The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a gender
equity advocacy organization, is one of the nation’s leading voices
promoting equity and education for women and girls and empowering
them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a
group of 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful grassroots
network with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local
branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across
the United States.
Summary Description: Reporting to the
Director of Institutional Advancement, the Institutional
Partnerships Manager is a key member of the Corporate and
Foundation Relations team supporting AAUW’s donor relations
efforts. The Manager is responsible for overseeing key departmental
functions encompassing both team operations and new audience
engagement and funder outreach. The Manager will provide project
management support of essential CFR team functions, including
oversight of the team’s moves management processes, grants
management systems, and stewardship, as well as essential audience
engagement functions, including oversight of AAUW’s sponsored
webinar program, corporate event sponsorship solicitations and
AAUW’s Equity Network (non-member audience engagement) program.
CFR Team Operations:
- Oversee CFR team’s moves management processes including
tracking of donor engagement action items for both the Director and
Sr. Director and work with the Advancement Administrator to ensure
timely updates are maintained in the Salesforce database.
- Manage CFR team post-award processes, working with the AAUW
Finance team on gift and pledge processing, coordinating grant
agreement approvals, ensuring grant deliverables are entered into
grants management systems and partnering with the Advancement
Administrator on acknowledgement letters.
- Develop and implement appropriate donor recognition and
stewardship processes including acknowledgement letters, online
donor recognition and branding and communications plans where
- Oversee CFR team’s grants management systems, partnering with
AAUW project leads to track status of grant deliverables and
managing grant reporting processes, in particular the monthly
tracking of grant expenditures towards clean and timely financial
- Maintain CFR team dashboard and metrics tracking, working with
the Advancement Administrator to ensure data hygiene in Salesforce
and Raiser’s Edge systems, accurate revenue metrics, solicitation
tracking and projections, and visit and outreach tracking towards
- Conduct prospect research as needed from new prospect
identification to in-depth funder scans and leadership briefing
New Audience and Funder Engagement:
- Cultivate, solicit and steward a small portfolio of
institutional partners in support of event sponsorship, including
AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
(NCCWSL) and webinar programs at the <$10K range.
- Oversee sponsored webinar program, partnering closely with AAUW
Programs, Fellowships & Grants, STEM and Research & Policy
Advocacy teams on the successful planning and execution of
sponsored webinars, stewarding funder relationships and
expectations, and overseeing event logistics from briefing of
moderators and speakers to day-of event implementation.
- Spearhead the overall growth of new audience engagement,
leveraging institutional partnerships where possible, to build new
support of AAUW among a diverse range of audiences.
- Work with the Director and Sr. Director of Institutional
Advancement to deepen institutional partnerships with AAUW,
including engagement of corporate ERGs, brand promotion and the
long-term development of a corporate council.
- Oversee the development of AAUW’s Equity Network, aimed at
engaging non-member audiences on the most critical and timely
equity issues, with an end-goal of growing non-dues philanthropic
revenue. This would include developing collateral webinars/videos
and associated logistics, online resources and programming.
- Promote AAUW’s culture and values, in particular AAUW’s
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an active
commitment to AAUW’s mission.
- Develop close partnerships with AAUW departments and teams
towards the collaborative implementation of projects.
- Maintain an awareness of current market conditions,
philanthropic trends and other factors that might affect corporate
and foundation funders.
- Other administrative duties as assigned.
- At least 2-4 years of progressive experience in
development—institutional fundraising or engagement experience
preferred—or an equivalent combination of training and relevant
- Attention to detail, significant organizational, and other
project management skills necessary.
- Proven track record supporting the solicitation of
- Excellent writing, presentation, and proposal development
- Experience developing and implementing online events and
- Strong interpersonal skills with diverse audiences—including
individuals, groups, corporate executives, and non-profit
executives and Board members—and the demonstrated ability to solve
problems creatively and tactfully.
- Innovation and flexibility required.
- CRM or other database experience. Prior experience with
- Ability to work with and keep confidential sensitive
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment
to inclusion and equity.
- Clear understanding and commitment to AAUW mission, values,
goals and objectives.
- Knowledge of and strong commitment to generally accepted
fundraising policies, standards, and values, as well as the AFP
Code of Ethics.
Compensation and Location
The salary range for this position is $62,000 to $67,000 and it
is offered along with a competitive benefits package. The position
is based in Washington, DC.
During COVID, this position can be worked remotely with DC, MD,
or VA as the tax withholding state of record. However, when AAUW’s
office re-opens, the position incumbent will be required to work at
AAUW headquarters in Washington, D.C.