Combine your fundraising skills with Friends of the Children-Boston’s impact, and make a
permanent difference in the lives of children.
As Friends Boston launches its 5-year, $20 Million growth plan, this is a great time to grow
Friends’ network of terrific corporate sponsors and volunteers. Bring your enthusiasm for both
Friends-Boston’s mission and collaborating with area corporations who support, or could
support, Friends. The next Corporate Partnerships Manager will enthusiastically collaborate
with corporate volunteers and sponsorship leaders to connect Friends’ Mission to members of
Greater Boston’s business community. Friends-Boston makes a one child, one friend, 12 year
commitment to the most at-risk children in the Boston area. Friends-Boston partners with area
schools and agencies to identify children facing multiple systemic obstacles at kindergarten.
Friends-Boston then pairs children, “Achievers,” with professional mentors, “Friends,” to provide
support, friendship, and a “no matter what” commitment through high school. Philanthropist
Mackenzie Scott recently recognized Friends with a $2.4 million dollar gift. Help bring this good
news to area companies eager to partner with an effective and impactful nonprofit.
The Corporate Partnerships Manager is a new position, reporting directly to Friends’ longtime
Director of Development and working closely with Friends’ Executive Director. The Corporate
Partnerships Manager could bring to this position a variety of experiences and expertise that will
help Friends-Boston support its current corporate partnerships and connect with new
supporters. Individuals with corporate sponsorship, corporate events, or nonprofit fundraising
and relationship management could succeed in this role. Perhaps you have partnered with
nonprofits from the corporate side, or you enjoy developing meaningful opportunities for
This position is right for you if:
● You can successfully partner with the fundraising team, the Friends program team, board
members, and corporations, all while recognizing the immense gifts of each Achiever
and their enormous potential.
● You have successfully organized an event, particularly a volunteer-focused effort, that
made a difference for a cause or organization and was well-run in every detail, including
the follow up!
● You understand the importance of establishing impactful, not transactional, partnerships
with area corporate supporters.
● You can organize an efficient volunteer event that respects everyone’s time, includes fun
and ample thanks, and generates ongoing interest in Friends-Boston’s important work.
● You are as comfortable maintaining excellent donor records as you are with planning an
● You enjoy writing and speaking about a critical mission, as well as contributing to the
day-to-day logistics of an organization where children play and learn each day.
● You can “manage up,” supporting the Executive Director and Development Director in
identifying and maintaining authentic relationships with prospective and existing
corporate partners and volunteers amidst multiple competing priorities.
● You have a great sense of humor, patience, humility, demonstrated cultural competence,
and the energy to help launch Friends-Boston’s next decade.
These qualifications will help you succeed as Corporate Partnerships Manager:
Keep in mind that Friends-Boston exists to identify and nourish individuals’ potential. You may
have the potential to succeed in this job, even if you do not meet every qualification. But please
let us know in a thoughtful cover letter whether you can demonstrate that:
● You have a mix of education, experience, and creativity that will permit you to deliver
high-impact corporate engagement strategies that produce corporate giving that enables
the Development Department to achieve our 5-Year, $20 million growth plan.
● You have personally asked via phone or in-person meeting for a corporation or other
institution to support a project or organization.
● You have written well-crafted, error-free, compelling materials that demonstrate you can
produce the written materials–proposals, event plans, volunteer projects, and
thanks–needed to communicate with Friends’ corporate partners.
● You are tech savvy, comfortable with maintaining the donor database and extracting the
information you or the leadership needs.
● You recognize that this work requires the occasional night or weekend commitment, and
you can travel to meetings reliably across the Greater Boston area.
● You operate with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, respecting each
Achiever’s journey and each donor’s privacy, permitting your teammates to bring their
whole selves to their work.
Salary and Benefits: Friends-Boston is committed to providing a competitive salary and benefits with opportunities for
continued professional growth. The salary range is estimated to be $72,000-$82,000.
Friends-Boston offers generous PTO (22 days), holidays (13.5), and health, dental, and a 401k.