Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships

Global Kids

About the organization

Global Kids staff are a diverse team who work together to accomplish our mission to educate, activate and inspire youth from underserved communities to take action on critical issues facing our world. Joining the GK team provides you with an opportunity to help fulfill that mission! GK offers affordable medical benefits (with plans as low as $1/month), dental, and life insurance as well as paid holidays, 12 vacation days (year 1), increasing thereafter based on years of employment, 3 personal days, and 8 sick days. Additionally, the GK offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. GK staff also have access to retail discounts and other benefits through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

GK is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI+) and to using antiracist practices. Our staff provides and find support with their peers through our Black Affinity Group and our White Anti-Racist Affinity Group.

Job Description

Global Kids is seeking a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic individual for its development team to spearhead a range of activities related to corporate and alumni engagement as well as volunteer initiatives and special projects. This position will report to the Director of Development and work in tandem to develop new funding opportunities through corporate and volunteer engagement to create enriching opportunities for GK participants and external stakeholders. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships will articulate and implement the strategic fundraising vision and leadership of the agency. This will include but not be limited to new revenue streams, volunteer development, recruitment of donors and advocates to GK, and tracking the success of these initiatives. Externally, the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships will identify ways in which GK programs, activities and events can gain support and attention through media and online through social channels. The Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships is part of a five-person Development team and also works collaboratively with members of the staff in all areas of the organization, particularly program. It is essential that the person in this position has well-developed writing, verbal communication, and strategic thinking skills.


The Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships will be responsible for:

Corporate and Volunteer Engagement
• Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all employee engagement programs at school sites and institutional locations.
• Develop and implement new initiatives that reflect the organization’s mission with the programming team to utilize the skills of volunteers to elevate program goals and opportunities for students.
• Identify a stream of giving through volunteerism by working closely with the Director of Development.
• Develop annual/quarterly plans that include overarching strategies, organizational infrastructure plans, evaluation metrics and forecasts of demand for volunteer needs.
• Work in conjunction with the Director of Development to be the liaisons for major donor groups in engagement of more programs and continued funding.
• Keep a schedule of volunteer events as well as an updated list of volunteer and corporate contacts.
• Write bimonthly newsletters for corporate volunteers highlighting engagement opportunities and thanking partners for their support.
• On occasion, write corporate grants and complete mid-term and final reports.

Relationship Building
• Develop an annual partnership outreach and engagement plan, and regularly update it as new opportunities develop.
• Develop strategic initiatives that could be built around or benefit from corporate, foundation, government, or other partnerships.
• With support from ED and DoD, develop systems and procedures to support the identification, development, and stewardship of strategic partnerships.
• Work with Directors team to identify speaking/community engagement opportunities to attend on behalf of GK and help pair up those opportunities with relevant speakers or guests.
• Serve as the main liaison to the City Council for the discretionary funding process, including establishing relationships with council members and their staff, setting up and attending meetings, and writing the annual discretionary funding application.

YPC, Alumni and Board
• Lead and manage the YPC and GK Alumni Council with guidance from the chairs along with the Director of Development and serve as secondary liaison for board.
• Host quarterly meetings with YPC and Alumni Council members, developing the agenda with the chair prior to each meeting. Produce meeting materials (board reports, agendas, etc.) as necessary.
• Establish yearly goals with members for targeted fundraising events and other initiatives. Track fundraising throughout the fiscal year and provide updates to leadership via mid-year membership reports.
• Develop volunteer opportunities 4-6 times a year in addition to arranging opportunities for members to host with their companies and/or network.
• Manage group list serves and assist with on-boarding new members.
• Write bi-monthly YPC and Alumni newsletters to spotlight volunteer opportunities, highlight successes, and describe upcoming events they can attend or be a part of, including observing program.

Event Planning and Administration
• Serve as project lead for the annual Global Kids 5K, including setting up Peer to Peer fundraising, communicating with vendors, and outreach to participants.
• Update donor information into the Donor Perfect database and track fundraising goals.
• Create monthly reports for fiscal reconciliation.
• Assist with other annual events, the annual appeal, holiday card, and other mailings as necessary.
• And other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent professional experience and/or Master’s Degree in related field, such as marketing, communications, nonprofit management and/or English.
• Minimum of 5 years of professional fundraising, development and/or corporate and volunteer engagement experience.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with prior grant-writing experience a plus.
• Experience in the development and creation of organizational materials and proposals for prospecting and relationship building.
• Strong planning and organizational skills.
• Self-starter with an ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities.
• Excellent judgment and sound decision-making capacity.
• Ability to prioritize work assignments.
• Ability to gather and synthesize data.
• Open to trying new approaches to old problems.
• Flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.
• Willingness and ability to work as a team player within the specific department and wider organization.
• Upbeat, positive, and personable.
• Willing to work evenings and weekends as necessary and travel to all boroughs.
• Computer literacy (Word, Excel, database management, internet research & design software like Canva or Illustrator).
• Interest in local and global issues, social justice, and youth empowerment a plus.

The Salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000 based on experience. The title of Assistant Director or Associate Director will also depend on the experience of the individual. Good benefits and possibilities for travel. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.


$60,000-$70,000 based on experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter that includes salary requirements commensurate with experience, resume and professional work samples that highlight your work and writing to [email protected]

Please include the words “Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships” in the subject line of the email. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries. Thank you!

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