Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Telecommute · Brooklyn, New York, United States · Development


This pivotal role will lead The Adventure Project’s strategic fundraising that includes corporate giving, individual major gifts, foundations and large campaigns. While our digital team works to inspire grassroots giving, you will be spearheading the growth of our large partnerships as we work towards our Vision 2020 (learn more here: The Director of Business Development will work closely with and report to our Co-Founder and CEO. You will be instrumental in building our Development department. You will work closely with our CEO to steward our current supporters while building new key relationships.


In the first quarter, we expect you to:

Your Qualities:

You're Experienced: You thrive at the intersection of big-picture strategy and detail-oriented execution. You love the opportunity to accelerate our growth by building key partnerships and your maniacal about maintaining a robust pipeline and closing deals. You're not afraid to make the cold-call, the big ask or send the follow-up email. You're willing to put yourself out there because it means lives will be drastically improved because of your work.

You're Creative: You enjoy thinking strategically about how to build partnerships, align with brands and create opportunities to leverage our collective assets.

You're a Good Friend: To you, fundraising is not transactional. Development is about forging meaningful relationships and rallying a movement of people who share our vision of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime.

You Get Things Done: You are entrepreneurial and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that feels more like a start-up than a traditional non-profit. No task is too big or too small and you are relishing the opportunity to build your own team. You follow-through, take initiative and get things done. You also value time and positive ROI; you can identify where to allocate your resources to maximize results. Administrative staffing and resources will be allocated to you, to help you succeed.



We create good jobs around the world, so we believe you should have a good job, too. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Benefits Include:

Our HQ:

We sit in two, private sun-filled suites within an incredible shared workspace (WeWork) in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Just one block from the York Street F stop, it’s an easy commute for those in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and within walking distance to some of our favorite restaurants. We’re dog-friendly, kid-friendly and greatly enjoy the free coffee and on-site barista.

Flex-time and Remote Options:

Both Flex-time and Remote work locations are options, and we encourage qualified applicants to apply. Flex-time could mean working some hours outside the traditional 9-5, or it can be a reduction of hours for an adjusted salary.

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