full time and considered exempt from FLSA overtime rules.

Hopewell Fund Careers

Economic Security Project is housed with the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The Hopewell Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to with your name in the subject line of the email.