Senior Director, Institutional Partnerships (Southeast) - Remote

Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 30, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About Resilia


Resilia is a fast growing, venture backed, mission-driven SaaS tech startup with offices in NYC and New Orleans. Resilia’s SaaS-based impact intelligence platform helps nonprofit organizations build capacity and scale programs in a data-driven manner. In parallel, the platform enables funders (foundations, corporations and cities) to measure and scale the impact of their grant deployments.


Resilia is an inclusive and welcoming workplace, and we are proud to offer excellent benefits including unlimited vacation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, a 401k program, and commuter benefits. The company is currently operating remotely until September 2021 and this role is permanently remote; this position will focus on growing our business in the South, especially Texas, Florida and the Carolinas.  Our preference is for this role to be based either in the greater metropolitan regions of Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX.


Resilia has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, PitchBook and VentureBeat, and was recently named a Rising Star of the Forbes Cloud 100. Visit us at to learn more.


Market Opportunity


Every year, foundations and corporations award nearly $100 billion in grant deployments in the US alone. Such deployments play a major role in addressing some of society’s biggest challenges, spanning social justice, pandemic response, environmental protection and everything in between. Yet the impact of this funding remains loosely captured, at worst untraceable. Resilia aims to close the funding deployment-impact tracking loop through a combination of technology, analytics and human capital. 


Our impact intelligence platform enables nonprofits to take a data-driven approach towards building fundraising, programmatic and operational capacity while capturing impact on a real-time basis. It replaces outdated technology and talent scarcity with a one-stop shop for nonprofit needs. This allows nonprofits to focus on serving their causes versus being bogged down with regulatory filings, everyday paperwork, data collection, and communication between grantees and grantors.


At the same time, the platform enables funders (foundations, corporations and cities) to measure the impact of grant deployments across their portfolio in order to drive data-driven funding decisions.


With a first-to-market solution and a team of builders with extensive startup, nonprofit, and corporate experiences, Resilia is well poised to democratize technology in order to solve some of social good sector’s biggest legacy challenges, while re-defining the notion of Nonprofit Tech.


About the Role


Resilia’s Institutional Partnerships team is the key revenue driver for the company and supports our mission by enabling the adoption of the impact intelligence platform by grantmaking foundations, corporations, cities and as an outcome, nonprofits.


The Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships will be a “trailblazer”, experienced at bringing new technology products to the market in a consultative sales capacity, preferably with some experience selling within the social sector (Corporate CSR, Foundation, Nonprofit and/or Government space). You will be responsible for forging new Enterprise partnerships and shepherding relationships all the way to close. This includes prospecting, creating and advancing opportunities, managing a robust pipeline, cultivating relationships, and effectively communicating the value of Resilia to strategic stakeholders in complex organizations.


Reporting to the SVP of Revenue, success in this role will require you to navigate the product-market fit journey while operating effectively as a stellar enterprise sales person and an extraordinary problem solver, project manager, and team player.


What you will do:

  • Lead innovative deals with high-profile clients (foundations, corporations, governments) across the full sales cycle, focusing on clients within this role will focus on growing our business in the South, especially in Texas, Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.
  • Develop the arc of the sale and seamlessly lead client stakeholders along the way
  • Develop pricing, deal structure, proposal, and presentations to drive forward the sale
  • Negotiate terms and close
  • Achieve or exceed quarterly and annual quota, agreed upon in advance. This is entirely a new account acquisition role (New ARR). Existing account expansion is not in scope for the role
  • Develop prospecting plans for territory development
  • Serve as an individual contributor to begin with, gradually scaling into a player-coach role on the sales team
  • Serve as a thought partner to consistently improve Resilia’s product by bringing insights from external conversations back into the company 
  • Work closely with Customer Success to set up new clients for success through effective handoffs and realistic expectation setting
  • Work with Marketing & Revenue Operations to help the broader Revenue organization achieve its collective goals
  • Collaborate with the R&D, Product & Engineering to continually improve the design of our solution to meet Resilia’s strategic objectives 
  • Represent Resilia at conferences and events as a speaker, panelist, or facilitator to improve and build on our thought leadership

 Who you are & what makes you qualified:

  • 8+ years of consultative, relationship driven sales experience (Enterprise SaaS) OR equivalent nonprofit industry experience (especially in institutional giving, fundraising, grantmaking, partnerships, and connected areas)  
  • Solid experience selling products and services that are new to market, or similar trailblazing experience
  • Experience selling to Corporate CSR, Foundations, Nonprofits & Governments, preferably selling six-figure deals; expertise in Texas, Florida and the Carolinas preferred
  • Proven history of consistent overachievement of sales quota & revenue goals
  • Proven ability to consistently develop and manage pipeline and forecasting. Exceptional time and desk management skills.
  • Trailblazer mindset deeply ingrained in being entrepreneurial, self-starter and obsessive problem solver. You do not need a template or script to get your job done.
  • Ability to be scrappy and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Experience that establishes an intuitive understanding of how complex organizations work and an ability to quickly speak the language of different companies and/or large foundations. Ideally, both
  • Strong, clear, and concise writing and presentation skills with the ability to command a room. You are great at thought-partnering with senior leaders at such organizations and can engage the most accomplished intellectuals.
  • Natural ability to build trust and relationships with external stakeholders in an authentic manner
  • Ego-free approach to giving and receiving feedback. You are a lifelong learner and believe in continuous skill development.
  • Spanish-speaking skills are a plus

While we expect to be in a remote sales model for a considerable period of time, travelling for client meetings and conferences is expected to resume once it is safe to do so.


Full benefits and unlimited PTO. Salary commensurate with experience, with potential for equity stake in a fast-growing company.

 Resilia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.