Manager, Partner Engagement
Girls Who Code has been named one of the 'Best Non Profits to Work For' and is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace environment that allows employees to be engaged, productive and successful.
The Girls Who Code (GWC) Development Team is searching for a dynamic manager to help us drive progress on our renewal fundraising goals and ensure partners have a positive end-to-end experience with GWC.
Reporting to the Director of Partner Engagement, the Manager will play a crucial part in helping the team meet its renewal fundraising goals by managing and renewing an assigned portfolio of strategic partnerships and driving progress on partner satisfaction through cross-functional working relationships and stellar project management.
Girls Who Code is grateful to have an incredible roster of committed corporate partners who give generously in service of our mission. The Manager capitalizes on this commitment to foster deep relationships with partners across GWC programs and initiatives, streamlining processes and enhancing partner management strategies, with the goal of increasing partner satisfaction and ultimately, renewal rate and revenue growth. The manager will also serve as a lead project manager for the team on key internal initiatives, putting structure around the nebulous and holding the team accountable for meeting relevant milestones.
The successful candidate has stakeholder or client management experience, a strong commitment to using systems to work efficiently, and project management expertise. You hold team members accountable with compassion. You thrive in a dynamic environment and are driven by collaboration and continuous learning. You can work independently across multiple projects without losing sight of the details. And you’re energized by and committed to our mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This is a full-time position that is based in New York City. A regular hybrid work schedule, requiring 2 in-office days per week, is currently in place. Subject to change. We are not considering remote applicants.
- Own moves management for assigned portfolio of corporate partners, including tracking key dates and driving progress on renewal cycle action items
- Serve as a lead project manager for key Partner Engagement team initiatives, coordinating internally within the Development team and beyond within GWC to drive progress on team and partner priorities
- Lead collaboration with various internal teams to ensure fulfillment of partner benefits
- Collaborate with Development Operations function to influence Partner Engagement priority enhancements to standard operating procedures and infrastructure
- Create succinct, compelling written materials, such as internal briefing documents or partner-facing materials such as concept notes, proposals, and reports
- Become a content expert on GWC programs, acting as the informational bridge between Development and Program teams and informing decisions as needed
- Serve as an internal advocate for partner objectives and strategic partnerships
- At least 4 years of professional experience including 2 years of experience managing projects or stakeholders, which may include experience in the nonprofit development, employee volunteerism, social impact, CSR, sales, customer care, or account management sectors. If you don’t fit neatly into any of these buckets, please still apply! We know relevant experience can span industries and functions.
- Have strong project management skills, including tools to work with a distributed team (Formal PM certification or training, such as agile, PMP or other, is a plus!)
- Strong sense of accountability to deadlines and fundraising goals
- Passion for mentoring junior team members
- Proactive working style -- identifies growth areas quickly and proposes solutions
- Be comfortable working and collaborating with in-person and remote team members
- Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity and self-direction
- Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic environment
- Ability to manage multiple, deadline-driven projects with both internal and external teams
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate
- Proficiency or strong interest to learn Salesforce and comfort utilizing regularly to track renewal pipeline
- Knowledge of and/or interest in non-profit, CS/tech education, or CSR/social impact spaces preferred
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.
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