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Corporate Partnership Manager

Feb 9, 2021

APPLICATION PROCESS - Please submit a cover letter and resume for this position when applying.

AT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM: YouthCare’s Development Team provides young people and staff at YouthCare with the support and items young people need to reach their potential. The Development Team is responsible for fundraising, community engagement, external communications, public policy work, volunteer coordination, in-kind donation management, and much more! 

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement, the Corporate Partnership Manager will engage and steward key corporate relationships, document history, and context, and serve as a consistent, mission-focused ambassador for YouthCare. 


  • Serve as the positive point person for key corporate relationships. 
  • Commitment to the mission, YouthCare values, and customer service orientation internally and externally. 
  • Act as liaison between the agency and the community.
  • Develop relationships that result in increased engagement from companies. 
  • Develop, design, implement and evaluate community engagement strategies with corporate partners to support financial and relationship-building goals. 
  • Design YouthCare’s partnership appreciation and retention plan. Steward partnerships for maximum impact and longevity.
  • Field and respond to inquiries regarding corporate partnership and any other development-related inquiries, in a timely matter; Collaborate with corporate contacts using impeccable communication.
  • Portfolio management to grow corporate support and increase engagement including volunteering, corporate gifts, grants, sponsorships, matching funds, and in-kind giving.  
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards financial gifts, grants, and sponsorships from partners.
  • Identify, research, prospect, to outreach to prospective and current corporate partners. 
  • Identify and create new partnerships with companies and individuals.
  • Analyzes giving trends and identifies opportunities for increased fundraising from companies.
  • Thoroughly document and track corporate partner engagement in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, NXT, and VolunteerHub.
  • Draft, edit, and facilitate the signing of MOUs and subcontracts as necessary, in collaboration with relevant teams at YouthCare.
  • Represent YouthCare in various networking, public speaking, touring, or presentation opportunities. Design presentations as needed.
  • Ensure clear internal communications regarding partnerships that are relevant to staff or youth access to resources.
  • Work collaboratively with the entire Development Team. Support fundraising, in-kind coordination, volunteer programming, YouthCare’s Annual Luncheon, and YouthCare’s Community Campaign, especially as it relates to corporate partnerships.
  • Support external communications related to partnerships: photos for social media, quotes, and stories of impact, etc.
  • Keep all partnership materials and communications updated, on-brand, relevant, and compelling, including, but not limited to, webpages that provide information about partnering with YouthCare.
  • Co-build and execute an annual partnership stewardship budget and plan.
  • Address any issues that come up with corporate partners. Ensure physical, emotional, and mental safety of volunteers, youth, and staff in every interaction.
  • Build and maintain working knowledge of youth homelessness, Seattle homelessness trends, and YouthCare’s programs and remain consistently updated on changing and nuanced donor messaging to be able to answer a myriad of questions or redirect to appropriate staff. 
  • Serve as an ambassador and momentum creator for YouthCare’s mission in a variety of environments.
  • Support the Development Department in all its endeavors to reach annual revenue goals; serve to support teammates and overall departmental success.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.


  • 2 or more years of fund development, corporate relations, customer service, sales, event planning, or public relations (volunteer or work) experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience with a database/donor CMS 
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and the ability to meet deadlines; impeccable follow-through and multi-task management.
  • Comfort and experience with Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while remaining focused on the experiences of donors and the needs of young people.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strength in logistical planning, information management, and systems efficiency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a strong and experienced team. 
  • Ability to ask questions and clarify tasks and goals of projects. 
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain positive relationships with internal staff members and external constituents. 
  • Ability to effectively represent YouthCare positively in the community.
  • Ability to remain flexible and problem solve independently; innovative approaches to problems. 
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries and navigate quick and unexpected changes successfully.
  • Truly enjoys working with teams and is an energetic, self-described “people person.” 
  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and two years fund development, special events, and/or public relations experience. Volunteerism will count as experience in the field. 
  • Experience and comfort utilizing Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.


  • Must be able to provide I-9 supporting documentation for employment.
  • Current TB Test.
  • Food Handler’s Card.
  • Successful completion of YouthCare training as available. Training may include New Employee Training, Cultural Proficiency training, CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS training, CSEC training, Right Response training, Defensive Driving, and 15-Passenger Van training.
  • Must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License and have the ability to drive.
  • When driving YouthCare vehicles, you must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License; meet minimum safe driver criteria established by the agency and YouthCare’s insurance company.
  • Computer software skills including Microsoft 365.
  • Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility, thoroughness.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with good quality spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • High integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and restricted and/or confidential information.
  • Ability to contribute to overall team functioning.
  • Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs, and reports; follow-through on data entry.
  • Experience and credentials must comply with program accreditation requirements. 
  • May be required to assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not specifically delineated in this job description for short periods of time or on an infrequent basis.
  • Commitment to YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.


  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds. Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; running for brief periods of time, and go up and downstairs. 

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