Program Associate, Partnerships and Business Development (SF) 4 reviews - San Francisco, CA

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Position Description

The Program Associate will work on the Partnerships and Business Development (PBD) team, which designs and executes innovative philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations. This team drove $28 million in classroom project funding last fiscal year, and continuously pursues aggressive, high-growth goals. The PBD team has created award-winning cause marketing campaigns with partners such as Chevron, Sonic, Disney, Starbucks, Kia, Chase, and CapitalOne.

The Associate will focus on partnership support, teacher engagement and a range of projects to work towards the goals of the Partnerships team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administration of managed giving partnerships, which includes project funding and launching Double Your Impact, Almost Home, Gift Cards, and Employee Giving programs
Ownership and maintenance of partnership records in, continuously updating contact records and logging emails, call and meeting notes
Research on existing donors to maximize giving potential of each funder
Research corporate and foundation prospects and assist with compiling materials for pitch meetings
General support functions including mailings, copying and assembling meeting materials, ordering office supplies, maintaining marketing materials, and compiling feedback for donors
Revising, maintaining, and updating the team’s institutional memory via our internal Wiki and Box cloud storage system
Write and assemble compelling emails, proposals, and grants for foundations and corporations
Analyze and present data for grants, media requests, board meetings, and reports

Requirements/Preferred Skills

We’re seeking a goals-driven, entrepreneurial candidate who will thrive in a fast-paced and startup-like work environment. The right person is/has:

A Bachelor's degree
1-2 years work experience
Extremely organized and able to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Very comfortable with/interested in data analysis and meticulous reporting
A fast learner who excels in detail-oriented work while maintaining a can-do attitude
A strong verbal and written communicator with a customer-service orientation
Comfortable with tasks relating to administration and office management
Adept with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and excited to learn new software/technology

Compensation offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, which include health, dental, and vision coverage, a matching 401K plan (up to 5% of base salary), and 5 weeks paid vacation plus national holidays.

To Apply: Please apply online by submitting your resume, salary requirement, and cover letter addressed to Candice Jimenez, Senior Director. is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We enthusiastically encourage diverse applicants to apply for this and all of our positions! Job Location(s) San Francisco, CA, US


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