We’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of mentoring to change the life of a child for the better, forever. We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


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DEPARTMENT: Fund Development

REPORTS TO: Corporate Partnership Manager

FLSA STATUS: Hourly, Non-exempt


Partnership Associate is responsible for ensuring the successful planning and execution of agency signature and third party events with an emphasis on corporate partnership cultivation and stewardship. In support of the Corporate Partnership Manager and the Strategic Partnership team, the Partnership Associate will execute on donor engagement opportunities and strategic priorities by advancing the agency’s visibility, reach, and awareness with those that are crucial to the agency’s overall prosperity.


(40%) Event Management

Manage and execute on all event components for two signature events and all 3rd party event partnerships.

Use and develop timelines, schedules, and databases to help drive timely completion for the required strategic and/or project plans.

Negotiate and review contracts with all vendors, donors, suppliers, and venues to supply services needed (catering, rentals, audio visual, parking, etc.)

Manage, supervise, and train the event volunteer support team comprised of volunteers, students and staff.

Lead and contribute to post event briefings and brainstorming sessions supporting continued success.

Track event progress and success.

Collaborate with marketing team to identify and execute on effective communication strategies for both internal and external markets.

Work with manager to identify and secure additional third party and corporate engagement opportunities.

(25%) One Time Volunteer Recruitment and Management

Strategically recruit, engage, steward, and supervise volunteers and interns that will participate in ongoing event opportunities.

Develop a sustainable corporate volunteer strategy and plan.

Train and supervise volunteers at all events.

Support matching gift initiatives through volunteer engagement.

Create on-going opportunities for recognition and appreciation.

Collaborate with various departments including grants and programs to optimize volunteer engagement and opportunities.

(25%) Community and Corporate Partnerships

Manage donor pipeline for corporate engagement goals.

Execute on logistics and administrative tasks associated with confirmed corporate partner activations.

Research and complete the necessary data mining and prospecting of current, former and potential donors to support strategic initiatives.

Work closely with other teams for potential partnership leads

(10%) Gift in kind

Develop a gift in kind strategy and plan for acquiring silent auction and raffle items for upcoming events.

Create and maintain processes and procedures for gift in kind outreach, acquisition and acknowledgement.

Reach out to local and national businesses and corporations for donated items.

Establish a long term and sustainable strategy for engaging current donors and volunteers for in-kind support.

Design and manage an internal request system for supporting the gift in kind needs of other departments.

Organize and submit in a timely manner donation acknowledgement requests to the finance team.


Bachelor’s Degree required

Event planning experience

2+ years of professional work experience

Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

Proficiency in Gmail, Microsoft Word, Excel

Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, ability to pass a background check

A track record of exceeding goals

Prior experience in fund development, customer relations, and/or sales is preferred

Database experience, Salesforce preferred

Interest and desire to grow in nonprofit development


Organized, adaptive, achiever, dynamic, passionate, collaborative, connectedness, solutions oriented, deliberate, coachable, detail-oriented, multi-tasker, resourceful, creative, authentic, proactive, responsible and persistent.


Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; ensures customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices active listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively with diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.

Organizational Ability

Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and follows established process.

Results/Outcome Oriented

Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-lined oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process and progress; brings forward innovative practices and suggestions for improvements.

Promotes Vision and Mission

Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with the broader community.


The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Routine office environment

Frequent independent travel

Occasional evening and weekend events


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Your employment with BBBSOC/IE will be “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSOC/IE may end your employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.