Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Remote; all applicants are welcome
What We’re Looking For: The ideal Director of Partnerships candidate is an experienced leader who has built and managed an impactful partnerships department. We’re looking for a proven track record of bold and scalable programs or campaigns between the corporate and social good sector. You should be excellent at coordinating ongoing timely communication, ensuring alignment of vision and timelines, and keeping your partners committed to impactful results. We’re looking for someone who is deeply entrepreneurial, comfortable setting their program’s vision and goals, and committed to audacious, impactful outcomes. If this is the right role for you, you love cross-departmental collaboration, you’re creative, and you’re driven - plus, you know how to have a blast while doing all of the above.
Salary Range: The salary range for the role of Director of Partnerships is $90K - $120K for candidates based in SF, NYC or DC. The salary range will be adjusted based on cost of living data for folks who live in less expensive regions. Here’s why: we feel strongly that organizations should optimize for a consistent standard of living for all employees.
VoteAmerica, formerly Turnout2020, is a female founded nonpartisan nonprofit organization with a team of elections and technology experts, including the founders of Vote.org and Vote.gov, in order to help drive record-shattering voter turnout. VoteAmerica will accomplish this via hyper-aggressive and targeted outreach to the millions of low and no-propensity voters who are generally neglected by partisan groups. This isn’t just empty rhetoric: collectively we’ve registered about 20 million voters and run GOTV to tens of millions more in our past roles. Now we’re scaling up. VoteAmerica is a female-led organization.
Partnerships can mean different things to different people, so let’s get the confusion out of the way: this particular role is not a fundraising or a grassroots coalition- building role.
As the Director of Partnerships, you’ll build bold and scalable programs or campaigns between the corporate sector and VoteAmerica in order to advance VoteAmerica’s voter turnout priorities. As such, you’ll be the expert in how corporate sector audiences, products, values, policies, or personnel might help millions of Americans get to the polls. Then you’ll conceptualize, pitch, and manage the partnerships that make those opportunities a reality.
In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
Develop Partnerships Vision + Strategy
- Work under the direction of and in collaboration with the CEO to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the Partnerships department that amplifies VoteAmerica’s strategic initiatives.
- Deeply understand VoteAmerica’s products, programs, and tools.
- Draft in-depth outlines for each of the plan’s partnership priorities, including theory of change, issue-area briefs, target relationships, and goals.
- Manage team’s budget and resources.
Drive Partnerships Implementation + Execution
- Develop, pitch, and close strategic partnership opportunities with companies and corporate groups.
- Manage, and oversee partnership implementation, including research, messaging, relationship development, and serving as the primary point of day-to-day contact.
- Act as liaison between external partners and internal departments.
- Cultivate long-term relationships with partners and other stakeholders in key positions.
- Evaluate and report on partnership results and mission impact.
You should meet several of the following minimum requirements:
- 5+ years experience in a strategic partnerships role
- Demonstrated experience sourcing and cultivating partnerships between corporate and social good sector.
- Experience managing large and high-visibility projects with cross-functional interdependencies.
- Proven ability to determine and measure impact of projects.
- Strong writing, oral communication, and research skills, capable of driving programmatic messaging and meeting with key partners without significant oversight.
- A clear understanding of diversity and inclusion, and how this impacts your work.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, juggle priorities, and direct non-direct reports or consultants.
- Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced scaling startup environment with evolving responsibilities
- Ability to travel.
Bonus points if you have:
- Experience building mission driven partnerships in civic technology? Apply immediately.
- SaaS, B2B experience
- Worked on social good, CSR, policy, or community teams at corporations
- Working in nonprofits or social businesses on program design
- Acted as a program spokesperson with media outlets
- Significant responsibility over the development and execution of a successful issue advocacy campaign
- Building cross-sector relationships and/or a rolodex of key contacts nationwide
- Experience in the election-related issues
Some of the benefits of working here:
- Outspoken, queer, female CEO
Short commute. We all work from home and it is just the best.
Parent friendly policies. If you need to take 3-5pm off every day to get your kids from school and make after school snacks, we're totally cool with that.
Excellent medical coverage. Full health, dental, and vision for employees and generous employer subsidies for dependent children.
Generous time off. Unlimited paid vacation with leadership approval.
Retirement. We offer a 401(k) because we want you to retire one day.
- Highly competent, down to earth, and humble team.
Awesome slack channels. #pets, #politics, and #random are our favs.
How to apply:
You’ll need a resume and the ability to answer a handful of short questions. We don't require a cover letter, because you don't want to write one and we don't want to read one.
Applications are processed on a rolling basis, and we will accept applications until the role is filled. We are, however, looking to fill this role ASAP, so you should apply as soon as you can.
VoteAmerica is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation.
We cannot provide sponsorship for those requiring visas or work permits.