Stand Together

Director, Strategic Partnerships (Philanthropic Partnerships)

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Fundraising and Partnership Development


You’ve got big ideas and we have a seat at the table ready for you. You are looking to take your partnership and relationship building experience to the next level. Join us and drive innovative strategic partnerships that you define.


The strategic partnerships team drives Stand Together philanthropic community’s efforts to identify, develop, and steward mutually beneficial partnerships and support principled organizations that are inspiring social change, working to solve our country’s toughest challenges, and helping people improve their lives. As a Director, Strategic Partnerships, you will work with exceptional groups of individuals, companies, and foundations driving change in education, communities, business, and public policy that empower people to improve their lives.


We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do. As part of these efforts, you will be a key relationship manager, driving the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and partnerships. A successful candidate will be able to make strategic recommendations for new partnerships that will advance the organization’s mission. The Director will work collaboratively with external stakeholders including partners, investors, donors, and thought leaders.


The Market-Based Management philosophy creates an environment that prioritizes integrity and compliance, fosters professional growth, and rewards our employees for the value they create.


Your Responsibilities Include

  • Cultivate relationships with thought leaders, partners and other stakeholders

  • Build and grow a robust pipeline of organizational investment opportunities that support the priority issues of Stand Together

  • Make investment recommendations to decision makers

  • Act as the primary account manager for a portfolio of Stand Together partners to drive accountability on investment outcomes and regular reports on their progress to date

  • Collaborate across teams to drive results and effectively manage projects and relationships resulting in immediate, medium term, and/or long term outcomes

  • Represent the organization among community partners and stakeholders

  • Build collaborations with current and prospective partners that extend and improve organizational impact and promote positive systems change

  • Work closely with leadership to measure outcomes to ensure that projects meet stakeholder needs


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform Stand Together’s work
  • 7+ years of related experience developing and leveraging strategic relationships
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to deliver project outcomes
  • Skill in building relationships and relating to external audiences
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills


About Us



Stand Together helps social entrepreneurs supercharge their efforts to help people improve their lives. We connect them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference. 


Through our philanthropic community, we tackle some of the nation's biggest challenges so that every person has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.


Stand Together partners with people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds—including people in education, business, community non-profits, and public policy—to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own.


Our Values


Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. 


We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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