Corporate Partnerships (Strategic Alliances) Manager

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Job Title: Corporate Partnerships (Strategic Alliances) Manager
Company: First Book
Location: Flexible. If in-person the location is Washington DC

About the Position:

Exciting and highly visible opportunity to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial at a non-profit facilitating equal access to education for kids! The Manager will play a principal role in cultivating and strengthening corporate relationships in a dynamic, fast-paced organization. Responsibilities include partner research, strategy development, relationship building, project management, budgeting, and partnership marketing. The Manager should possess experience in cause-based marketing, corporate partnership development, and/or consulting with the private sector. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in fundraising, a track record of account management, solid business writing and presentation skills, excellent verbal communication, experience with pitch formation and delivery, creative and bold thinking, exceptional critical thinking skills, and a passion for corporate social responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage a portfolio of corporate partnerships, representing First Book with excellence in early-stage and ongoing partner relationships

• Maintain partner satisfaction, sustain long-term partnerships, and engender partnership growth

• Manage partnership activities, campaigns, and initiatives, developing budgets, planning and executing in close collaboration with cross-functional First Book team members

• Bring creativity and a customer-service mentality to all corporate relationships

• Report and track all relevant partner and opportunity updates within Salesforce

• Create reports demonstrating the impact of partner activities, campaigns, and initiatives

• Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, to support existing partnerships and to forward the work of Strategic Alliances

• Keep abreast of philanthropic trends that may affect the assigned portfolio of partners

• Remain up-to-date on partner business news to ensure continued relevance of the partnership and to identify new opportunities

• Other duties as assigned


Partnership management, campaigns, presentations, strategy, CSR & events


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

• Have a strong interest and/or experience in corporate social responsibility

• Possess excellent client management and partnership development skills

• Fast learner with a strong team-focused, collaborative mentality

• Be self-motivated and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills

• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

• Exhibit excellent attention to detail

• Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

• Prior use of Salesforce or equivalent CRM system preferred

• Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality

• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Exceptional organizational skills and time management required. Must have the ability to meet designated deadlines

• Must be able to work in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment as a member of a vibrant team

• Be passionate about making a tangible, measurable difference

• Able to travel as necessary, up to 40% during peak periods, unless precluded by global or regional safety and public health considerations

Education and/or Experience:

• BA/BS; MBA or equivalent preferred

• A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of work experience in a corporate fundraising, client development, or client management capacity and a strong interest in corporate social responsibility


Candidates are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to If you need assistance applying, please reach out to us at / 202-499-5935.