Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships

Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships

New York, NY


As the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, GLAAD is at the forefront of accelerating acceptance to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation that leads to cultural change. For over 30 years, GLAAD has been a dynamic media force rewriting the script for LGBTQ acceptance. Our work tackles tough issues that shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. 

GLAAD operates with support from foundations, corporations and individuals from every corner of the United States. Our highly skilled team of more than 50 staff work out of our Headquarters in New York and an office in Los Angeles, and support our expanded reach through multiple chapters across the country. Over the past several years, GLAAD has achieved rapid and significant growth and currently has an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.

The Opportunity

GLAAD's  Sr. Associate, Strategic Partnerships, based in the New York office, reports to the Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships and is an integral role in managing and cultivating GLAAD’s corporate fundraising partnership pipeline of over $7 Million annually. This role requires availability as needed for events throughout the year on weekends and evenings.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Partnerships

  •  Work with the Strategic Partnership to research, identify and solicit corporate partners for GLAAD’s   programmatic work and fundraising events
  •  Create proposals/decks by researching and cultivating corporate prospects, ranging from $1,500-$150,000
  •  Maintain contact, stewardship and gift information for all corporate partners and prospect
  • Prepare agenda, updates, and presentations for Strategic Partnerships department meetings and maintain weekly status updates
  • Participate in staff, planning and other meetings as needed
  • Update critical notes in Raiser's Edge and other internal stewardship tracking systems
  • Track and strategize on all Commitments Not Yet Received, outstanding invoices and pledge collection process



  • Submit and track requests from Strategic Partnerships Team Spreadsheets (Creative Briefs, Website Briefs, Invoices, Financial updates, etc.)
  • Support Business Development Team in tracking all Sponsor Production Deliverables, (Communications Briefs, Creative Briefs, Website Briefs, Invoices, Financial updates, etc.)
  • Develop event portfolios to identify high-prospect partners
  • Collaborate with Events and Creative team to ensure all marketing and event materials are up to date and reflect accurate partner benefits and deliverables (website, e-blasts, evites, program books, tickets, step and repeat banners, banners, posters, etc.)
  • Update sponsorship benefit handbooks, event reports and other event-related documents upon request



  • Assist Events Management, Activation and Strategic Partnerships teams to track and execute corporate partner deliverables throughout the year
  • On-site event duties including check-in management and others as needed
  • Assist in cultivating and managing volunteer base in NY, SF, LA, and Atlanta for events year-round
  • Maintain and organize event attendee lists, tracking host committee, and corporate partners
  • Other duties as assigned


Candidate Profile | Competencies | Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate should possess the following experience, competencies and personal qualities:

Experience | Education:

  • Required: College degree or equivalent.
  • Required: 2+ years working in direct sales or fundraising capacity. 
  • Required: 3+ years of proven track record working with and cultivating relationships with constituents and/or clients.  
  • Required: Willingness to travel, work alternative work schedules as needed, including nights/weekends a must.
  • Required: Superior organization, communications, analytical and logistics skills. A proven concern for detail, organization, and timely follow through. Tenacious commitment to achievement of fundraising goals.
  • Preferred experience in LGBTQ, social justice, and nonprofit representation of other marginalized communities.

Competencies | Personal qualities

  • Superior project management skills, including managing projects with multiple and competing deadlines and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently, to work under supervision and to work in a team and goal oriented environment.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, donor database software, specifically Raiser’s Edge, and project management software, specifically Basecamp.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor desired.
  • Willingness to pitch in and help with projects across departments.
  • Understanding of history and current issues concerning the representation of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in the media.


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GLAAD Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

GLAAD is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, height and weight, or other personal characteristics as may be protected by applicable law.  

Statement on Diversity:

GLAAD was established with the premise that expanding diversity within the organization enhances the work experience and furthers the understanding of the entire mission that GLAAD is based upon. An atmosphere of civility and mutual respect towards difference is indispensable to the work process and enables the free interchange of ideas that is the basis of a successful organization. These differences may be cultural, ethnic, religious, intellectual, ideological or political. Each of these qualities is integral to the identity we form as individuals, and all are essential to creating a vibrant workforce here at GLAAD comprised of individuals with unique perspectives and backgrounds. GLAAD has committed itself to a workforce of inclusion, respect for difference, and fairness, and guarantees the same rights to all its employees to ensure the fullest degree of success within the organization.