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VP, Strategic Partnerships

$190k – $250k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Catchafire’s Strategic Partnerships team is the key revenue driver of the company and supports Catchafire’s mission by accelerating the adoption of Catchafire by grantmaking foundations, philanthropic institutions, companies and, ultimately, professionals and nonprofits.

We generate opportunities via thought leadership and key relationships. The essence of your role will be to forge new business partnerships and shepherd our high quality leads all the way to close. This includes developing sophisticated and effective proposals, managing a robust pipeline, cultivating relationships, and effectively communicating the value of Catchafire to strategic stakeholders in complex organizations.

Your success in this role will require you to operate effectively as a stellar enterprise sales person and an extraordinary problem solver, project manager, and team player.

-Lead large, complex deals from start to finish
-Efficiently and effectively create and cultivate leads that translate into qualified opportunities
-Shepherd qualified leads to close by selling strategically through a complex organization
-Develop the arc of the sale and seamlessly lead client stakeholders along the way
-Develop pricing, deal structure, proposal, and presentations to drive forward the sale
-Negotiate terms and close
-Mentor and train junior members of the sales team
-Collaborate with the Product, Tech, and Accounts Teams to continually improve the design of our solution and contribute to the setting of Company strategic objectives to best serve our long-term mission
-Strategically cultivate relationships within the foundation sector so that they serve as advocates, ambassadors and connectors for us
-Conceive of and lead innovative and compelling convenings of foundation leaders (i.e. a Summit, monthly dinners, etc) where Catchafire is a thought leader on capacity building and civic engagement
-Translate industry knowledge and a keen understanding of sector challenges into opportunities and strategic new initiatives for Catchafire
-Be an active leader at the company-wide level, sharing insights and learnings and helping to shape our offering to meet the philanthropic and nonprofit sector's needs

Partnership builder: You have demonstrated ability to create demand and sustain relationships for a visionary product or service. You are often regarded as a thought leader.

Manage through relationships: You understand what it takes to get things done in a complex organization with many decision makers, and you are able to motivate different individuals up and down an organization to take action. You can effectively read people to know what is going on in the room in order to calibrate the level of interaction in a variety of scenarios. You see opportunities via relationships; you create a sense of mutual accountability, inspire action, and follow up effectively to ensure momentum.

Entrepreneurial: You maximize the resources around you to chart a path to the goal.

Set and execute a vision: You can see the long-term vision for the program and account based on where Catchafire is headed, and you are able to identify the steps and plan the path to get there. You are often the person that sees opportunities before anyone else, and you bring your team and client along with you because you can visualize the way forward.

Keep many balls in the air: You are efficient and organized. You can take in a range of events at different levels of urgency and importance, formulate responses, and keep progress going on many fronts at once.

Intentional leader: Over the years you have developed an effective and intentional leadership style that is true to your own personality. You are a leader who believes that you are both a teacher and a student. Some may call you a "servant leader," but you know there is much more to it than that. You manage to people’s strengths, and your goal is to help them become the best they can be.

Must Have:

-You have 15+ years of relevant experience and a strong proven track record of closing complex deals and building strategic client relationships
-Commitment, experience or interest in the social good sector
-Demonstrated proficiency in developing and executing a prospecting and outreach strategy
-Experience that establishes an intuitive understanding of how large organizations work and an ability to quickly speak the language of different companies and/or large foundations. Ideally, both
-Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail
-Exceptional presentation and verbal and written communications skills

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "VP, Strategic Partnerships" in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) Please describe a sale or partnership that you led from start to finish that you would describe as “transformative”, “radical”, or otherwise particularly challenging to communicate effectively. Please include an explanation of why you feel that your example fits this criteria.

This position is based in New York City.

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