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Director Corporate Partnerships - Science World

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

15 Month Contract: 4 days/week

Position:         Director Corporate Partnerships

Reports to:     Vice President, Development     

Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEM literacy. Our mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Our values are Curious, Playful, Inclusive, Relevant and Collaborative.

Position Description:

We are seeking a self-starter to grow corporate revenue and engagement in support of Science World’s mission. Through cross-departmental cooperation, this position will create transformational and mutually beneficial relationships between Science World and a wide range of corporate partners to bring maximum value for Science World. The candidate will work collaboratively across the organization to meet short- and long-term goals to assist Science World in delivering and scaling science literacy across the province.

Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Director Corporate Partnerships is an important part of the Development team and is responsible for providing comprehensive support to all of the fundraising activities of Science World. This position requires the ability to foster and develop key relationships with corporate leaders, donors, staff members, volunteers and the wider community.

To meet the revenue goals and provide a comprehensive on-boarding process for this contract position, we wish to provide sufficient overlap with the current Director Corporate Partnerships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit public and private corporations to develop innovative partnership opportunities which will generate financial and/or in-kind support of Science World including sponsorship, employee engagement, event participation, cause-related marketing, promotion, philanthropic giving, etc.
  • Responsible for meeting corporate partnership revenue goals to generate, sustain and increase funds for mission-related purposes
  • Provide leadership and coaching on best practices in corporate partnerships including strategic management and sponsor recognition, setting goals and expectations, supporting high level performance, recognizing success and cultivating a culture of philanthropy
  • Secure new partnership agreements with existing and prospective sponsors leveraging both current and new Science World programs and mission-related activities
  • Effectively collaborate with Director, Donor Development and staff to ensure maximum revenue and implementation of fundraising best practices
  • Mentoring, coaching and championing of Science World staff required to achieve sustained success in growing and optimizing corporate support
  • Drive collaboration, cross-functionally and diplomatically across Science World, to lead the development and on-going stewardship of account strategies on Science World’s key corporate accounts
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of account strategies, mentoring, coaching and championing of Science World staff required to achieve sustained success to grow corporate support
  • Build, develop and manage a diverse corporate prospect pipeline to support all activities and programs
  • Timely execution and management of sponsor cultivation and stewardship activities including proposals, partnership agreements, activations, reporting and pledge materials as required
  • Preparation and maintenance of annual department budget and forecasts as well as tracking, evaluation and timely reporting on the effectiveness of corporate fundraising and activities
  • Promote a culture that is donor-centric, where requests from internal and external stakeholders are responded to with a high degree of urgency, professionalism and accuracy
  • Operate within the philosophy, culture, and values of Science World
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of 8-10 years of proven experience in a nonprofit environment or high relationship-based environment
  • Post-secondary education in Sales, Marketing, Business Management, Fundraising or related discipline
  • Proven corporate development and/or sales experience, particularly a track record of success in cultivating, securing and growing revenue from corporate prospects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills. Must have experience working successfully with senior corporate leaders
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, with proven interpersonal savvy and a keen sense of diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker and proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to successfully guide and execute partnerships in a matrixed reporting environment
  • Strong attention to detail. Resourceful and organized; able to manage competing priorities, complex situations and deadlines
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license with a clean driving record and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is an asset
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate various meetings and events with staff, volunteers and donors

How To Apply

Please apply by Monday, May 25, 2020 via the Science World careers portal:

Please upload a cover letter and a copy of your resume as part of your application

* All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference and police criminal record checks.

We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted *