Community Partnerships Director

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Community Partnerships Director




The Community Partnerships Director is a pivotal role at the heart of the Story Tapestries’ Community. You will oversee the majority of community based partner relationships and out of school time programs including designing, coordinating, and supporting the documentation of programs; building new community partnerships and sustaining current ones; and helping to set strategic programmatic partnership goals. You will be responsible for collaborating with other Program Directors and the Operations Director to support the flow of all programs for the organization.

African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) individuals are encouraged to apply.

To apply:
Apply with a cover letter indicating job title and a statement of interest, 2 different samples of writing (one program marketing, one formal email), a current resume, and three pertinent references. Email your application to

Duties include:

  • Collaborates with the CEO, CDO, Operations Director and Program Directors to create the strategic outlook on the development growth for the company
  • Works with the other Program Directors to research, design, plan and execute community based and workforce development programs that support our partners’ ability to build/execute programs that provide access to the arts as a tool 
  • Seeks out and builds collaborative relationships between ST and program partners, including but not limited to:Making cold calls, sending out marketing material, attending meetings
  • Supports Family Programs that are connected to the School-Based Sites as needed
  • Primary contact for coordinating performances and programs with current and new collaborators connected to specific partnerships during out of school time hours and any out of town school partners:
    • Communicates with existing and potential collaborators
    • Sets up program budgets and writes contracts
    • Identifies artists
    • Schedules dates
    • Supports the Operations Director’s ability to send invoices and finalize contracts
  • Primary contact and oversight for: 
    • All Digital Equity and Amplify US! programs (ex: Digital Solutions that Bridge the Divide)
      • Communicates with existing and potential collaborators
      • Sets up program budgets and writes contracts
      • Identifies and contracts artists
      • Coordinates with the Operations Director for invoicing
      • Schedules programming
  • DEI oversight for the organization including:
    • Working with the CEO, staff and Board on executing the Racial Equity Strategic Action Plan
    • Working with teaching artists and staff to update language and design of support materials (print and digital) to be equitable and inclusive
    • Share best practices and strategies that support the education of the staff on DEI
    • Monitor accessibility and inclusion approaches for all programs
  • Manages the internal programming and public calendars
    • Informs the community about potential funding opportunities when available and invites them to attend public events
  • Supports CEO, CDO and Operations Director with:
    • Program language for reports, blogs and thank you letters to all donors, foundations and program partners
    • Quotes/testimonials for letters requesting support during annual fundraising campaign
    • Collaborates on and contributes to material for larger marketing publications
    • Supports the payroll process and identifies when the artists need to get paid
    • Communicates contracts and invoices to the Operations Director on an ongoing basis
  • Co-Manages the network of teaching artists including training, scheduling, and supporting them
    • attending planning meetings
    • assisting with evaluations
    • identifying and vetting new artists to add to the team
  • Attends informational meetings, webinars and networking events on behalf of ST
  • Attends conferences, showcases, and other events that promote the organization
  • Collaborates with the CDO and CEO to provide written material about the programs being executed or developed for grants or funding requests
  • Supports writing grant and funding request applications as well as coordinates all related efforts with program partners
  • Documents programs in writing and with digital media
  • Supports our database of donors and clients
  • Uses Dropbox, Google Drive and all other digital systems made available for collaborative file sharing
  • Uses a CRM (currentlySalesforce) to document program data and log communications with program partners
  • Manages Volunteers and Interns as applicable

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in administration and management
  • 2 of more years experience in community programs and partnership
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, including in person, over the phone and via digital mediums
  • Diplomatic, patient and calm in stressful situations
  • Understanding the importance of working in an open, collaborative, multicultural, high-integrity office
  • Comfortable working in a remote office environment
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Creative problem solver
  • Innovative and big picture thinker
  • Capable of receiving feedback from partners and colleagues
  • Confident and comfortable speaking in front of others
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, Social Media, CRMs (Salesforce preferred), Adobe, and the Google suite of tools
  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is required due to rules set forth by Story Tapestries’ program partners; requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis consistent with applicable law and regulations
  • Flexibility as it pertains to hours; Story Tapestries does have occasional evening and weekend events (at least once/month) where the organization needs staff support

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: Full Time
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree