Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships

City Year Philadelphia

About the organization

City Year helps students and schools succeed, while preparing the next generation of civically engaged leaders who can work across lines of difference. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school. Schools that partner with City Year are up to two to three times more likely to improve in English and math assessments, and the more time students spend with AmeriCorps members, the more they improve on social, emotional and academic skills— skills that help students thrive in school and contribute to their community.


City Year Philadelphia welcomes applications for the position of Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships (“Senior Corporate Partnerships Director”) and seeks a results- and team-oriented leader to assume this critical role. The Senior Corporate Partnerships Director partners with the Managing Director, Development, the Senior Major Gifts Director, the Senior Communications and External Relations Director, and the Events Director to form the Development Leadership Team, with an annual budget of $10.7 million, including $3.4 million from private sources. The Senior Corporate Partnerships Director collaborates with Site Leadership and the rest of the 8-person Development department to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporations and foundations.


What You’ll Bring

6 to 8+ years’ experience in sales, fundraising, or other relationship management, with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals.
Bachelor’s Degree or 2 additional years of experience
Proven track record of closing $100,000+ funding relationships.
Proven record of success in a senior development role, including experience in a leadership position, within an organization that has delivered strong, measurable results. Track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing corporate and foundation donors.
Experience building and implementing sales and cultivation strategies with corporate donors and foundations.
Ability to translate complex model elements and program ideas into compelling and accessible proposals and pitches.
Proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse team to meet fundraising goals.
Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail.
Awareness and experience in engaging in conversation about race and all aspects of identity, as well as experience developing practices grounded in diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.
Ability to work the flexible hours demanded of a deadline-driven position.
Ability to adapt and excel in diverse, high energy, entrepreneurial, and rapidly changing environments.
Attitude essentials: growth mindset, passion for City Year’s mission of education equity, resilience, committed to teamwork.


$90,000 - $100,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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