VP, Partnerships & Community

Our Vision:

NationSwell is a one-of-a-kind executive membership and advisory firm for mission-driven leaders. Our Institutional Membership (IM) is an invitation-only program for leading companies, philanthropies, and investment firms. It is designed to help leaders advance their work in social impact, sustainability, philanthropy, and purpose-driven culture. The NationSwell Studio works with leaders in the impact space to create transformative social impact strategies, provide in-depth research and insights, engage key audiences, and more.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic business development difference-maker and CSR / Social impact professional with a strong senior-level presence, a passion for servicing leaders and fostering connection and community, and a business development track record to lead the growth and impact of the corporate segments of our Institutional Member community. 

The Opportunity:

The VP, Partnerships & Community will act as a senior-level contributor to grow the Institutional Membership practice and help refine the content and programming for leaders at the most influential and ambitious companies. Fundamental to your success will be understanding the true needs of Social Impact leaders at large companies, providing high value thought-partnership and support, tapping your existing network, and building new relationships.  

The annual salary for this position is $135,000-$160,000 base plus uncapped commission.

Key Responsibilities:

Grow Membership Practice (50%)

  • Build and nurture a sales pipeline and prospect lists for IM, leveraging Impact Partnership Manager for outbound motion – and successfully grow our IMs.
  • Develop and lead execution of a clear strategy for growing our membership through direct outreach, marketing, events and insights.
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, partners and clients in our key segments 

Executive-level servicing for IMs & Contribute to IM Management Team, Content, and Programming (50%)

  • Provide strategic leadership and executive sponsorship across accounts and portfolios to help account leads provide value, delight, drive renewal, and cross-sell. 
  • Coach and act as a thought partner with our Account Leads to deepen relationships and create impact across the portfolio.
  • Represent NationSwell: Facilitate NationSwell experiences and act as ambassador at external conferences and events as necessary.
  • Serve as a thought partner to Chief Experience Officer and other Practice Leads in the design and evolution of the IM program (events, insights, communications, new service offerings etc.).
  • Work closely with our Insights and Events teams to suggest research products and reports, roundtables, and other virtual and in-person events that will provide the most value to our Foundation and Nonprofit members.

Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience working in business development within the corporate services or social impact space
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new partnerships, meet revenue targets, and drive business development
  • Relevant knowledge of Corporate Social Impact/ CSR levers, networks, leaders and frameworks
  • Account management and/or consulting experience 
  • Experience developing go-to-market strategies
  • Strong business acumen, creative mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
  • Ability to thrive on fast-moving, mission-driven teams
  • Align with our values of service, impact and collaboration

Location: Remote (within the United States)

How to Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter clearly articulating your relevant experience and interest in the role. 

Candidates can be based anywhere in the United States. There is an expectation that this person will travel on a monthly basis.

We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how your expertise can contribute to NationSwell’s mission.

Benefits

We know that having a positive team culture is essential to achieving our goals, so we put time and effort into making NationSwell an encouraging, energizing, and exciting place to work. We are proud to be a certified B Corp. Here are just a few of the ways we celebrate our staff and culture at NationSwell.

  • Health and Wellness: Health, dental, and vision insurance, an EAP, HSA, FSA, and a gym membership subsidy for you + your family
  • Work-Life Balance: Unlimited paid time off and flexible schedules to encourage your work-life balance
  • Giving Back: Paid time off for employees to volunteer for causes that matter to them and internal moments to celebrate it
  • Transit: A fully-covered Citi Bike membership and pre-tax transit benefits to help you get to where you’re going
  • Net Purpose + Culture Index: Measure of our employee’s sense of purpose and engagement with our Mission
  • Your Savings: Employees are offered a 401k account, and we match a portion of each contribution

NationSwell is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a workforce that celebrates diversity and equity and believe that inclusivity plays an important role in our decision-making process, both in staffing and in work product.