Manager, Corporate & Strategic Partnerships

Job Description

Position Title: Manager, Corporate & Strategic Partnerships 
Status: Full Time
Location: New York, NY – Washington, DC – Remote


The Corporate & Strategic Partnerships Manager will work as a close collaborator with Active Minds’ Senior Director of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships to nurture, grow, and evolve our corporate and strategic partner portfolios.

This role will serve as a corporate relationship manager and project manager, able to effectively communicate with corporate stakeholders and internal colleagues, and successfully manage project execution – helping to strengthen relationships with partners and achieve operational excellence across partnerships. This position will also reinforce the organization’s culture and Antiracism and Inclusion efforts by helping to assess potential funders for partnership alignment.

The Corporate & Strategic Partnerships Manager reports to the Senior Director of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships, and will also closely collaborate with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and other staff across the Program and Marketing & Communications (MarComms) teams.


Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization mobilizing young adults to change the culture around mental health. Through our presence in more than 1,000 high schools and colleges, communities, and workplaces, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother, Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. We approach our work with a racial equity lens and are committed to the continued process of being and becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive organization. Through our many programs, we are changing social norms and behaviors related to mental health across the country.


Partner Relationship Management & Project Management (70%)

  • Steward and nurture a portfolio of corporate partners ranging from $25,000 – $100,000 that support the mission and values of Active Minds, including our antiracism and inclusion (ARI) commitments.
  • Support the Senior Director’s portfolio of $100,000 – $500,000 corporate partners as needed, as well as occasional support of the CDO and Executive Director’s partners.
  • Manage the project execution for organizational corporate partnerships, including the
    coordination of internal and external check-in meetings and tracking of partnership deliverables.
  • Work closely with the Program and MarComms teams to create partnership briefs, and
    coordinate a cross-departmental work plan to ensure the timely and successful execution of
  • Initiate written updates and reports for key partners, working closely with the Program team to present both quantifiable and qualitative results.
  • Identify gaps in our partnerships workflow and help drive efficiencies and improvements,
    working with Program, Operations and MarComms teams to design and implement new
  • Organize partner site visits and virtual conversations in conjunction with Leadership Team
  • Partner with Development Operations to ensure that partnership data is accurately collected and managed in Salesforce.

New Partner Acquisition (20%)

  • Support the Senior Director in drafting and executing partnership agreements, working closely with our legal counsel and external partners to review, revise, and align on contract terms.
  • Support the Senior Director to conceive, write, and edit fundraising proposals, and other written materials to support corporate giving and strategic partnership efforts as needed.
  • Generate new corporate leads by researching and identifying ideal partners for Active Minds.

Additional Responsibilities (10%)

  • Nurture broad-based ($2,500 – $24,999) corporate support
  • Support any early pilots in workplace giving as part of a more robust program, to complement our corporate partnership efforts.
  • Participate fully in Active Minds’ Anti-Racism and Inclusion efforts, including participating in internal committees and continuing personal growth and knowledge gaining.
  • Manage departmental intern.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Passion for collaborative partner engagement and stewardship with companies committed to our movement of changing the culture around mental health for young adults nationwide.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to lead meetings and provide clear written correspondence.
  • Strong relationship building and customer service skills, with the ability to set expectations and ensure ongoing information exchange with all stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks, with acute attention to detail.
  • Takes ownership and initiative, and also works well in a cross-cultural environment with the ability to collaborate with different personalities and work styles.
  • Belief that equity and social justice are important and driven to hear, reflect, and act on this belief.



  • 4-6 years of related experience in a nonprofit development environment, corporate partnerships, project management, social impact, or a high level of transferable experience.
  • Fully digital literate, including Microsoft & Google products, and online meeting tools.
  • Experience with Salesforce and other databases is a plus.



This position offers an initial salary range of $65,000 – $70,000 along with robust benefits. The starting pay for this position is equal to others at the same level throughout the organization. Candidates whose experience meets both the minimum and preferred qualifications may be considered for a starting salary that exceeds the current amount. The role sits within Active Minds Level 3B salary band, and as such, has the potential to grow to $92,000 over time. FLSA Status: Exempt.

Active Minds has an industry-leading and competitive benefits package that includes Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Company Wide Mental Health Days, 401(k) Matching, HSA and FSA Options, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Fully Paid Parental Leave, Wellness Reimbursement Program, and Professional Development Stipends.



Active Minds is a place where every employee matters. We value diverse perspectives, radical  authenticity, and a community-driven approach. We dream big, offering flexibility to staff while we work to achieve our mission. As such, we are proud to offer competitive salaries and benefits and an environment that is friendly to remote working and life/work balance.

Active Minds is an equal opportunity employer that works to advance racial equity and social justice in an increasingly multicultural and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background, intersectional identities, and lived experiences. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities. Active Minds encourages all to apply for our open positions as we depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume through this application form.

Active Minds is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Active Minds thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.