Director of Partnerships
- Customer & Community
2021-09-01 18:49:53 UTC
Unify America is a nonpartisan nonprofit on a mission to replace politics with problem solving. We are seeking a Director of Partnerships who will identify and build partnerships with organizations around the country that drive participation in Unify America’s programs, and who will help us advance our mission to find solutions to our nation’s ills, and save our democracy.
Saving democracy? Seriously?
Reasonable question. We’ll get to that. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, has strong communication skills, is a great organizer, adept at networking, and passionate about bringing Americans together across divides to reduce polarization and build community.
Let’s get back to the saving democracy part.
Well, we are on the way to proving that the vast majority of Americans (over 90%) share many of the same goals for the country. If that sounds crazy, then let us give you an example: we demonize each other over gun control legislation, but gun control isn’t the goal, it’s a tactic. Reducing violence is the goal, and most of us want that. We don’t realize that for most political issues we’re just arguing about tactics or even less productively, political personalities.
Our long term quest is ambitious: bringing together tens of thousands of Americans, including legislators, to identify and implement an ambitious and shared solution to one of the many national problems that has bedeviled Congress and the country for decades.
We aspire to create mutually beneficial relationships where the opportunities that Unify America provides are mission-aligned with partners, who can promote Unify America activities, like the Unify Challenge, to its audience. Key partner segments that we’ve identified so far are colleges and universities, faith organizations, municipalities and state governments, and service organizations. That’s where you come in. We need your help to identify and build relationships with those organizations.
Tell me more...What’s the role?
You’ll lead efforts in outreach, as well as events and management. More specifically, you’ll:
Create and execute a partnership outreach plan, in collaboration with the Events & Training team, to engage member-based organizations across the political spectrum. The plan will include KPIs for reaching and establishing partnerships.
Research and identify new potential partnership prospects that align with our mission
Develop and nurture relationships with current partners to increase engagement and mutual benefit.
Work collaboratively with the Marketing team to develop content and promotional material that resonates with our partner stakeholders and their members.
Maximize Unify America’s outward facing activities, and enhance the reputation of the organization by representing Unify America at external events.
Create and identify opportunities to raise the profile of Unify America with partners, and encourage their involvement in a range of Unify America activities.
Events and Management
Plan and attend in-person and virtual events with partner organizations to engage in dialogue about civil discourse, depolarization, and drive participation to Unify programming.
With the Events & Training team, facilitate event logistics, promotion, and registration; and maximize turn out.
Manage budgets for event activities.
Track performance metrics for evaluating event impact and goal success.
Are there specific qualifications?
Yes. You have:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that reach across political, religious, and racial divides.
Strong writing skills.
Impeccable organization and time management skills.
A creative problem-solving brain. We’re looking for someone who is positive and can figure out how to get to “Yes!”
The motivation to build successful and enduring relationships with our partners.
The ability to ask great questions and listen for meaning.
Flexibility and a good sense of humor - it’s kind of what we’re all about.
The ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
A commitment to “big tent” diversity and belonging.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to lead others to manage work plans, timelines, and budgets; outstanding attention to detail.
The ability to welcome feedback. The way we work at Unify America requires that we all are comfortable giving and receiving direct feedback gracefully. Our motto: we must be honest and kind simultaneously.
Experience working with colleges, faith-based, and/or conservative organizations.
I’m interested. How do I apply?
Great! Follow the link to upload your resume and write us a cover letter that includes your salary expectations. Give us three reasons why you’d be great for the job and if you like, share your political beliefs (liberal? conservative? something else entirely?). Most importantly, be yourself (yes really!).
- Must be a resident of United States