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Director, Strategic Partnerships (NY)

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LIFT-DC | The Bronx, NY
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ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION 

Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. To learn more, visit www.WhyWeLIFT.org. 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This role presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced program leader to make an impact by working closely with the LIFT-New York’s Executive Director in building strategic partnerships across the New York region. The Director of Strategic Partnerships will ensure the overall programmatic success of LIFT-New York by managing relationships with key stakeholders to ensure our service to parents is as efficient and impactful as possible. As LIFT is in the process of expanding its program across the region, the Director of Strategic Partnerships will be accountable for ensuring that LIFT’s model is implemented in accordance with national LIFT standards. The Director of Strategic Partnerships will also play an important role in identifying, cultivating, brokering and executing partnerships with early childhood partners and community colleges.  

 AS THE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS YOU WILL: 

  • Lead LIFT's local strategic partnerships by developing a robust community college partnership strategy and plan for LIFT’s coaching program.   
  • Serve as the regional office’s key liaison with LIFT's National Program Team, adapting requirements and recommendations from LIFT's National Program Team to meet the region’s unique needs 
  • Establish and steward high-stakes programmatic partnerships, including government, corporate, and community college and early childhood partners 
  • ·Research, analyze and generate insights on the local ecosystem of potential partners, and providing market/industry context
  • ·Develop a robust but focused pipeline of partnership opportunities for LIFT’s systems change strategy  
  • ·Support the Executive Director in communicating impact to external stakeholders through site visits and donor meetings 
  • ·Support, design and build out partnership programs across the organization, participating in community of practice partnership team meetings with other departments including development and operations  

 

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 7 years’ experience in strategic partnerships, program development, community relations, business development or equivalent work experience; experience working with low-income parents, ideally in career, education or financial capabilities preferred. 
  • You have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a Director-level position or higher  
  • Proven track record of identifying, assessing, pipelining and realizing large-scale partnerships. 
  • You are able strategize and think “big picture,” identifying local opportunities for growth and impact. 
  • You are a strong collaborator who enjoys learning and developing best practices in partnership with a team.  
  • You are clear and compelling in both verbal and written communications, and you enjoy motivating your team around a common goal. 
  • Demonstrated experience with project management around complex, cross-functional projects and initiatives.
  • You have a strong executive presence and a proven ability to establish and strengthen relationships with partners. 
  • You demonstrate exceptional insight and judgement and are able to identify and evaluate opportunity and risk as well as negotiate and structure agreements. 
  • You have a willingness to tackle everything from the nuts and bolts of a partnership to high-level strategy on new initiatives and are able to work through different challenges.
  • Spanish proficiency is strongly preferred.  

WHAT WE OFFER: 

In addition to a competitive salary, LIFT provides an attractive benefits package that includes employer-paid health care coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan including an employer match contribution, partial cell phone coverage, and pre-tax accounts for transit, health, and childcare benefits. LIFT also provides a generous paid time off policy, including a one-week paid company-wide vacation from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day. 



ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION 

Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

How to Apply

TO APPLY 

Qualified individuals, please submit a one-page resume and thoughtful cover letter with salary requirements here. Applications without cover letters will be considered last.LIFT believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. LIFT does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology. 

TO APPLY 

Qualified individuals, please submit a one-page resume and thoughtful cover letter with salary requirements here. Applications without cover letters will be…

Location

349 East 149th Street, #500, The Bronx, NY 10451

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