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Please view our current openings below:

Senior Development Manager of Partnerships & Major Gifts

The Senior Development Manager of Partnerships & Major Gifts will be a key player in ensuring
Athlete Ally’s partnerships advance equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports
regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The salary range for this
position is $85,000 – $100,000 (commensurate with experience) and reports to the Director of


Corporate Partnerships (80%)
Serve as the liaison between corporate partners and Athlete Ally’s Executive Director,
Development Director, and Program Staff to deliver excellent operational outcomes and strong
partnerships that meet the needs of both the corporate partner and Athlete Ally.

Lead the implementation of the action plan for corporate projects; oversee and coordinate
multiple events for each partnership (virtual, hybrid, and in-person).

Utilize Salesforce to record partnership data, including all events and attendee information,
grants and communications.

Document details of calls, meetings, and conversations with corporate partners and assist with
contract negotiations and the drafting of partnership agreements that achieve programmatic

Collect and maintain metrics, quotes, photos, and marketing collateral to highlight corporate
partnerships and events in the Annual Report and Quarterly Newsletters.

Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and employees at corporate partner
companies. Serve as the first point of contact for corporate partners.

Support the Executive Director, Development Director, and Program Staff to identify, qualify,
cultivate, and steward new corporate partners.

Facilitate all communication and scheduling between Athlete Ally and corporate leads; schedule
and lead beginning-of-year planning meetings, regular check-ins, and end-of-year debrief
meetings, as well as other planning meetings that might arise.

Provide responsive and effective customer service to corporate partners and follow up with all
parties in a timely manner. Prepare for and facilitate partner meetings. Own the agenda and
moves-management tracking, and provide accountability for deadlines and tasks delegated to
Executive Director, Development Director, and Program Staff.

Major Donors (10%)

Responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with major donors currently
giving, or with the capacity to give, at the $25,000+ level.

Lead prospect research and the development of effective solicitation strategies as well as
stewarding donors throughout the major giving process.

Collaborate with Athlete Ally’s board of directors and programmatic staff to coordinate and
execute long-term fundraising initiatives.

Foundations (10%)

Manage all aspects of foundations writing for grants, letters of inquiry, and follow up reporting.
Obtain and organize data necessary for proposal writing and reporting.

Support the Director of Development with researching new foundation prospects, including
pipeline management, identifying, qualifying, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of

About Athlete Ally
Athlete Ally believes sport will change the world when it welcomes and empowers all people. As a leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, Athlete Ally works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQI+ people in sport. We educate individuals and institutions to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQI+ people and how they can build an inclusive culture within their athletic communities. We work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents. We incubate athlete activism to advance LGBTQI+ equality in and through sport.

Athlete Ally is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, military status, religion, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.

We also recognize that oppression disproportionately affects the most marginalized in society, and we are committed to building an inclusive environment for all. We especially welcome and encourage applications from people of color, indigenous people, transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people, and people with disabilities to apply.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to