Strategic Partnerships Lead

Contract (Min. 6 months) | Nonprofit Business Development | Location Flexible

About Reimagine

Reimagine is a small but mighty nonprofit organization with an ambitious yet loving start-up culture. We are on a mission to help all people face adversity, loss, and mortality and transform life’s challenges into meaningful action and growth.

In a world filled with so much grief, we have created more than 2,500 inspiring virtual events and experiences for people to explore these ideas and citywide in-person festivals that bring entire communities together to “reimagine death.” We have been deemed a World-Changing Idea by Fast Company Magazine.

We are now working on a new platform to help bring the second part of our mission to life: to help people of diverse backgrounds channel their hard experiences into creativity, impact, and flourishing.

Responsibilities

  • Research, develop and secure new funding partnerships from foundations and corporate partners at the $10k+ level to support Reimagine’s upcoming LA Festival and general operations and with an overall goal of raising a minimum of $150k.

  • With input from the team, create meaningful partnership packages that deliver a strong ROI for partners and manage all partnership marketing efforts, ensuring a VIP experience for partners.

  • Develop an excellent knowledge of Reimagine's work, and liaise with colleagues to prepare and present high-quality information such as tailored presentations and proposals for prospects.

  • Work with Reimagine’s Operations Manager to create/manage contracts, invoicing, and collections when necessary.

  • Maintain the systems to support your work and present your progress to the team and board when necessary while also tracking all moves in Salesforce.

  • Build excellent internal working relationships to engage staff at all levels, particularly the Programming and Marketing teams, to coordinate partner engagement and effectively manage prospective and existing donors.

  • Support other development efforts as needed, such as writing LOIs, proposals, and reports for current and prospective funders; developing concept papers and templates for different program areas.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree, and/or CFRE preferred

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of corporate sponsorships/foundation grants/marketing partnerships experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture relationships and work effectively at all levels of the decision process

  • Demonstrated track record of negotiating and closing partnership deals of $10k+

  • Ability to communicate the value of partnership as an effective marketing solution

  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Thrives in a startup environment with a growth mindset

  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation with the ability to work independently toward goals and to steadily monitor and report progress

Skills:

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Strong sales and negotiation skills

  • Prospecting and cold-call expertise

  • Good at problem-solving and keeping calm when working with partners

  • Strong sales focus and ambition

  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus

Location & Travel

This position can be largely remote, with strong preference given to candidates in the Los Angeles area. The candidate can work out of any location, home office, or co-working space. Travel will be required to meet with prospective partners for local Festivals.

Please contact Mica Jane at hr@letsreimagine.org and include your resume and a cover letter if you are interested in the position.

At Reimagine, our mission is to create authentic spaces in which we can bring our full and authentic selves to the table. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community that different individuals cultivate, including our internal community of staff, board members and partners. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.