Washington, DC/Remote

Consulting Manager, Program Team, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Founded in 2010, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy supports equitable disaster recovery through philanthropic consulting, localized funding, and expert resources.

Disaster recovery is the process of improving individual, family, and community resilience after the occurrence of a disaster. Recovery is not only about the restoration of structures, systems, and services – although they are critical. A successful recovery is also about addressing sources of inequitable and unjust outcomes, and individuals and families being able to rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

With a focus on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP raises awareness of the need for committed attention and localized, sustainable funding in support of marginalized and underserved communities. As the intensity and frequency of disasters have increased, the role of CDP has become even more crucial.

Position Overview

  • Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
  • Location: Flexible (teleworking); Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone preferred but not required. Must be eligible to work in the US.
  • Salary: Starting at $70,000
  • Closing Date: June 1, 2023. Kindly note that the position will remain open until we have a sufficient pool of candidates that meet the job requirements. Please understand you may not be contacted for several weeks after you apply.
  • Ideal Start Date: July 2023

Responsibilities & Duties
The consulting manager will support the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) consulting, working with clients in philanthropy, including corporations, foundations and disaster response organizations, with opportunities for growth and professional development. The consulting manager will also support client relationships and organizational partnerships by providing administrative and program assistance.

In addition, the consulting manager will assist the senior director of consulting with prospecting, proposal writing, project management, and service delivery. This includes managing the timetable of project deliverables and fulfilling administrative duties such as meeting planning, travel logistics, and cross-team collaboration. The position will also involve managing data across software platforms and conducting research and writing client reports.


Organization-wide (10%)

  • Become conversant about organizational mission and values, including our service offerings and culture.
  • Participate actively in internal CDP meetings, serving as an effective representative of the consulting team and its work.
  • Conduct internal research and contribute to the strategic plan.
  • Support the values of CDP, including advancing our Racial and Intersectional
  • Equity (RIE) goals as it relates to the consulting portfolio.

Client portfolio management (40%)

  • Manage a portfolio of client projects to deliver strategic planning, technical assistance, meeting facilitation and partnership development, research and analysis, grantmaking, and other services as requested.
  • Maintain the pipeline of client projects in Excel.
  • Manage contractual files and project deliverables in Dropbox.
  • Track project tasks in Redbooth.
  • Support business development and prospecting of new clients, utilizing our CRM.
  • Offer creative and innovative ideas for addressing client needs and requests.
  • Produce high-quality deliverables in the form of client reports, presentations, virtual and in-person meetings, network convenings, stakeholder interviews, and decision documents for executive leaders.
  • Maintain a flexible posture to fulfill other internal and external-facing duties as assigned.

Administrative support (30%) – Support the senior director of consulting in managing client communications and follow-up. In particular:

  • Scheduling client meetings, and reviewing multiple schedules to coordinate participation.
  • Coordinating schedules to enable cross-team participation.
  • Tracking meetings in data systems, including Blackbaud NXT and Redbooth.
  • Updating the project pipeline in Excel.
  • Updating contracts and proposals in Word and Adobe.
  • Take notes during calls and virtual meetings, noting key points and actions, and communicate with relevant teams, as necessary.
  • Conduct outreach to prospective clients and organizational partners for new domestic and international opportunities.
  • Assist with meeting planning, including preparing cost estimates, reviewing flight schedules, booking hotels and car rentals, and other logistics support.
  • Collate receipts for expense reports monthly.

Systems, data, and document maintenance (20%)

Data entry of meeting notes, organizations, and contacts in Blackbaud NXT and Redbooth (orientation and training provided).
Collaborate across teams when subject matter expertise is required on a particular document or project.
Act as a point of contact for programs, development, communications, and finance teams’ inquiries or requests related to administrative elements of consulting client relationships.
Support the expansion and ongoing development of the consulting portfolio.
This position reports to the senior director of consulting but works collaboratively with internal colleagues and external partners.


  • 5-7 years of work experience in a professional setting, with a preference for an experience in the private sector, philanthropy, disasters, or other relevant expertise managing consulting clients.
  • Bachelors in a related field such as business administration, nonprofit management international relations, or equivalent education/work experience required.
  • Professional demeanor with internal and external communications.
  • Comfortable with learning and using project and client management tools such as
  • Blackbaud CRM, Dropbox file sharing, and Redbooth (or other content and project management systems).
  • Excellent skills in MS Office suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • A high degree of writing and document editing skills for professional meetings, presentations, and reports.
  • Familiarity with strategic planning processes and client-facing work.
  • Excellent and proven organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Developed analytical and critical thinking skills with precise attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work remotely with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Interest in domestic disasters and/or global humanitarian crises and the organizations poised to address those crises.


  • Mission-driven
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should email their resume and a cover letter to admin@disasterphilanthropy.org with the subject line: Consulting Manager. Applications must highlight competencies against requirements.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.

No phone calls, please.

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