Development & External Affairs Manager

Power of Two

About the organization

Power of Two was created to help families heal from the root causes of trauma, help children thrive, and strengthen community cohesion. At our core, we are a community-based organization that is maximizing the positive effects of responsive parenting and supporting stronger relationships between caregivers and children, shown to have lifelong positive impacts on the health and well-being of children. It sets the foundation from which we engage the wider community in healing. We do all this with a racial and social justice lens, so ensure brighter futures for Black and Brown families in New York City.

Our Parent Coaches partner with caregivers to deliver Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), an evidence-based, rigorously tested program that helps caregivers tap into their inherent potential to parent sensitively.


The Development and External Affairs Manager is an essential member of Power of Two’s development team who works closely with the Chief External Affairs Officer and Executive Director to further the organization’s fundraising, government relations, and communications efforts. Specifically, they will project manage all aspects of government engagement as well as the development and communications calendar to ensure that they are executed well. They will be accountable for institutional giving and manage the grant development process, for prospective foundation, government and corporate opportunities. They will write and update various communication materials such as briefings, one-pagers and impact documents for multiple audiences, including government officials, as well as create programmatic content for use on social media and craft organizational statements on relevant issues.


A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience is required for this role. We seek candidates with 5-6 years of professional experience, experience and with foundation and corporate giving is preferred. They must possess excellent writing, editing, and marketing skills with a proven ability to customize communications to multiple audiences. Strong computer skills and proficiency with Salesforce, Google Office Suite and Microsoft Office are needed to be successful in this position, and WordPress experience is a plus. As an organization centering justice and racial equity, candidates must have proven success in building and managing relationships with Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and coworkers.

The Development and External Affairs Manager is a skilled storyteller. In addition, they possess superior attention to detail, strong organizational and project management skills, and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a small team. They are a friendly, curious, and hardworking team player invested in Power of Two’s mission and use their passion and problem-solving skills to own projects and take appropriate steps to see them through in a timely manner.


80,000 to 85,000

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