Community Partnerships Manager

Exton 19341, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Chester County Futures provides economically disadvantaged youth with academic skills, scholarships and mentors they need to be successful in school, higher education and life. Student programs begin in middle school and continue throughout high school and college, providing a continuum of support unlike any other college access program in the region.

The Community Partnerships Manager (CPM) is responsible for the stewardship and cultivation of corporate and community partnerships. This position works closely with board members to achieve the organizational goals set in annual budget. Position may serve as the key spokesperson and media contact for the organization. Further responsibilities include managing the organization's external communications according to annual communication plan.

This position requires autonomy, therefore, must be able to work independently.


Job Description:

  • Identifies, stewards and cultivates new and existing partnership sources for financial and volunteer engagement support within the communities of Chester County, Philadelphia and adjacent counties
  • Responsible for an annual minimum of $350,000 in corporate, community, annual appeals and special event sponsorship revenue
  • Planning and execution of annual giving campaign, including direct mail and online giving
  • Communication responsibilities include:
    • raising organizational visibility through social media, email, direct mail
    • placement of two feature articles per year
    • manage Development Assistant assigned to executing campaigns
  • Special Event Responsibilities include:
    • oversees the financial logistics of special event activities
    • prepares special event P&L and cost analysis for board reports
    • supervises creation of sponsorship collateral materials for all events
    • works closely with Development Coordinator on all RSVP tracking and gift acknowledgement
  • Corporate Partnership Management - supports student program projects by identifying and recruiting corporate partners
    • Attend various networking, promotional, Chamber of Commerce events in coordination with ED and other Development team members
    • Support Board & Community Partnerships Team meetings, including minutes and timely submission of minutes for all Board Meetings
    • Write grants for corporate accounts as detailed in Annual Development Plan





  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required, Communications Preferred
  • Excellent communication skills required including the demonstrated ability to communicate on all levels within an organization
  • Specific and measureable track record of garnering new or leveraging existing contributions of support
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and successfully execute project and event plans
  • Position requires daily interaction with community members, and corporate individuals; must possess strong presentation, organizational, documentation and interpersonal skills
  • Etapestry or fundraising database experience required


To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter to Maria McDonald, Executive Director

Contact: Executive Director Maria McDonald

Salary: $50,000 - $65,000



Mailing Address: 704 Haywood Drive

From the blog

The Down Side of Giving

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 22 August 2019, 9:05 am

When did giving become all about the donor and not about the nonprofit?   With all of the years behind me, no one could consider me naïve, so what could make me ask this question?  Is it just wishful thinking?  Or that ever pressing need to believe that people still really are decent, caring, compassionate?  We saw changes in people’s giving last year that seem directly attributable to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that nearly doubled the standard deduction, erasing the need in some people’s minds to actually make a charitable gift.  Get the deduction without actually giving?  Perhaps.

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