Partnerships Associate

New York, United States Full-time

The Times Square Alliance seeks a creative, proactive and results-oriented Partnerships Associate to help research, manage and secure philanthropic and sponsorship relationships which support the Alliance’s mission, vision and programs. This includes partnerships and sponsorships for its marquee events and programs, including New Year’s Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Times Square Arts, the Alliance’s public art program. The Partnerships Associate is a key member of the Events and Programming team, dividing time between Events and Public Art and reporting to the Director of Partnerships & New Business Development.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Director of Partnerships in building out a long-term fundraising plan and setting annual fundraising goals for the Alliance’s annual signature events and Times Square Arts’ public art program.
  • Developing support materials and sponsorship decks to communicate upcoming programs and events.
  • Researching and identifying new potential sponsors for all of the Alliance’s programs, annual events and public art program; assisting in cultivation and stewardship efforts.
  • Creating and managing sponsorship calendar for events and grants calendar for public art, ensuring that all deadlines are met; creating accurate narrative and financial reports on grant expenditures.
  • Writing and editing persuasive sponsorship requests and grant proposals; developing program budgets.
  • Coordinating partnerships and activations, including contracts, letters of agreement, acknowledgment letters, and sponsor inclusion on marketing collateral.
  • Managing on-site activations and benefit fulfillment for signature events throughout the year.
  • Maintaining current records in database (Salesforce) and in paper files of sponsorship requests and reports; maintaining accurate sponsor contact information and VIP lists.
  • Attending programs and events as required.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to clearly articulate both Alliance and partner needs.
  • Experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, including employees across all levels and departments; foundation, philanthropic and government grant makers; corporate officers; and agency account executives.
  • Three years of full-time sponsorship, development and/or grant writing experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Flexible and focused demeanor in a demanding work environment and ability to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an eye for detail.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; some evening and weekend hours required as dictated by events, networking opportunities and work flow.