Manager of Institutional Partnerships


About the organization

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. By participating in Jumpstart’s yearlong program, children develop the language, literacy, and social and emotional skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 54,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 136,000 preschool children nationwide. Jumpstart is also a proud member of the AmeriCorps service network. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed! Learn more at


The Manager, Institutional Partnerships is a member of the Development Department, with responsibility for a regional portfolio of institutional donors. The individual in this role identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a growing portfolio of institutional donors to meet regional goals. The position reports to the National Director of Institutional Partnership and works collaboratively with other members of the Institutional Partnerships team.

• Working with the National Director of Institutional Partnerships design a comprehensive, multi-year fundraising strategy to garner support from foundations
• Identify, develop approach, and cultivate institutional prospects with the goal of submitting funding proposals
• Manage the grant submission process, working with Development Grant Writers, to draft letters of intent and proposals through the completion of detailed forms and reports for funders; work collaboratively across Jumpstart’s departments (Finance, Program, etc.) and the development operations team to gather and update information for grants and reports
• Manage the development and creation of proposals to institutional funders
• Strategize with the Institutional Partnership Team and the Development Department to ensure Jumpstart leverages its major campaigns and initiatives to enhance relationships with select institutional partners


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
• Minimum of three to five years of successful experience in development and with institutional funders
• Creative and compelling communications skills
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to balance multiple projects, while performing at a high level in a demanding and fast-paced environment
• Excellent relationship building skills; including the ability to personally connect with and engage diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders
• Comfort with establishing and stewarding relationships, in-person, over the phone, and via email
• Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, connection, determination, joy and kindness
• Proficiency with CRM (customer relationship management) software, as well as with MS Word, and Excel
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and quality presentation skills
• Flexible work approach and the ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while handling confidential information
• Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
• Ability and willingness to travel to various locations as necessary for completion of job duties

Preferred or Ideal
• Experience in supporting successful fundraising events
• Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work
• Familiarity with Salesforce


$60,000 - $70,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit both a resume and cover letter.

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