About the Role:
The Lowline is looking for a dynamic and high-energy professional as the Manager of Strategic Partnerships to help build strong relationships and achieve revenue goals that will support all efforts of the organization. The Manager will be responsible for initiating, developing and executing strategic relationships with corporate, marketing, and media sponsors for opportunities related to key Lowline activities, such as the annual Anti-Gala, events, youth education, community outreach, and technology research.
- – Develop and maintain strong relationships with corporate, marketing and media contacts and grow a pipeline of new prospects
- – Proactively identify opportunities and drive growth of corporate partnerships
- – Support revenue growth via active pitch meetings and discussions in partnership with Director of Development and Executive Director
- – Work with Director of Development and Executive Director to develop and implement partnership strategies based on existing goals
- – Develop sponsorship decks and proactively pitch to new and existing brand partners
- – Work with graphic designers to produce video, print and digital collateral
- – Manage brand and media partnerships ensuring the agreed terms are successfully executed
- – Identify opportunities for potential partnership activities for Lowline events, such as the annual Anti-Gala
- – Report directly to the Director of Development, while working closely with the Manager of Development
- – Track progress of revenue goals and activities via Salesforce
- – Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or other relevant field
- – 4+ years experience leading corporate relationships, such as at a PR or advertising agency or within a non-profit context
- – Dynamic and engaging, possessing exceptional presentation, negotiation and communication skills, including superior and persuasive writing and verbal skills
- – Experience developing thoughtful and customized corporate-oriented presentations
- – Highly organized and able to balance and prioritize multiple partner priorities simultaneously
- – Ability to wear different hats and engage with a diversity of audiences
- – Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit organization is preferred
- – Transferable business contacts is a plus
- – Experience with Microsoft Office and Salesforce is preferred
- – Comfortable working for a small, nimble, ambitious start-up organization with minimal support staff
- – Personal and professional commitment to the mission of the Lowline: developing community-centered public space; building a world-class destination; and using technology and design to improve our world
How to Apply:
About the Role:
The Manager of Youth and Community will be responsible for overseeing all community engagement initiatives in the Lower East Side. This includes managing partnerships, forging new relationships, and supporting the needs of the Lower East Side community. Our current partners include dozens of schools and community based organizations across New York City, in addition to local businesses, elected officials, and other key community leaders and stakeholders.
The Manager of Youth and Community will also be responsible for running the Lowline Young Ambassador Program. In this role, they will lead and mentor the 12 new Young Ambassadors, as well as the 16 alumni, throughout the Young Ambassador Program’s tenure and serve as the primary point of contact for the community based organizations and professionals partnering with the Lowline for this unique program.
About the Lowline Young Ambassadors Program:
After the success of our pilot year, we are thrilled to embark upon the second year of The Lowline Young Ambassadors program. In 2016-2017, the program helped to prepare 16 rising juniors for careers and educational paths in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) related fields. For our second year, we will bring on 12 new Young Ambassadors to help them acquire, enhance, and refine their communication and leadership skills through participatory experiences such as facilitating community workshops, attending public meetings, completing community service projects, and spearheading various design-based activities for families and school-based audiences at community events. In addition, each Ambassador will be eligible to receive a scholarship for their participation in the program. This program aims to build and expand upon the Lowline’s commitment to youth education and engagement in the context of an exciting urban design project that is both tangible and relevant to their lives.
- – Strategic role in managing the Lowline’s Young Ambassadors program; scheduling all relevant trainings, workshops, and meetings, and serving as the point of contact for the students and partnering organizations and individuals.
- – Oversight of strategic community partnerships associated with Young Ambassadors program, including settlement houses, youth services organizations, schools, and other community groups as appropriate.
- – Develop and maintain a Young Ambassadors Program weekly status report including recommended optimizations, student performance and attendance, and qualitative enhancements.
- – Assist in the creation of funding materials related to the Young Ambassadors program, including grant proposals for foundations, corporate supporters, individual supporters, and events.
