Partnerships Manager

National Center For Construction Education & Research
Job Description
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1) Identify, qualify, and obtain potential partnerships and branding opportunities 

  • Maintain knowledge of NCCER’s mission, priorities, and positions 
  • Identify future partnership / alliance opportunities that meet NCCER goals and objectives 
  • In cooperation with the HR & Compliance department, assist in formalizing and tracking Partnership agreements/MOUs with partners 
  • Maintain accurate and consistent documentation of partnerships and relationships of strategic value 
  • Strategically build relationships within the construction and education communities and attend appropriate related events and meetings 
  • Engage key NCCER leaders (Board of Trustees, Leadership Team and Committees) and influencers, leveraging NCCER expertise, and incorporate partner interest/presence in NCCER events. 
  • Manage and oversee fulfillment of partner agreement requirements and expectations across departments 
  • Coordinate activities that will impact partnership support directly and in collaboration with other departments, including Customer Service, Marketing, Product Development and Accounting 

2) Develop opportunities, and participate in the creation of innovative programs to meet the needs of all NCCER stakeholders (industry, education, association, etc.)

  • Assist in identifying and developing corporate growth, implementation strategies and product placement 
  • Assist in the development of goals and strategies for stakeholder relationships 
  • Provide weekly updates to include tracking of outreach efforts, input, and requirements in Salesforce including meeting notes and tasks  
  • In collaboration with Marketing team, create customizable templates and maintain a library of supporting documents to facilitate expedited response time for custom proposals and presentations by company 
  • Provide support in drafting proposals and reports, and support programs by managing the tracking of deadlines, deliverables, and other requirements

3) Assist in the management, recruitment, and coordination of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for various NCCER projects and committees 

  • Coordinate with cross department teams to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules
  • Meet with NCCER department team members to identify and resolve issues 
  • Submit project deliverables and ensure that they adhere to quality standards 
  • Prepare status reports by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information 
  • Coordinate the development of an SME tracking system to ensure timely and accurate information 
  • Conduct post project evaluation and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements 

4) Demonstrate effective project management and leadership skills 

  • Prioritize tasks that align with department goals
  • Efficiently manage timelines and oversee projects to successful completion 
  • Ability to define problems, collect and organize statistical and anecdotal data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and develop sound recommendations

5) Other duties as assigned.

  • Associates degree or higher or 5 years’ work experience in a related occupation  
  • Candidates with fundraising and/or partnership program development experience preferred 
  • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills  
  • Dependable in performance and attendance  
  • Able to maintain high levels of confidentiality, credibility, and professionalism  
  • Ability to travel 
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of executives, management and staff is essential  
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to think strategically to achieve goals
  • Must be a good communicator, able to establish relationships quickly, form strong partnerships, and develop collaborative relationships within a highly diverse group of stakeholders  

Computer Skills Required 

High proficiency with Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, database-related software applications, and other office equipment required. 

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