Client Engagement Associate

Location: Remote

Type of position: Full-time        

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. metro areas. American Philanthropic works with charitable foundations and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our democracy. To do this, we offer strategic organizational and development analysis and planning services, as well as a variety of services related to fundraising and development including development training, messaging and branding assistance, creation of donor-oriented materials and solicitations, donor prospect research, and direct mail program management, among others. More information is available at


As a business development associate, you will be responsible for taking the lead on drafting and editing business development proposals for potential clients, refining the proposal process, and assisting with other business development–related tasks as needed. You will work with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in presenting its work to potential clients.

The sort of work in which you may be engaged includes:

  • Drafting client service proposals to fit a client’s particular needs and circumstances;
  • Improving the content and layout of proposal templates as necessary;
  • Refining the proposal development process and editing as needed, including taking the lead in organizing past proposals, coordinating final proofing, and ensuring consistent communication with consultants and other business development staff involved in the review of each proposal;
  • Helping to edit and/or create new proposal templates in highly designed formats;
  • Assisting with business development mailings, events, list-building, and other details as needed;
  • Executing business development–related design work such as mailers, brochures, event announcements, and social media posts;
  • As time permits, executing other design projects, such as brochures, one-pagers, etc. for clients;
  • Assisting with content, editing, social media, and fundraising efforts for American Philanthropic’s Philanthropy Daily website; and
  • Performing other company-related administrative tasks, as needed.

You will work remotely from a home office, and may need to travel as needed for company trainings and events. You will report to American Philanthropic’s Director of Client Engagement.


You should have at least two years of professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit development setting. Liberal arts background preferred.

More importantly, you should have a portfolio that demonstrates keen intelligence, an eye for detail, success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and superb interpersonal skills. You must have facility with basic computer software programs and design platforms, be a skilled writer and editor, a fast learner, and a self-starter who accomplishes tasks and makes consistent progress on projects with minimal supervision. You must take personal ownership of projects and be passionate about helping the company and its clients succeed. Ideally, you will be a generalist who can adapt quickly to new situations and bring intellectual order out of sometimes ambiguous and opaque information environments.

In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the American Philanthropic mission of strengthening society’s “little platoons”—the independent mediating institutions and voluntary associations that constitute civil society and are vital to human flourishing. And you should be enthusiastic about the opportunity to help build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in American philanthropy.

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