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Director of Strategic Partnerships

PKD Foundation
Job Description
Posted 01/28/19 
Due to growth in the Foundation, the position of Director of Strategic Partnerships is open.

Primary Function:
  1. Responsible for: cultivating and maintaining relationships among corporate and industry partners, foundations, and other relevant organizations; identifying and developing opportunities to collaborate with external partners in order to amplify the ability of the foundation to fulfill its mission.  
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Partnership Management
  1. Gather insights and quickly understand the unmet need(s) of potential partners.
  2. Develop and maintain external partnerships with corporate and industry partners. Proactively drive awareness of and engagement with Foundation programs.
  3. Work with internal stakeholders to develop and operationalize strategic partnership activities and initiatives. Serve as the primary point of contact between external and internal partners.
  4. Define, track, and report out on metrics to internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Ensure partner satisfaction.
Strategy Development and Execution
  1. Meet or exceed annual revenue goals.
  2. Regularly monitor industry trends, conduct competitive analysis, and evaluate the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.
  3. Incorporate partner feedback into Foundation programs as part of a continuous improvement and to support future program offerings.
  4. Oversee development of internal and external materials around partner strategy including communications to board members, staff, and external audiences.
  5. Work closely with the Director of Government Affairs to ensure consistent messaging with Pharma and biotech companies developing PKD therapies.
  6. Work closely with Director of Community Engagement and Sr. Director of Community Fundraising to obtain funding for Foundation initiatives. Develop, submit, and monitor grant funding requests.
  7. Responsible for regularly tracking and reporting on revenue performance and monitoring the expense budget for areas of responsibility.
  8. Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of constituents.
  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Five to eight years of progressive experience and responsibility and achievement in program               development and relationship management.
  3. Experience in training and development or adult learning preferred.
  4. Experience in healthcare, life sciences or related field preferred; experience in non-profit                preferred.
  5. Working knowledge of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support preferred.
  1. Must have excellent communication (verbal, written) and presentation skills.
  2. Strong planning and analysis skills with a bias towards action.
  3. Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work in a team environment.
  4. Be self-motivated and punctual.
  5. Adherence to the highest degree of ethical behavior and professionalism.
Technical Skills:
  1. Excellent technology skills
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
PKD Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PKD Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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