The Partnership Funds and Partnership Action Funds is seeking a Director of Innovations & Partnerships (DIP) to support the continued growth of our network by increasing philanthropic partners. We seek a DIP who brings skills in fundraising, grantmaking and research. The DIP will support the Executive Director to raise $1M+ in new philanthropic dollars to advance independent political power. The ideal candidate will bring experience in fundraising for values-driven projects and/or relationships and knowledge of philanthropy. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director.
Support the Executive Director’s leadership by co-creating, facilitating and leading meetings, convenings, and gatherings for grantees, donors, and the Advisory Board.
Co-create, lead and facilitate staff meetings to ensure that the team is working in alignment.
Serve as outward facing surrogate for TPF to philanthropic partners, donors, and grantees as necessary.
Cultivate, maintain, track and leverage relationships with potential philanthropic partners.
Support the Executive Director to prepare for and pitch the work, mission, vision and resource needs of TPF.
Develop systems and processes for partnership cultivation including database acquisition.
Build strong relationships with partners in the field and on the team to help advance the mission and vision of TPF.
Develop, socialize and implement a strategy to ensure that TPF raises $1M in additional resources to ensure that TPF can meet its mission and goals.
Create, manage and leverage a robust prospect list of regional, state and national philanthropic partners who are aligned with TFP for direct or aligned giving.
Track and engage existing resource commitments and ensure that reports and renewals are developed and submitted on time.
Re-imagine and redevelop TPF’s framework and materials for resource development.
At least three to five years of executive nonprofit leadership experience.
Existing relationships with philanthropic organizations and leaders
A demonstrated capacity to raise resources from philanthropic partners to advance long-term goals.
A demonstrated ability to effectively craft materials, narratives, and collateral that supports resource generation.
Self-starter with an organizing background and orientation.
Has a practice with mind/body practice that results in embodied leadership and learning mindset.
Alignment with the Partnership Funds organizational mission and vision, including experience working with racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse communities and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and gender justice.
Experience in research and data analysis, particular experience developing research and program experiments that improve organizational impact and the ability to evaluate and synthesis the results.
Demonstrated capacity to ideate, design, and execute effective programs that enhance skills and expertise in areas of community organizing, community development and philanthropy.
Demonstrated ability to use quantitative and qualitative data in the construction of effective interventions, and strategic and tactical decision-making.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to interact productively with the full range of internal and external stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree in a relevant area preferred.
Highly relational, with a strong belief in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally.
Tenacious and flexible, with a “getting to a yes” attitude and a propensity for working through roadblocks and achieving your goals;
Supervisory experience preferred.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits and compassionate work culture.