Special Events Manager




The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The New York Academy of Medicine seeks a highly motivated Special Events Manager who will oversee the design and execution of fundraising and cultivation events to further engage individual donors and raise dollars to meet or exceed financial goals. The Manager will lead fundraising initiatives including the annual gala and kickoff, Library Acquisitions events, Annual Friends Lecture and a new fall event – as well as other special events and projects throughout the year. This position is responsible for overall event management including timelines, logistics, vendor relationships, budgets, contracts, reports as well as other related tasks. The Special Events Manager reports to the Director of Development.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience with a proven track record of developing and implementing fundraising and special events for non-profits
  • Collaborative and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the production of high quality, creative events that meet funding goals, advance our brand, donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship
  • Exceptional relationship management and interpersonal skills to work effectively with donors, trustees and staff
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donors research and experience working with databases (Salesforce a plus)


Undergraduate degree required; English, Psychology or Business preferred.

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@nyam.org. Please include "Special Events Manager" in the subject line.


The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.