Philanthropy Support Specialist and Nonprofit Support Specialist



TCC Group is seeking two full-time positions: a Philanthropy Support Specialist and a Nonprofit Support Specialist, to serve on TCC Group’s philanthropy and nonprofit practice teams, respectively. Each position will be based in TCC Group’s New York City office. The desired candidates will perform a broad array of services including providing administrative support; research, analysis, and writing; and managing programs and systems. We are seeking highly motivated, high-performing, and congenial colleagues who are able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment. Success in these positions will require resourcefulness, versatility, and an ability to juggle multiple different tasks at a time. The successful candidates must also share a commitment to TCC Group’s mission: “to address complex social problems by heightening our clients’ understanding of their collaborative role in society and helping them strengthen strategy, build capacity, and advance assessment and evaluative learning” to make the world a better place.


Administrative: The Support Specialist’s administrative duties entail providing all-around administrative support to the philanthropy or nonprofit practice team, to facilitate efficient and timely work. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting financial oversight processes through entering new client projects into databases, tracking and entering revenues and expenses, and processing contracts
  • Coordinating project activities through scheduling interviews and meetings for team members
  • Supporting the work of practice directors through booking travel, managing professional calendars, performing expense entry and time entry, and assisting with correspondence
  • Furthering organizational learning through taking team meeting notes, organizing and distributing resources, managing organizational processes and systems, and preparing materials for presentation
  • Producing and assembling PowerPoint decks, Prezi presentations, research reports, and grant and board docket materials
  • Formatting, proofing, and copy editing written reports and other client deliverables
  • Supporting sales, including scheduling meetings, conducting preliminary research on new prospects, helping track prospect pipeline and key deadlines, compiling and editing relevant work and team bios, and proofing, editing, and formatting proposals
  • Assisting with tracking and due diligence of supported grantees and programs

Analyst: The Support Specialist’s analyst duties entail gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing large amounts of information to support our client’s understanding and action. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Compiling background information from published and internet sources, surveys, and interviews
  • Drafting results of research and writing brief summaries of findings
  • Assisting in survey design, putting surveys online, managing their administration, and analyzing results
  • Preparing data appendices and creating charts and other visuals for reports and presentations
  • Conducting basic document reviews of client materials, pulling out and summarizing key pieces of information
  • Reviewing grant proposals, including conducting basic financial analysis of organizational and programmatic budgets, and summarizing proposal highlights and any red flags
  • Performing simple due diligence and materials for Board dockets

Desired Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Proven experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated facility with multiple data and presentation systems (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Prezi) and facility with quickly mastering and utilizing new systems for project management, grantmaking, revenue tracking, and other purposes
  • Demonstrated research and analysis abilities
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector strongly preferred

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Quick learner with strong ability to manage and/or improve operational systems
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work accordingly
  • Ability to take direction from multiple staff members
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Professional Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong research skills (internet searches, database experience, and writing and analytical skills)
  • Strong word processing and proofreading skills
  • Experience using online survey platforms
  • Congenial and collaborative team player with a sense of humor and humility
  • Respectful and able to work well with diverse colleagues and clients
  • Resourceful, versatile, proactive problem-solver
  • Sense of humor a plus


TCC Group, a strategy consulting firm, works with a broad range of foundations, nonprofit organizations, and corporate citizenship programs, helping our clients address fundamental questions about their mission, vision, impact, capacity, and how they can best use their resources to address increasingly complex social problems.  Our services include strategy development; foundation, grants, and program management; capacity building; and organizational assessment. Through our client-centered approach, we work to make sustainable change and make the world a better place. We do this work because we are committed to the value of the social sector and its role in solving complex social problems. We are not in the business of short-term solutions, but seek to help organizations deliver more impact, in a more lasting manner. Our opportunity to have an impact rests in our ability to support, build, and work in partnership with our clients.

TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that diversity makes us stronger. To do our jobs well, and generally be good actors in a diverse social sector, we believe that it is imperative that we embrace diversity in many different forms—including racial and ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We strive to understand and appreciate the different experiences and perspectives others bring to the table, and value the importance of diversity in strengthening our work and the field.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the careers tab of website at

No telephone calls, please.