Partnerships Associate
Village Capital
Washington, DC United States
Date Posted 06/08/2022
Application deadline 06/10/2022
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelor

About Village Capital

Are you passionate about how entrepreneurship can solve important problems in the world?

Village Capital, a grant-supported 501(c)(3), is the largest organization in the world supporting seed-stage, impact-driven startups. Since 2009, we’ve supported more than 1,200 entrepreneurs by tailoring programs to their needs and connecting them with investors that match their vision.

Candidate Profile 

Village Capital is looking for a results-driven Partnerships Associate to join our Partnerships team to play a critical role in helping us develop and secure new partnerships with corporations, foundations, and other donor communities to support our mission.

Reporting to the Vice President, Partnerships, the Partnerships Associate will be responsible for managing the systems and processes for capturing data essential to building, managing and deepening our relationships with current and potential funders.  Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A team player: You enjoy working in a collaborative work environment where you are able to communicate transparently and confidently with your colleagues and external stakeholders. You think beyond current tasks and responsibilities to maximize the mission’s impact.
  • A natural connector: You find joy in solving puzzles and connecting dots. You will spend a lot of your time trying to make the right connection between our programs and the needs and expectations of our existing and potential partners.
  • Sharp Eye for Details: You have a keen eye for details. You pay extra attention to detail while navigating, combining, and distilling clear, accurate data from various databases.
  • Deep curiosity: You are unstoppable when it comes to learning, experimenting and asking questions.
  • Great time management skills: You are adept at prioritizing and triaging obligations based on importance and results potential.

Role Overview
The Partnerships Associate will be a key member of the Partnerships team and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Research: You will research, identify and track information related to potential and current funding partners, including issue areas of interest, funding amounts, and former grantees.
  • Maintenance and Management of Partnerships Databases: You will be responsible for formalizing, maintaining and managing existing partner and prospect databases in Salesforce with a high level of data integrity, You will also generate reports for the Village Capital leadership for trend analysis, pipeline and other points as needed.
  • Development of Fundraising Materials and Writing Proposals: You will support the organization’s efforts in developing and monitoring of funding partnerships, including but not limited to writing expressions of interest, concept notes, and proposals. This includes providing administrative support to fundraising leads related to the development and prospect cultivation. You will contribute to proposal budgets and narratives and program implementation memos post-award.
  • Reporting: Compile information, prepare presentations, and write reports using internal and self-identified sources to be shared with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategy Development and Execution Support: Participate, along with key fundraising personnel, in the development and execution of strategies and structures to increase the sustainability and total amount of funding.
  • Team Support: You will collaborate with teams across the organization to gather and manage information relevant to fundraising, including engaging potential funders. You will also support the Global Ventures (Programs), Communications, Finance and Partnerships teams in managing multiple programs, grants and other activities as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree in business, international development, or communications
  • 2+ years of nonprofit fundraising and/or community management experience
  • Ability to manage cross-functional projects and multitask
  • At least 1-year of experience using, customizing or managing a Salesforce CRM
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with funders and colleagues across time zones for short-term deadlines
  • Experience preparing presentations and progress reports, preferably including basic design skills
  • Authorization to work in the US (Washington, DC metro area preferred)
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Additional language skills, especially Spanish or French are welcome but not required. 


  • Team culture that values experimentation, innovation, taking initiative, performance and making things better, including how we work together and create a sense of belonging for all team members
  • Fulfilling, mission-driven purpose, including the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs around the world
  • Option to work at our co-working space in Washington, DC or work remotely within the US
  • Annual performance bonus program
  • Generous holiday and paid time off policy
  • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more
  • Up to $1,500 each year for professional development (pro-rated for the first year)