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6 Sep 2019

Operations / Administration Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Grand Street Settlement

Job Description


Operations/Early Childhood



New York, NY


REPORTS TO:            

Managing Director of Operations



$80K-90K Annually, commensurate with experience & with excellent benefits



Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm



September 2019


JOB SUMMARY:         

“Do you create strategic partnerships across and within organizations? Are you interested in working at one of NYC’s oldest non-profits? Come join us.”


You will develop, create, and maintain strategic partnerships across the agency and with outside stakeholders. You will work closely with the Managing Director of Operations across all agency departments including Capital Projects and Real Estate, IT, Accounts Payable, Facilities, Development and Communications, HR, and our Early Childhood, Youth, and Senior programs to forge and strengthen internal and external partnerships. You will interface internally with staff and will serve as an external representative of the organization with consultants, contractors, government agencies, community organizations, and elected officials. You may be asked to manage and implement special projects as-needed.


Grand St. Settlement is a 100+ year-old non-profit organization planning our legacy for the next 100 years. We have provided social services to low-income New Yorkers since our founding in 1916. We are now a $30M a year organization and are looking for a dynamic Manager of Strategic Partnerships to join our entrepreneurial team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • You are dynamic, thoughtful, and creative. You have Ivy-League intelligence and a blue collar work ethic
  • You take ownership of your work, think strategically, and take thoughtful action with very little direction. You are self-motivated but also coachable
  • You are comfortable communicating over email, by phone, or in front of a group of people you don’t know. You listen respectfully and people like to talk to you. You follow up on conversations
  • You know how to use a computer, create a spreadsheet, analyze data, and know how to have fun with social media
  • You may have experience with community organizing, advocacy work, fundraising, social services programming, and knowledge of government-funded programs, non-profit finance, and/or grants administration
  • You care about people and the state of the world, and want to contribute to Grand St. Settlement’s legacy


  • Coordinate with our Executive Team to identify and develop strategic partnerships that result in enhanced services and new resources. We are currently establishing new EHS federal grant partners and continuing to meet our neighbors in the LES and Brooklyn
  • Cultivate and maintain a portfolio of current and potential strategic partners. Proactively establish strong working relationships and lines of communication with other settlement houses, nonprofits, NYCHA and other landlords, developers, corporations, consultants, elected officials, local policymakers, government agencies, the NYPD, and other neighborhood stakeholders. Attend and represent GSS at community events and other functions to promote our programs and services
  • Create and implement outreach plans to grow enrollment in GSS programs. This might include planning recruitment activities including posting materials, attending events, community canvassing, and open houses. Communicate regularly with participants and their families
  • Leverage social media to increase visibility and enrollment for GSS programs and services
  • Track, monitor, and oversee contract registration and execution and payments for departments including Early Childhood, Facilities, and Capital Projects
  • Help develop and implement an agency-wide purchasing and procurement plan




How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Elsa Pereira @  

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.