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Intern - Strategic Partnerships

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Think Together

1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Santa Ana

AI generated summary

  • Must be at least a rising junior or senior with 2 years of undergraduate coursework, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a passion for strategic partnerships in education, nonprofit, or community service.
  • Research, build profiles, and draft presentations for prospective school district partners. Support onboarding, manage existing partnerships, utilize CRM tool, update competitive analysis, attend meetings, and perform other assigned duties. Gain experience in business development, proposal development, partner management, CRM tools, competitive analysis, and contract review.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategySanta Ana

Description

  • Interns will be placed with a department in Think Together’s headquarters based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and goals. Under the mentorship of designated staff members, interns will work both independently and collaboratively with their departments on projects that support Think Together’s mission and operations. Interns will gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a large nonprofit organization and will develop skills and knowledge related to their academic and professional goals. Interns will also have opportunities to attend regular staff speaker series and professional development sessions.
  • The Strategic Partnerships Intern will assist the Strategic Partnerships team in business development efforts to secure new school district partners for designated regions in Southern California. The Intern will also support program growth and account management of existing school district partnerships to generate incremental partnership revenue for Think Together.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in progress – Candidates must be at least a rising junior or senior in college, having completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for creating and managing partnerships, ideally in education, nonprofit administration, and/or community service.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy

Responsibilities

  • Research prospective school district partners and build partner profiles containing key facts, administrator contact information and funding sources for expanded learning programs.
  • Draft presentation decks for business development efforts with prospective and existing school district partners to offer incremental Think Together programs and services.
  • Support onboarding of new school district partners to include helping coordinate communication efforts both internal and external, ensuring contract deliverables are met and partner has a positive experience with Think Together.
  • Support management of existing school district partnerships, meeting partner needs, identifying opportunities for growth and helping resolve issues as they arise.
  • Utilize customer relationship management (CRM) tool, Salesforce, to ensure an accurate partner contacts database for all prospective and existing school district partners.
  • Update Think Togethers competitive landscape analysis by researching other expanded learning organizations in California to uncover best practices and potential threats.
  • Participate in Strategic Partnership team meetings, Home Office meetings, and cross-department meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Partner Experience and inherent in the position.
  • Learning Outcomes:
  • Experience with the cycle of new partner business development from prospect research and identification, to proposal development and presentation, contracting and partnership onboarding and implementation.
  • Experience in proposal development for new partnerships and incremental business with existing partnerships.
  • Experience in partner management including partner satisfaction, growth, retention, and renewal.
  • Experience working with customer resource management tools (CRM – Salesforce) to manage accurate partner database.
  • Experience completing competitive analysis to identify best practices and potential threats.
  • Training:
  • General employer orientation, which may include safety trainings.
  • Weekly scheduled one-on-one mentor meetings.
  • Staff speaker series and professional development sessions.
  • How to build effective customized pitch decks using PowerPoint.
  • How to conduct a business development meeting with a new or current partner.
  • Introduction to the use of Salesforce CRM platform for contacts and partner management.
  • How to utilize research tools including GovSpend and California Department of Education websites.
  • How to review contracts, identify and track deliverables.

Details

Work type

Part time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Santa Ana