Citymeals on Wheels provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to nearly 20,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers, helping them live with dignity in their own homes and communities. Since 1981, Citymeals has delivered more than 67 million meals to our older neighbors in need.

We are seeking a professional, detail-oriented Manager, Partnerships to join our Events & Partnerships team. The successful candidate will be experienced in fundraising with a background in partnership cultivation. This includes facilitating partnerships with corporate, hospitality, retail, and real estate partners, as well as restaurants, chefs, and culinary partners, to increase awareness and support for Citymeals.

The person in this role will be part of a dynamic team with budgeted revenue goals in excess of $3.5 million each year. The team is responsible for executing several partner campaigns, three major fundraising events and two additional smaller events/collaborations annually.

The Manager should also be enthusiastic about the Citymeals mission and will be involved in various aspects of programs, including going on meal deliveries, visiting Citymeals’ Emergency Food Distribution Center, and interacting with donors.

Citymeals is working on a hybrid schedule. Employees are required to work from our office in Midtown Manhattan one day a week plus an additional four days each month. Days may vary due to business needs. The Manager of Partnerships will report to the Senior Director and co-supervise one Associate.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated.


  • Manage multiple fundraising campaigns throughout the year
  • Create new collaboration opportunities while shepherding longtime Citymeals partners
  • Communicate with high-level donors, campaign co-chairs, sponsors, and other VIPs on a regular basis
  • Leverage one’s existing professional relationships for effective solicitation of new partners, corporate event sponsors and campaign participants
  • Steward relationships for further engagement (i.e., attend packing activities at the Citymeals Emergency Meal Distribution Center and accompany meal deliveries)
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally with Marketing & Communications, Major Gifts, Volunteer, and Programs teams


  • Minimum five years' experience in partnership campaigns and project execution
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work independently, as needed
  • Ability to adapt to changing projects as needed
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to set priorities and multitask
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Experience using Raiser's Edge or similar database program
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Ability to provide support during all phases of event execution, including working evenings and weekends around special event dates, as needed

Compensation and Benefits

There are many excellent benefits to a career at Citymeals. In addition to having a positive impact on the lives of older New Yorkers, Citymeals offers:

  • A stimulating, diverse and team-based work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts; 403(b) with employer match; as well as generous paid time off
  • Salary range for this position is $60,000 - $75,000, plus an annual discretionary bonus based on organizational and individual success

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to with Manager, Partnerships in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email. Citymeals conducts reference and background checks for finalists. Citymeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.