Partnerships Manager

Application deadline:
November 21, 2022

**This is a permanently remote, full-time, salaried position.**

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Who We Are

Art With Impact is a nonprofit that promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. We partner with colleges and universities to offer students arts-based workshops designed to raise awareness about mental health, increase empathy throughout campus communities, and connect students with relevant and useful resources to support their wellness.

Job Overview

We are hiring a Partnerships Manager to book Art With Impact’s arts-based mental health workshops at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The Partnerships Manager will manage our booking process from end to end, including finding the right person to speak with at a potential school, finding that person’s preferred communication tool (video, email, webinar), compellingly articulating how our stigma-reduction work supports the specific mental health needs of their office or department, keeping track of the booked workshop’s impact and outcomes, and building on success to seamlessly maintain a positive working relationship with each organizer for years to come.

Who You Are

You love finding and building connections with people. Where some people might get bored talking about the same organization and programs every day, you love the challenge of truly connecting with each person you encounter in order to create long-term partnerships that benefit everyone. On top of your natural extroversion, you are happiest when you’re doing work you truly believe in. Facilitating the wide adoption of arts-based wellness initiatives to help young people with their mental health sounds like the job you were destined for. 

Another unique and wonderful thing about you is that, in addition to all this emotional and personal intelligence, you are almost scarily organized and efficient. You’ve been known to geek out at social events about project management, CRM, and the other amazing software tools out there these days. You love tracking your progress, testing theories, and making sure you’re investing your time well. And don’t even get you started on the beauty of automation! You can’t wait to unleash all the clever tech hacks you’ve found to reduce busy work so you’re freed up to come up with new and even better strategies to reach more young people with our powerful programs.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Maintain lead lists: research, identify, and compile lists of prospects at colleges and universities across the United States.
  • Conduct campaigns: create and implement mass email outreach campaigns that target specific offices and groups, such as Counseling Centers, Diversity and Inclusion Offices, Disability Services, Athletics Departments, Student Government Associations, and more.
  • Manage sales pipeline: engage in ongoing communication, including back-and-forth email exchanges and one-on-one / group calls that bring potential campus partners to the point of booking workshops with us.
  • Ensure retention: maintain organizational ties with previous partners via regular check-ins, with the goal of generating new workshop bookings and additional collaborations with other departments.
  • Scale growth: develop strategic partnerships and growth initiatives with relevant associations, conferences, and nation-wide organizations to increase AWI’s workshop one-to-many bookings.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in sales, business development, or community outreach—including proven success with cold calling and / or bulk email outreach to meet revenue goals in a fast moving nonprofit or corporate environment.
  • A track record of successfully conducting mass outreach via outbound automation email tools (we use PersistIQ and Yet Another Mail Merge) and tracking those relationships via CRMs (we use Insightly).
  • Excellent oral communication skills speaking about specialized topics, and strong writing skills, including the ability to proofread and edit your own work.
  • A familiarity with common organizational structures within higher education institutions (i.e., departments and offices) and how to find decision makers.
  • Lived and / or professional experience with mental illness and / or maintaining mental wellness, and a deep belief in the power of art to destigmatize mental illness for young people.

Additional Information

We value an inclusive work culture with a diversity of students and stakeholders, and therefore are looking for applicants who can reflect some of the identities of those we serve. People of color, people with disabilities, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+, and immigrants to the United States are encouraged to apply.

We are a scrappy, innovative, results-driven organization, and we’re looking for someone who is able to manage their time and tasks well while working virtually.

You will work from home with weekly video meetings with the Executive Director and other team members, as needed. When it’s prudent, occasional travel will be required for our annual in-person retreat, our Voices With Impact film premiere in Los Angeles, as well as conferences and other gatherings to meet with potential partners.

This is a full-time position beginning on January 4, 2023. (Start date is somewhat flexible.)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $60,000 – $65,000 / year. In addition, we offer the following benefits and perks:

💻 Remote Team – We are a distributed team living across the U.S. and Canada, so you get to change the world from the comfort of your own home (jammies all day FTW!), neighborhood coffee shop, or co-working space.

🌴 Paid Time Off – 8 paid holidays + PTO for all team members the last two weeks of the year + 2 additional PTO weeks of your choice

✍ Office Stipends

  • $75 / month toward cell phone and / or other work-from-home related expenses.
  • $500 / year to deck out and set up equipment for your remote working space

🚑 Healthcare Reimbursements – We reimburse the federal maximum for all healthcare costs, currently $454.16. (Full-time employees only)

💰 401k Retirement Accounts – For all part-time and full-time employees.

✈️ Annual Retreats – Optional, paid retreats to bring our community together

🎓 Continued Education: Art With Impact values the skills and knowledge that each team member brings to the table, and we are committed to helping employees continue to grow and learn as they work with us. We encourage employees to flag opportunities for further training or education and bring those opportunities to their manager and / or the Executive Director, as applicable.

How to Apply


To apply, please record a 60-second video* of you talking about what you see as one of the most critical mental health challenges facing college and university students today. Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo, as an unlisted or public video.

*This role requires being able to hold conversations surrounding mental health through daily and video calls with potential workshop hosts. Your video submission will help us get a sense of how you speak to these topics. If you have accessibility concerns and would like to apply, please email us and we will work with you to arrive at a solution.

Note: If your video’s settings are set to “Private,” please be sure to give us a password to access it. Applications with private / un-viewable videos will not be considered.

Resume & Cover Letter

Please address your cover letter to Cary McQueen, Executive Director. Combine your resume and cover letter into one PDF titled “[Your Name] Partnerships Manager Application November 2022”. 


To apply, submit your PDF cover letter and resume, as well as a link to your 60-second video at this link by 11:59pm Pacific time on Monday, November 21, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you’re unable to use a Google account to access this form, please send your materials to [email protected] with the title “Partnerships Manager – [Your Name]” instead; otherwise, please do not send your application materials via email. 

Candidates with whom we would like to continue the conversation will be invited to complete a written interview and go through up to two interview rounds with members of our team. Candidates in final consideration will be asked to provide references. All applicants will be contacted by the end of January 2023 regardless of status. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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