Partnership Development Manager, West Coast

  • Stand Together
  • Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USA
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

ID (external): 2020-4444
Location: US-VA-Arlington


As part of the Stand Together philanthropic community, the Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by supporting the creative solutions of individuals and organizations who are driving dynamic entrepreneurship in communities across the country and helping people transform their lives. Founded in 2016, the Foundation partners with the nation's most effective and top-performing non-profits to help them deepen and grow their impact through innovative solutions to break barriers for people in poverty so that they can realize their potential.

Our team is working to identify and cultivate relationships with promising non-profit organizations with the potential for scalable impact - we call them "Catalysts"-that is why we are hiring a Partnership Development Manager focusing specifically on the West Coast region. The ideal candidate will develop strategies and tactics to build a robust pipeline of potential partners within a specific region. This person will work closely with internal stakeholders including the research team to hone and develop prospecting methodology, criteria, and screening tools that support successful relationship development and partnership analysis. As the relationship manager in the field, this role will make a significant contribution by providing recommendations for the Catalyst Program and insight and perspective as we consider venture philanthropy investments. We are currently looking for someone who is passionate, empathetic, motivated and highly entrepreneurial to help us find the very best social entrepreneurs in the country.

Your Responsibilities Include
  • Identify high-performing organizations based on a West Coast portfolio
  • Articulate Stand Together Foundation's vision, mission, and values in all communications
  • Initiate prospecting activities and cultivate relationships through introductory calls, and face to face meetings, undertaking an elevated level of travel as necessary
  • Act as the principal ambassador for Stand Together Foundation by building and nurturing meaningful relationships with community leaders
  • Working with the research team, direct landscape and portfolio analysis to support prospecting strategies
  • Formulate clear and concise programmatic recommendations for Stand Together Foundation partnership opportunities
  • Build and grow a robust pipeline of opportunities in assigned region
  • Share knowledge and collaborate across teams to make investment recommendations

Knowledge and Skills You Bring the Organization
  • Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform Stand Together Foundation's work
  • 7+ years' experience in relationship building, membership, sales, fundraising, corporate social responsibility, non-profit or foundation development
  • Willingness to undertake a heavy travel schedule
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, non-profit management, public administration, or similar area
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to deliver project outcomes
  • Skill in building relationships and relating to external audiences
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

About Us

Stand Together Foundation unleashes the power of community to solve our country's toughest problems and help people improve their lives. We identify, support, and celebrate community-based organizations applying effective solutions to the driving causes of poverty. Through targeted programming, training, and organizational development we provide the resources and tools necessary for these catalysts for social change to grow, scale, and replicate their impact across the country.

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color,race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19