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Director of Partnerships
Learning Courage, a survivor-led nonprofit organization aspiring to eradicate sexual abuse in independent schools and other youth-serving organizations, is seeking a Director of Partnerships to join their small, impactful team.
Organization Mission: Learning Courage is a nonprofit membership organization that works with K12 independent schools and other youth serving organizations to reduce incidents, improve responses and support healing from sexual misconduct and abuse by guiding and advising on best practices, tools and resources. Founded by survivors, Learning Courage understands both the institutional challenges and the importance of keeping survivors at the center of the process, whether the misconduct occurred recently or in the past. We work with school leaders and their communities as they work toward reducing and responding to incidents of sexual harm and building a culture of healthy relationships. Our approach is trauma-informed, resiliency-based, and survivor-centered. Learning Courage believes in work that is informed by these core values and approaches: Integrity, Caring, Learning, Cultural Change, and Collaboration.
Position Overview: Full-time, exempt, remote position with travel to schools, conferences and workshops Reports to the Executive Director Salary commensurate with experience Comprehensive benefits including health care and retirement
Opportunity Overview: Learning Courage is at an important inflection point in our business development and is looking to expand our reach and capacity by growing our team to include a Director of Partnerships. This person would join the Executive Director, CEO and Director of Programs to make a profound impact on our work with schools to reduce, respond to and heal from sexual misconduct. As a membership organization, the Director of Partnerships will be critical in continuing to expand our partnerships with schools and other organizations focused on addressing and supporting healthy relationships and eradicating sexual abuse. This person will also be responsible for growing our membership offerings to include peer-to-peer support, professional networking, webinars and conferences, think tanks for administrators, and more. In addition, The Director of Partnerships will help to increase Learning Courage’s position as thought leaders in the field, by maximizing our exposure and participation in conferences, developing relationships with leading industry organizations, and improving our publications and resource documents.
The role requires a strong commitment to the Learning Courage mission, experience building partnerships, strong interpersonal and communication skills both orally and in writing, an ability to plan, organize, collaborate and vision, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) work.
What you would do: Broaden membership offerings and help enhance the user experience Identify and actualize opportunities for Learning Courage to continue to cultivate our position as thought-leaders in the field (ie: through conference participation, increased podcasts, blogs and webinars) Expand institutional partnerships with regional and national associations Participate in recruiting new member schools and other youth-serving organizations Identify grant funding opportunities, develop applications and manage ongoing relationships with philanthropic organizations and individuals Contribute to the strategic direction of the organization Collaborate with the team to adopt and implement organizational policies and procedures that advance Learning Courage’s mission and values
Requirements: Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent Positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor are a must! Experience building programs and partnerships At least ten years of experience working in education or the nonprofit space, ideally in areas of wellness, mental health, or social justice Excellent organizational, collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice Ability to work both independently and with a team Marketing experience preferred
To Apply: Please send a resume, a cover letter addressing your experiences and qualifications as well as your interest in the position along with the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references as a PDF to Elise London, firstname.lastname@example.org (References will not be contacted without notifying candidate)
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Learning Courage is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce, providing qualified individuals equal employment and advancement opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. Learning Courage will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals as required by law.