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  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • $110,000-135,000 USD
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The Senior Director of New Site Development is responsible for prospecting and launching our partner cities as a key component of our reimagined Alliance Community, ensuring our community becomes a powerful force for change in those partner cities.

Our Alliance is a “by us, for us” practitioners’ community which brings together the most inspiring

youth-supporting organizations and grounds our work together in the spirit of radical support among leaders and organizations. Ultimately, this community exists to (1) strengthen our individual organizations, (2) launch new collaborations, and (3) form powerful coalitions in pursuit of systemic change. We grow our community by recruiting (1) national nonprofits working in multiple communities across the country and (2) by establishing “Partner Cities,” where we enroll concentrations of local more proximate organizations that have not historically had the same access to national networks and supports, allowing us to impact outcomes in local communities, where the most impactful change often happen.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, this position will require a significant amount of domestic travel and is an exciting entrepreneurial opportunity to be responsible for launching multiple partner cities, building off of the strong momentum in multiple cities currently.

In its 25th year, America’s Promise Alliance is at a pivotal and exciting stage in its evolution, launching a comprehensive next chapter and new strategy. This position plays a critical role in the development and success of that strategy. Learn more about our reimagined Alliance community, our 2022-2026 strategic plan, and our collective action work.



Partner City Prospecting

Help inform APA’s strategy for the pace, balance, and process for launching new partner cities
Conduct landscape analysis & research to identify viable and best fit partner cities
Set and create plans to achieve annual goals for partner city prospecting and launch
In each partner city, ensure we reach the member recruitment, fundraising, and strategic goals necessary for a successful launch
New Member Recruitment

Create a landscape analysis of local organizations in each partner city build a recruitment pipeline, ensuring balance across our issue areas
Conduct 1:1 recruitment meetings with prospective organizations
Recruit at least 15 organizations to join in Year 1 of launch
Build a pipeline that can scale to 40+ organizations at maturity

In close coordination with the APA fundraising, finance, and leadership teams:

Develop a deep understanding of revenue potential in each APA Partner City by conducting local funding landscape analysis
Lead outreach to local funders in each partner city
Raise a $250K seed fund and secure multiple years of sponsorship for member organizations from local funders
Support the reporting to and stewardship of funders
Partnership Development

Understand the landscape of intermediary, collective action, and capacity building organizations in each city
Build strategic relationships with these organizations and understand the unique role APA can play in the local landscape
Build partnerships and strategic relationships with key institutions in each partner city (school district, Mayor’s office, higher education, employers)
Launch Preparation

Once initial members are recruited and the seed capital for launch is secured:

In coordination with the Talent & Culture team, prospect for the local Executive Director
Ensure a successful handoff to the APA teams responsible for onboarding, programming, and collective action work.

8+ years leadership experience in education, youth-development, postsecondary, and/or workforce organizations.
Effective fundraising
Strategic partnership development
External relations
New site development experience a plus
Required Competencies

Effective relationship and partnership development outside of the organization
Ability to understand multiple local contexts, build trusting and collaborative relationships with local stakeholders, and tailor strategy to meet local needs and opportunities.
Accountability to outcomes
Ability to adapt and persist through challenges
Ability to thrive and be effective in an entrepreneurial, startup, and rapidly growing/evolving environments.Building positive organizational culture
Leading with a DEI lens
Location, Compensation, & Benefits

APA’s team is searching for the best talent regardless of location, as such please note that APA’s team is largely remote, and location is flexible within the United States.
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience with a range of $110,000-135,000 annually.
America’s Promise Alliance offers a generous benefits package that extends beyond health care coverage to help provide team members with a work-life balance that includes professional development, retirement savings, self-managed vacation, and more.
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