Job Opportunity: Program and Partner Engagement Manager, San Diego Social Venture Partners

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

If you really want to make a difference in the nonprofit and philanthropic world, consider applying to San Diego Social Venture Partners (SDSVP). For 20+ years Social Venture Partner chapters around the world have been at the forefront of cutting-edge philanthropy. We are seeking a super star who can motivate, build consensus and lead collaboratively with a proven track record of achieving results through influence and communication. You will have a fantastic learning experience as you work side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-level business executives who are helping nonprofits become more effective and sustainable; and finding meaningful ways to connect with their community.

As the Program and Partner Engagement Manger you will join a very small and dynamic team to lead our programs and member engagement. Reporting to the Executive Director, you’ll design and deliver powerful programs that enhance the organizational capacity and effectiveness of local nonprofits by leveraging the expertise and enthusiastic commitment of our partners, helping them become more effective philanthropists and agents for change for San Diego's most significant challenges. The Program and Partner Engagement Manger will also create, implement, and refine essential systems to maximize the impact of the organization.


Programs: 60%

  • Ensure that the design and implementation of our key programs to support nonprofit organizational capacity and the development of effective philanthropists are highly impactful, constantly improving and adapting to changing needs of the organization and our community.
  • Execute key program delivery functions including event logistics, communication, budgeting, impact measurement, and quality customer service.
  • Develop and maintain high quality relationships with non-profits and member Partners served by SDSVP.
  • Provide analytical support to SDSVP's ED and board of directors.

Member Engagement: 20%

  • Inspire and support member Partners to engage deeply in SVP activities.
  • Lead collaboratively.
  • Uphold SDSVP’s values and mission during all interactions with member Partners.
  • Support Executive Director to recruit new members.

Communications: 10%

  • Tell our stories of impact. Develop copy to be used in communications including our website, newsletters, annual report, and press releases. Capture stories and impact through research, interviews, photos and video of SDSVP events and work.
  • Identify opportunities for communicating SDSVP’s mission, activities and successes.

Operations: 10%

  • Ensure that operational SOPs and procedures remain up to date, relevant and in-use.
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems and policies with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
  • Basic administrative work to support overall function of the very small staff team.

Other duties as necessary.


San Diego Social Venture Partners is a values-driven organization so how a member of our team achieves results is important. The following are essential:

  • Community – Believes in the importance of authentic and strong relationships with our member Partners and the greater community
  • Continuous learning – full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging, and is never done adding to their knowledge and perspective
  • Trustworthy - Can be relied upon to respect the interests of others
  • Personal accountability – Backs up words with action, finishes what they start
  • Excellence – Inspires themselves and others to stretch. Act with integrity and produce high quality work
  • Collaborative - Balances assertiveness and cooperation to achieve WIN-WIN solutions
  • Passion for community involvement, engaged philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.
  • Willingness and aptitude to “roll up the sleeves” and work at a level of detail appropriate to the current size of the organization as well as the ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
  • Ability to motivate, build consensus and lead collaboratively with a proven track record of achieving results through influence and communication; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team.
  • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is seen as a team player and is cooperative.
  • Strong relationship management, communication and project management skills.
  • Excellent at planning, prioritizing and organizing. Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to reach a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently, knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited direction.
  • Has a sense of humor.
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience required.
  • Undergraduate degree required; MPA, MA, MBA or similar experience preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by meetings and special events.
  • Advanced proficiency with computers including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Dropbox; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • Salary range between $55,000 -65,000 annually.
  • Benefits available: health insurance, professional development opportunities, vacation package, some remote work negotiable.
  • Opportunity for broad and impactful work experience in a social impact organization.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Potential to represent the organization in community forums.

Occasional work after business hours and ability to travel to local off-site venues for meetings and events is required.


Please submit the following materials electronically to Executive Director, Sierra Visher Kroha, [email protected]

  • A one-page cover letter
  • A resume
  • Your salary requirements

SDSVP is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state laws.

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