Reporting to the Managing Director of External Affairs (MDEA) of Spark Los Angeles, the Account Manager (AM) will manage a portfolio of Spark Los Angeles’ corporate partner accounts, to deliver high quality volunteer experiences to current and future mentors and to support Spark’s strategic vision through effective corporate partnership programs. The AM will provide strategic council to the MDEA and tactical support to ensure that Spark Los Angeles maintains high visibility among key stakeholders while driving innovations in program efficiency, mentor recruitment and training, corporate fundraising and exceptional outcomes for Spark students.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Health Benefits: Full health coverage is provided, including medical, dental and vision no more 30 days after an employee’s first day. Spark covers up to 100% of monthly premiums, and a portion of the monthly premiums for dependents. Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care are offered. A life insurance policy providing $50,000 of coverage is also included.
Learning Benefits: Spark highly values staff’s learning pursuits. Priority is placed on opportunities to pursue your choice of professional training opportunities, including workshops, conferences, etc.
Retirement Benefits: For all contributions through Spark’s current 401K plan, Spark will match retirement contributions dollar-for-dollar up to 3% of total salary.
Paid Time Off: Spark has a unique flexible time-off policy, which empowers staff to collaboratively determine and schedule time off as needed. Spark staff may take time off based on the status of their work- related goals and results within the organization. This policy is part of Spark’s focus on a balanced and healthy life for staff.
Non-Monetary Compensation: The opportunity to be an integral member of an energetic, innovative, hard-working and rapidly growing team, within an organization that has the potential to significantly change American middle-school education.
Relevant graduate degree; MBA preferred;
Minimum three years of client-facing partnership management experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization; for-profit experience is welcomed;
Sophisticated relationship building and networking skills; experience in fundraising or business development functions preferred;
Effective time management and organizational skills in order to independently prioritize workload and meet deadlines and goals;
Track record of maintaining a high level of client satisfaction by responding swiftly and adjusting effectively to feedback
Strong research and presentation skills to develop partnership decks and info session deliverables
Legally eligible to work in the United States; no sponsorship provided.
In addition, to be successful as a member of the Spark team in this role, you will:
Have a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization;
Thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, operating with a results-orientation and exceptional attention to detail;
Have a proactive personality; no work is ‘beneath’ you and you are eager to serve others, rolling up your sleeves when necessary;
Demonstrate mature judgment, with a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
Have a sense of humor, even under stress;
Be comfortable giving and receiving honest, constructive feedback;
Value relationships and accountability, empowering others to achieve superior results.
Under the guidance of the Managing Director of External Affairs:
Manage a diverse portfolio of corporate partners, cultivating and stewarding their support to Spark Los Angeles through volunteer mentors, partnership dollars, employee fundraising, and in-kind support;
Develop strategies to maximize value of partnerships to Spark and our corporate partners, identifying opportunities for mutual gains including Board Member placements, brand awareness and partnership awards;
Develop seasonal and year-long mentor recruitment strategy plans in conjunction with partners, including setting targets for recruiting senior leadership as mentors;
Support the partnership-building process, creating formal agreements with corporate partners that include mutually identified goals, mentor targets, funding agreements and communication plans;
Develop the infrastructure and procedures for measuring, managing and ensuring partner satisfaction and retention;
Create and expand alliances in the for-profit, government, and non-profit sectors to expand Spark’s portfolio of sustainable partnerships for student work-based placements and for strategic program growth;
Elevate corporate partner experience by educating the team about each partner’s corporate culture, working environment and giving policies and philosophies;
Support the mentor-student matching process by providing insight around mentors’ personalities, interests and previous mentorship experience to program team members;
Maintain regular communication with mentors and corporate liaisons to ensure high-quality volunteer experiences, provide coaching as needed, and document support and coaching efforts in Spark’s database;
Support external communication about mentor recruitment in media outlets, organizational newsletters, websites, and blogs;
Ensure Spark compliance steps for all volunteers including management of background checks, approving workplace locations, and other Spark policies;
Support and lead partners to manage “Share Your Spark” and “Discovery Night,” the culminating celebration events of each Spark session at each school or corporate partner site.
TELL US WHY YOU ARE PERFECT FOR THIS JOB
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Account Manager, Los Angeles” as well as your name in the subject line.