Project Manager

Washington, DC
Full Time

About New America: New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America is dedicated to renewing the promise of America by continuing the quest to realize our nation's highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.

Primary Function: We are seeking a highly skilled and organized Project Manager to lead and coordinate various projects within New America's Development team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in Salesforce and Asana, possess excellent project management skills, and demonstrate a keen understanding of fundraising processes and event development. The role involves overseeing both short and long-term projects, tracking fundraising targets, managing cultivation activities, and identifying new opportunities for growth. The Project Manager will report directly to the Deputy Director of Development.


1. Project Management:

  • Develop and manage detailed donor, fundraising initiative, cultivation and stewardship project plans using Salesforce and Asana, ensuring all tasks and milestones are clearly defined and with next steps.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute development projects on time and within scope.
  • Regularly communicate project status, issues, and risks to internal stakeholders.

2. Fundraising Goals and Milestones Tracking:

  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive system for tracking fundraising goals and milestones.
  • Work closely with the Development team to ensure alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Generate regular reports on fundraising progress and performance. Produce dashboards for the Executive Team to regularly report on fundraising progress.
  • Evaluate cultivation event success and identify areas for improvement.
  • Present budget vs. actuals, revenue projections, and fundraising performance metrics.
  • Work with the finance team to provide accurate and up-to-date financial reports related to fundraising activities.

3. Donor Prospect and Opportunity Tracking:

  • With the fundraising team, utilize Salesforce to track fundraising prospects, cultivation activities, and new opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop strategies for engaging and converting prospects into donors.
  • Manage and track cultivation and stewardship donor events in Salesforce and in collaboration with New America’s gift officers.
  • Regularly audit and update donor profiles and records in Salesforce to ensure accuracy and completeness.

4. Collaboration and Communication:

  • Communicate effectively with internal  stakeholders, providing updates and addressing any concerns.
  • Provide support, when needed, for team meetings and training sessions
  • Work with the finance team to provide accurate and up-to-date financial reports related to fundraising activities.

5. Risk Management:

  • Proactively identify and assess potential risks to fundraising projects and timelines.
  • Develop and implement mitigation strategies to address identified risks.
  • Maintain a risk register for fundraising pipeline  and update it regularly.
  • Present budget vs. actuals, revenue projections, and fundraising performance metrics.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Nonprofit Management, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience  in project management, preferably within a fundraising or development context.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and Asana, with a strong understanding of their functionalities.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills, with an attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising and development.
  • Knowledge of best practices in event planning and execution.

Benefits: This position is a full-time role with benefits. New America offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes health care, dental, and vision coverage; a generous retirement plan; observes all federal holidays; 20 days of paid time off (combined vacation and sick days) in your first year of employment and 30 days of paid time off in subsequent years; 12 weeks of paid parental leave; and an office-wide closure between Christmas and New Year.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, and resume. Applicants without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended. Please, no phone calls or emails.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. This is a bargaining unit role.



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