Partner & Community Relations Manager

ABOUT US

Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) is an international non-profit organization focused on advancing inclusive society by transforming the social stigma against disability across the globe. ETI’s strategy takes a three pronged approach of direct service programs, facilitated workshops and training, and global advocacy for the value and principles of inclusion.

ETI’s direct service programs in Lebanon focus on empowering underserved youth through life skills training and community inclusion opportunities. In the United States, Europe, and beyond, ETI is focused on developing and implementing inclusive programing for businesses, nonprofit organizations and communities, which challenge and transform mindsets about the nature of exclusion. These facilitated workshops help individuals identify and break down internal and external barriers surrounding views on ability in order to create positive change, enhance creativity, and improve productivity. ETI’s Founder and CEO, Sara Minkara is a recognized disability advocate, inspiring everyone to embrace the value of inclusion.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Partner & Community Relations Manager will proactively engage and respond to growing interest in ETI’s unique integration and facilitation programs. ETI’s integration programs, including “In the Dark,” are fully customizable and designed to address a variety of diversity and inclusion needs.

The Partner & Community Relations Manager will promote ETI’s programs to universities, corporations, public institutions, and other organizations and communities seeking to learn the values of inclusion. The Partner & Community Relations Manager will also position and leverage interest in Ms. Minkara as a powerful public speaker, and disability and inclusion advocate, to ensure her message reaches key audiences capable of translating her powerful message into action.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In partnership with ETI’s leadership, develop and implement a strategic engagement plan for increasing delivery of ETI’s program offerings across sectors.

  • Cultivate relationships with universities and colleges for the purpose of promoting the value of ETI’s educational programs.

  • Work closely with the COO and other staff members as needed to stay up to date on expanded program offerings and curriculum development

  • Partner with development and communications staff members to develop a communications plan to increase engagement with ETI’s program offerings.

  • Attend relevant events to network and present ETI’s programs to target audiences and potential clients.

  • Support the Communications Manager with the presentation and marketing of speaking opportunities to various conferences and institutions.

  • Coordinate with the operations and partnership services team to high quality customer service and communication.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to ETI’s philanthropic vision and mission;

  • Experience engaging with a variety of sectors;

  • Enjoys building relationships in a variety of settings, including over the phone and in person.

  • A natural networker, with excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, and organizational skills;

  • Extreme self-starter, problem solver and independent thinker;

  • Ability to travel at least 20% time;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook);

  • Experience in building business to business relationships and/or strategic partnerships;

  • MBA degree in nonprofit management, business, marketing, economics or related field is preferred;

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.

This position will be based out of the Empowerment Through Integration Cambridge, MA office.

TO APPLY

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Branwen Cale, Chief Operating Officer at bcale@etivision.org