The Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships and Development will help coordinate, support and drive resource development, philanthropic engagement, and funding alignment for NLC events and programs across the organization. This position reports to the Director, Strategic Partnerships and Development, within a newly aligned corporate partnerships and philanthropic development team.
The Senior Associate will have nonprofit fundraising experience, including a strong record of accomplishment in program development, proposal development, and demonstrated success in cultivating partnerships and relationships. Experience planning and executing events is desired.
This position will work with NLC staff across the organization, the Strategy and Partnerships team, as well as corporate partners, foundations, and other external partners as determined. This position will also be responsible for day-to-day coordination and support of resource development for NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (IYEF), as well the Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) Initiative. The ability to interact effectively with all levels of NLC staff, and a commitment to NLC’s mission, are essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish and maintain a comprehensive database of all NLC grant funded activities.
Oversees the procurement and development of resources, tools, and process improvements to aid grant funded activity across NLC.
Assists in strengthening connection between NLC and the philanthropic community, representing NLC at events and conferences that build partnerships, expand organizational footprint, and raise the visibility of NLC’s work.
Lead cross team conversations with program staff to identify grant funding priorities and opportunities for collaboration across NLC.
Assists in fostering partnerships with foundations, corporate philanthropies, and national organizations working within cities.
Interfaces regularly and assists IYEF and REAL program staff in obtaining grants, sponsorships, and programmatic funding from external partners in line with their established philanthropic goals and NLC’s mission.
Assists program staff with drafting and developing reports and programmatic marketing collateral.
Plans and executes meetings, convenings, and conferences.
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, marketing, economics, political science or related field required; minimum four (4) or more years of relevant professional experience required, preferably in the association or non-profit arena,
Knowledge of issues and strategies related to philanthropy, and experience working with donor community
Strong research, writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated project management skills, with strong attention to details and deadlines.
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with city officials, executives and other representatives of corporations and foundations
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs. Requires the ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally.
The National League of Cities was founded in 1924 and is the country’s oldest, largest and most representative organization serving municipal governments. The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. We currently have 105 employees dedicated to making cities better.