Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships

Summer Search Bay Area

About the organization

While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work, and life.

Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities. To learn more about Summer Search visit:


Summer Search Bay Area is hiring an Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships (ADIP) to be based in Oakland or neighboring offices who will lead the org's regional institutional fundraising. Seeking someone w/ 6-7years related experience that loves building relationships, developing and executing with the support of a team, a comprehensive and diversified institutional giving strategy to grow foundation, corporate and government revenue.


The Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships position calls for a creative and strategic leader, with a demonstrated ability to build authentic partnerships that lead to organizational impact. Specifically, this hire will bring:

EXPERIENCE: 6-7 years of related work experience, ideally in nonprofit development, fundraising, corporate engagement, or business development, with at least 4 years of successful relationship management experience and a track record of crafting winning grant proposals, reports, and other funding-related tools ideally leading to 6-figure institutional gifts.

EXTERNAL FUNDRAISING: Ability and confidence to represent the organization in meetings with funders and experience in preparing leadership (e.g., executive-level staff and B\board members) for high-stakes funding opportunities.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT: Experience in coaching and guiding team members to achieve short, mid and long-term outcomes. Ability to prioritize, delegate, and hold space for staff.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Approaches work in an organized manner to achieve goals and objectives. Adept in balancing competing priorities when managing projects. Ability to “manage up, down, and across” to utilize staff time effectively to achieve goals.

ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET: Resourcefulness and a “get it done” attitude, with the ability to drive innovation, change, and growth and maintain a high degree of flexibility and creativity in a dynamic environment.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Can be directed to Vanessa Ramirez at [email protected]

Select "Apply for this Position" below to submit a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed to Kenyon DeVault, Deputy Director, that speaks to your passion for Summer Search’s mission and answers the question, “Why are you interested in the Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships opportunity at Summer Search?”

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