Senior Engagement Associate (NCRP)

About the Position

Are you looking to leverage your skills in stakeholder engagement and project management in the philanthropic sector? 

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C. is looking for a senior engagement associate who can help the organization’s small but high-performing team promote philanthropy that is accountable, effective and responsive to the needs of marginalized communities. The senior associate will play a crucial role in managing two core initiatives: Power Moves and the NCRP Impact Awards. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in project management with a national nonprofit. You’ll lead the teams and manage the project activities for the Power Moves initiative and for the NCRP Impact Awards. You’ll gain experience in advancing learning and evaluation activities for projects. You’ll develop your supervision skills by co-supervising an intern. You’ll liaise with foundations and other sector organizations from across the country who share NCRP’s values and who want to improve their practices, and engage them to act on common goals.  If you are interested in building a vast network throughout this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.

The senior associate will be supervised by the field director.


We’re a 40 year old nonprofit and since 1976, we’ve been an unabashed champion for philanthropy that serves the public good, a brave and unrelenting watchdog and advocate for funding that directly benefits the under-served, under-represented and marginalized communities, and a courageous voice for social justice for all people in our society. For the mission and vision statements of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and to learn more about our work, visit

Major Responsibilities

Power Moves

  • Manage outreach to project stakeholders and progress toward project goals
  • Assist in budgeting and fundraising 
  • Design and coordinate creative, stimulating and appropriately provocative conference and webinar sessions.
  • Promote Power Moves to relevant sector organizations 
  • Supervise intern’s performance on the team and mentor them

2019 Impact Awards

  • Lead the project team and support other team members in achieving their objectives
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the partner organization for the event
  • Manage the nominations and selection committee
  • Lead the implementation of the event
  • Other duties as assigned

A successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Ownership: You care deeply about getting results in your realm, and you proactively develop solutions to challenges and push to get past roadblocks, including paying attention to small details, anticipating problems, offering creative solutions, driving work forward, and course-correcting when needed.
  • Relationship-oriented: You recognize the deep importance that relationships with colleagues and allies play in our work, and you successfully build rapport and trust with others.
  • Positive attitude: Approach work with a spirit of “yes”; strike a positive tone and adapt cheerfully  to inevitable unplanned changes.
  • Organizational responsibility: Operate with the best interests of the organization and not simply the best interests of your team
  • Applied learning: You absorb information from your colleagues, from your work, and from keeping up with your field.  You ask questions and you apply what you learn in your work!

Core Competencies:

  • A strong commitment to equity and social justice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases
  • Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms

This is an exempt, salaried position.


To Apply: 

See NCRP's website:

Application deadline: September 20.  We hope to fill the position by October 14.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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