Manager for U.S. Partnerships

Manager for U.S. Partnerships

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Tent Partnerships for Refugees
Published
November 17, 2021
Location
New York
Category
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Jennifer Jian
Phone
(917) 475-9962

Description

Job Title: Manager for U.S. Partnerships 

Reporting to: Associate Director for Partnerships 

Based in: NYC, DC, Boston, Chicago 

All interested candidates, please email resume and cover letter to careers@tent.org. If your background is a fit, someone from our organization will reach out to you to set up a time to talk. 

About the role:

Tent is expanding its activities in the U.S. to mobilize companies to integrate refugees, and is looking for a goal-oriented person who is entrepreneurial, motivated, and professional to join the growing team. The Manager for U.S. Partnerships will primarily be responsible for recruiting new companies to join Tent and working with member companies on their refugee projects -- especially to train and hire refugees -- across the country. This will include pitching companies about the business case for hiring refugees, understanding the hiring needs of dozens of companies, connecting these companies with NGOs across the country to help them implement programs in support of refugees, and playing a hands-on role during project implementation. The Manager for U.S. Partnerships will also support the Partnerships team with other organizational tasks. 

The Partnerships Manager will report to the Associate Director for Partnerships. There will be an immediate focus on mobilizing the business community to support the economic integration of Afghan refugees, but this role will also support companies that are stepping up for the broader refugee population. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify target companies to recruit to join Tent in the U.S. and develop tailored pitches and proposals 
  • Interface directly with major companies, including pitching them to join Tent and taking concrete steps to integrate refugees
  • Provide companies with a range of hand-on support, including connecting them to local implementing partners and advising them on best practices for refugee integration 
  • Communicate publicly about Tent’s work, including presenting at conferences and workshops
  • Conduct a range of other tasks, including conducting research and analysis of company opportunities for supporting refugees in the U.S.; working with companies to develop new commitments to support refugees; and managing ongoing relationships with companies and NGOs
  • Support the Partnerships team on other organizational tasks, such as Salesforce data entry

Desired experience & skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with multinational companies and/or on building corporate partnerships 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including very strong presentation  skills 
  • A solid understanding of corporate issues and a track record of making the case to companies to take action on corporate social responsibility or diversity & inclusion issues (does not need to be refugee issues) 
  • Ability to think strategically in pursuit of Tent’s organizational goals, as well as execute programs and activities at high professional standards
  • A quick learner and able to get up to speed quickly on new topics
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritize and pivot quickly is a must and motivated by quick turnarounds in a fast-paced environment 
  • Experience working with U.S. refugee resettlement agencies a plus
  • Experience working on U.S. public policy issues a plus 

 

About the Tent Partnership for Refugees:

With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 30 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, we are a network of over 180 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent believes that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations – by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs and consumers. To find out more about our work, go to www.tent.org.

Tent is an equal opportunity employer. Tent will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

How To Apply

All interested candidates, please email resume and cover letter to careers@tent.org. If your background is a fit, someone from our organization will reach out to you to set up a time to talk.