Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #608
What began in Claremont, California as the vision of one person, has turned into the largest national organization of its kind. Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. We do this through partnering with corporations and volunteer groups, as well as through individual donations.
Changing lives…one pair of new shoes at a time — www.shoesthatfit.org Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive.
Manager of Strategic Partnership
The Manager of Strategic Partnerships is responsible for carrying out the Corporate Partnership strategy set by the VP of Strategic Partnerships to steward and grow our corporate and high profile relationships nationwide. This role will be responsible for providing much needed support as we work towards expanding the reach of our program and strategic partnerships during an exciting time of growth for the organization as we endeavor to double the number of children we help throughout the country.
Major responsibilities include:
1) Strategic Partner Strategy and Management:
Implement partner-specific strategy and marketing efforts, including but not limited to facilitating exploratory calls and meetings, setting delivery timelines, and drafting marketing collateral and proposals.
Manage outbound strategy for potential leads (summer outreach, cold calls, email outreach, etc.).
Steward high-level strategic partner donors and larger partnership opportunities.
Research potential and new strategic partner opportunities.
Execute partnership agreements and manage the corporate workflow in project management tools (currently Smartsheet and Salesforce).
Provide team management support to the Sr. Manager of Strategic Partnerships as needed.
Provide support for grassroots and individual partner efforts.
Manage special projects as needed.
2) Event Management (High Profile Donors)
Coordinate with school staff and strategic partner volunteers.
Order shoes for events and arrange for cost-effective delivery to sites.
Effectively execute and oversee the development and distribution of pre-event materials, such as run of show, schedule of events, etc.
Execute and oversee a signage plan for each event. This will include pre-event planning and post event analysis. It will be the responsibility of the Manager to maintain industry best practices. Manage Photography, videography and other on-site event components.
Coordinate with PR team to attract press coverage and serve as main point of contact on event day for media requests.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines at once.
Event coordination, sales, and/or account management experience preferred.
Salesforce experience preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery; must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time.
Must be a self-starter, yet able to work as a team player and take on other projects, as needed.
Experience managing volunteers is helpful, but not required.
Experience working in a non-profit fundraising environment preferred.
Understanding of corporate partnerships is preferred.
Ability to travel nationwide, including some weekends for shoe delivery events in support of preparing and executing Strategic Partnerships deliveries and marketing initiatives as directed and pre-approved by the VP.
Sense of humor and love of children, required!
How to Apply
Send your resume and a cover letter telling us why you want to work with us to firstname.lastname@example.org