- – Lead the production of all events and activities associated with Young Ambassadors program.
- – Leadership and coordination of the Lowline’s core community engagement activities, including community workshops, focus groups, Community Board presentations, and direct meetings with key community leaders and stakeholders.
- – Proactive leadership in determining fresh ways to connect more deeply with local youth and the local community, bringing new ideas to the Lowline team and executing related projects.
- – Creation of clear, specific, and measurable goals and programs related to youth and community engagement, conducting evaluation and reporting on goals and adjusting strategies when necessary.
- – Support of the development of digital, video, and print fundraising collateral related to youth and community content, designed for both the capital campaign and ongoing operational fundraising, including content for events, emails, social media, and the Lowline’s website.
- – Track program expenditures and maintain pre-approved budget.
- – Assist in the maintenance of educational equipment and storage areas.
- – Collaborate with the Lowline team and report directly to the Executive Director.
- – Bachelor’s degree in science, education, public policy, or related field.
- – 3-5 years’ experience working directly with youth in an informal learning field or similar organization to identify their developmental needs and improve their knowledge or skills.
- – 3-5 years’ experience working directly with community engagement and outreach.
- – Knowledge of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), with experience integrating arts and design in STEAM learning environments.
- – Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- – Ability to plan and organize the activities of others.
- – Demonstrated experience with both project management and execution.
- – Ability to establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.
- – Ability to monitor and control resources and oversee spending within budget, including: ordering or purchasing supplies, and maintain training inventory and travel expenses.
- – Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
- – Experience serving diverse audiences.
- – Commitment to the mission of the Lowline.
- – Intimate knowledge of/experience working within the Lower East Side.
- – Experience managing a youth program in New York City.
- – Chinese or Spanish speaking.
How to Apply:
About the RoleThe Development and Communications Intern will work closely with the Director of Development and the Manager of Development and Communications to help with the Lowline’s fundraising efforts, as well as assist on marketing communications. Primary responsibilities include:
- – Assistance in donor research using a variety of platforms and online resources, including Foundation Center, LinkedIn, and publicly available resources.
- – Conducting research on corporations and foundations.
- – Drafting and editing select grant proposals.
- – Assistance in the implementation and management of a database system via Salesforce for individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
- – Attending and assisting with donor cultivation events, including managing RSVPs, day-of setup, and check-in.
- – Lead production and curation of online social media, including maintenance of a communications calendar and tracking of stats.
- – General administrative support: errands, preparation of mailings, organization of files, office maintenance, etc.
- – Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a professional certificate or master’s level program in fundraising, communications, arts administration, or nonprofit management, or demonstrate prior experience in a nonprofit environment where excellent written and oral communication skills were required.
- – Extremely polished writer, able to convey both professionalism and emotion in a variety of channels; a brilliant communicator in person.
- – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google docs.
- – Proficiency in development database management (specifically Salesforce) a plus.
- – Familiarity with CMS (WordPress preferred), HTML, Photoshop/Illustrator and MailChimp preferred.
- – High level of energy and enthusiasm.
- – Social media native (fluent in all things Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and beyond).
- – Independent worker willing to take on all tasks—glamorous and otherwise.
- – Interest in parks, public space, “green” technology, New York City and its politics, urban design, and preferably the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- – Must be able to commit to a minimum of 3+ days per week (full-time preferred), and be currently enrolled in school.
- – Top-notch academic credentials and some professional experience preferred.
This is a summer internship, to commence from mid-May through end of August, though we prefer applicants that can commit through end of November. During the summer, the minimum time commitment is 3 full-days per week (~24 hours), with a preference for applicants that can commit between 32-40 hours. For applicants that can commit through November, we will work to accommodate their schedule, with the expectation that the weekly time commitment will be reduced. The internship is unpaid, with travel included in the form of a monthly MetroCard.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lowline is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.