PPG is Hiring an Organizational Development and Partnership Manager

Date: February 2, 2023

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking an Organizational Development and Partnership Manager. PPG is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo-Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement. PPG works in close collaboration with its partners: 365 community organizations in the Buffalo-Niagara region. PPG is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007.


PPG seeks someone who is committed to systemic change and excited to work for a collective action organization working for justice, sustainability, and equity.

We are a small team (4-7 full-time staff in recent years) but a large network of 365 community organizations and nonprofit partners. We work closely with 30-50 representatives of our partner organizations each year through our Community Agenda policy advocacy process. We also work with many graduate students, interns, and volunteers throughout the year.

We have a supportive and flexible work culture that values well-being and collaboration.

The Organizational Development and Partnership Manager will ensure the day-to-day operations run smoothly and improve internal operating systems for the success of the organization. The Organizational Development and Partnership Manager will serve as advisor and problem solver for the Executive Director, and work closely with the team to develop strategy to advance our mission and meet organizational goals.

The role will have both public-facing and internal-facing responsibilities, ranging from managing the administrative and logistical aspects of the organization such as human resources, internal meetings, donation entry, and the care of staff, to project management including fundraising and communications work.

We are looking for someone who enjoys being behind the scenes, thinking through how to make processes easier and more successful for staff and partners, and who is willing to spend most of their time on systems and logistical responsibilities.


Program Support

  • Coordinate various activities for PPG’s research projects, policy advocacy, and community engagement
  • Work with the team to track projects from beginning to end, including grant reporting and follow-up
  • Contribute to partner outreach and public communications
  • Assist in producing and distributing PPG publications
  • Coordinate PPG’s presence on social media, including scheduling of posts and overseeing series of content
  • Support the organization of events hosted by PPG and partners

Internal Support

  • Coordinate the weekly staff meetings and staff team building, training, and development
  • Administrative coordination and planning for Staff and Board meetings
  • Order supplies for the office
  • Enroll staff in organizational benefits such as healthcare and retirement plans
  • Support with updating and implementation of the PPG personnel handbook
  • Maintain job descriptions, employee handbooks/manuals and employment policies

Financial and Logistical Support

  • Assist with submitting expense and reimbursement forms to the bookkeeper
  • Communicate with the bookkeeper and provide support with financial paperwork
  • Help with the recordkeeping and requirements of the annual financial review
  • Process incoming contributions, including checks, donations, and grants income with extreme attention to accuracy
  • This includes data entry, bank deposits, and coordination with the Executive Director and bookkeeper
  • Update PPG’s donor management database with development data, contact information, and event registrations
  • Support the Executive Director and other staff with planning fundraising events and PPG community events

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent organizational, time-management and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Integrity and trustworthiness, with an ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially
  • Experience with data entry and tracking
  • Professional and emotional maturity that demonstrates warmth, dependability, responsiveness, initiative, and flexibility
  • An understanding of the role of advocacy in public policy and the value of civic engagement
  • A commitment to equity and democratic practice
  • Ability to work well in groups and with diverse community partners

Compensation and Benefits

  • The Organizational Development and Partnership Manager will report to the Executive Director and be an active member of the PPG staff team (currently 5 full-time employees)
  • Salary range is $52,000-$62,000, depending on experience
  • PPG offers excellent benefits, including healthcare, vision and dental plans, retirement plan matching, and disability and life insurance
  • Employees are also provided with 11 paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, sick time and paid parental leave (in addition to NYS paid family leave)
  • PPG also provides monthly parking reimbursement or a monthly NFTA pass

The position is based in Buffalo, NY. The employee will be asked to work in the office 2-3 days per week and can work from home the other days, as we continue our hybrid schedule for the foreseeable future.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to andrea@ppgbuffalo.org. Please use the subject line "Organizational Development and Partnership Manager application." Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2023.

PPG values diversity and inclusion. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.