Venture For America is changing the face of entrepreneurship. We scour the country for talented recent college grads who are eager to make a meaningful impact in their careers and in the community. We then place them in startups – in industries from edtech and clean energy to consumer goods – in cities across the U.S. and help unlock their limitless potential as creators and builders by providing access to programming, funding resources, and an expansive network. Visit our website to learn more.


Venture For America is currently seeking a Strategic Partnerships Associate. 


The Role:

The Associate reports directly to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and will support the day-to-day operations of the Strategic Partnerships Team. 


What you’ll do:

  • Manage fundraising processes in support of growing VFA's existing $5MM+ national and regional donor portfolio, including corporate partners and foundations:

    • Maintain an organized project management system for grant proposal and report writing, ensuring drafts are completed in a timely manner and final deadlines are met

    • Maintain an organized system for  storing grant-related documentation across all relevant platforms

    • Provide support and supporting documentation to team members working on grants as necessary

    • Manage and execute timely gift acknowledgement program for donors at all levels

    • Support for all fundraising events, programs and initiatives, including drafting related communications materials

  • Complete all fundraising data entry, ensuring both  data hygiene and data integrity:

    • Complete monthly reconciliation between Salesforce and Quickbooks

    • Serve as critical liaison between fundraising and finance teams, providing  data updates and clear reporting back to leadership of both teams 

    • Serve as part of the database migration team

  • Other duties as assigned 


You have:

  • 1-2 years experience in fundraising, data entry, or project management, preferrably in a nonprofit setting

  • Positive attitude and humble service-oriented approach

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to draft and proofread high-quality documents

  • Experience with and knowledge of Salesforce (or other CRM) and Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel

  • Highly independent, organized, reliable, and able to balance multiple priorities to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work  in a collaborative team environment across multiple programs and departments

  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information in a trustworthy and reliable manner

  • Experience with events management

  • Experience with or knowledge of start-ups or economic development a plus! 


The good stuff:

  • High performers at Venture For America are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop.

  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, plus health, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends.

  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays.

  • Venture For America is a dynamic mission-driven environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!).

  • You’ll work alongside a team of highly motivated, high-caliber people.