July 26, 2014

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

New York, New York

Development officer

Field of Interest

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship has instilled an entrepreneurial mindset in young people from low-income communities around the globe.  NFTE programs have taught and inspired more than 500,000 young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their education and future success. NFTE has programs in 19 U.S. communities and 12 countries.

We are looking for Vice President of Corporate Partnerships to join our dynamic team. In this capacity, you will be responsible, but not limited to the following areas:

Lead Corporate Fundraising – Develop Stewardship and Engage Corporate Partners by:

  • Meeting and growing NFTE’s HQ corporate fundraising goals for renewals and new business. FY15 Goal is $5MM.            
  • Develop and implement aggressive solicitation of corporate support; develop and maintain knowledge of corporate giving interests, staff and trends
  • Lead revenue generation by providing guidance to a team of two national directors and by managing personal portfolio of high level national corporate donors
  • Identify corporate prospects of high strategic and financial value and develop a national strategy for securing new corporate partners
  • Lead internal teams in creating strategic and savvy corporate sales packages that appeal to corporate partners and align with organizational priorities
  • Lead a comprehensive recognition strategy for all corporate partners to ensure meaningful partner return on investment
  • Develop, manage, and evaluate strategic alliances with corporations
  • Monitor activity via reports and frequent customer contact; ensure the development and delivery of formal performance reports to each account at least once annually and review performance reports of all corporate gifts secured by team
  • Execute meetings with corporate partners that engage them in planning and expanding gifts that deliver value
  • Carefully lead and steward every account with the highest degree of quality to ensure that partners deepen their engagement and renew their gifts due to stellar results and execution of deliverables
  • Leverage NFTE Board members at all levels of the organization Local Team Support
  • Develop and execute a strategy to engage local NFTE programs in the overall corporate strategy
  • Develop and execute a communication strategy that keeps local teams informed and engaged in promotions and over-all corporate relations activities

Lead/Manage Business Operations of Service:

  • Assure the effective and efficient management and operations of the corporate team
  • Serve as key member of resource development leadership team
  • Work closely with the CMDO to ensure all relationships are managed and leveraged effectively for NFTE
  • Lead special assignments as required
  • Participate and assist in the development of best practices, policy determination and management decisions of the overall development operations
  • Demonstrate NFTE mission driven values of respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation and integrate into work environment and ways of work


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or related education/experience equivalency
  • Minimum of ten years successful corporate fundraising, sales and /or marketing experience
  • Demonstrated track record of planning, managing, and initiating corporate relationships within the non-profit sector
  • Experience with cause marketing campaigns and working with high level corporate representatives and volunteer board members is preferred
  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading, supervising and developing staff
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office


Date Posted
July 1, 2014

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