About SVP Tucson

Social Venture Partners Tucson (SVP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making our community more equitable, with opportunities for all. We do this by investing in high-potential nonprofits in our areas of focus (early childhood education, workforce development, racial and gender justice, and those serving historically marginalized communities) through multi-faceted capacity building relationships. As a membership-based organization, we bridge the gap between philanthropists and nonprofits – driving relationships and resources between these areas, and building resilience in nonprofits and the Tucson community. SVP Tucson uses a 2Gen approach to create lasting change in our community.

SVP Tucson is in a period of rapid transformation and growth. Currently, we have an operating budget of $1,500,000, a staff of 7 FTE, 150 Investor Partners, and a portfolio of 16 current and 92 alumni Nonprofit Partners. SVP Tucson is one of over 40 SVP affiliates bringing a unique model of engaged philanthropy to communities all over the world. Through our unique partnership model, individuals and corporations make an annual philanthropic investment in SVP and have the opportunity to engage directly in our work and impact through strategically designed projects that include capacity building, professional coaching and community convening.

As you know, SVP stands for Social Venture Partners. But when we are talking about our staff, it stands for Super Valued People! Our highly coveted team keeps our network of Partners informed, engaged, motivated, and inspired. And because of this work, SVP employees truly make an impact working alongside nonprofits, philanthropists, and our community leaders. Click here to read more about how we take care of our valued staff.

Position Description

The Partner Engagement Coordinator will engage the core resource that drives our impact – our Partners – in hands-on, professional volunteer projects. The Partner Engagement Coordinator will recruit, connect, and steward Partners through SVP volunteer opportunities; provide clear and supportive communication to both Partners and staff for the implementation of SVP volunteer projects; support SVP’s program team with event and meeting implementation; and provide excellent customer service and relationship management to our Partners. The Partner Engagement Coordinator will be a key player on a small, dynamic staff team that works flexibly and collaboratively in service of SVP Tucson’s mission. This is a full-time position that reports to the VP of Programs.

The ideal candidate will be a thinker, planner, and a doer. The primary responsibilities of this role focus in the following areas: Partner (Volunteer) Engagement & Coordination, Meeting & Event Planning.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

Volunteer (Partner) Engagement: (65% of time):

  • Communicate, recruit and match Partners with the volunteer engagement needs of our nonprofit partners
  • Coordinate and communicate Partner engagement needs, opportunities and filled positions to SVP staff team
  • Ensure high-levels of Partner and Nonprofit satisfaction with volunteer project and experience
  • Support Partners in the management of their SVP volunteer projects
  • Provide high-level of customer service and allow Partners to manage projects with independence
  • Coordinate and communicate with staff team to assure cohesion across departments
  • Track Partner Engagement for Salesforce database.

Meeting and Event Planning (35% of time)

  • Schedule program related meetings for Partner engagement activities and 2Gen focused meetings including room reservations and technology support requests
  • Prep, support and clean-up project and program related meetings following SVP Meeting Norm guidelines
  • Update necessary individual and team calendars to assure full team integration

The Partner Engagement Coordinator will have the exciting opportunity to help take one of Tucson’s most innovative and vibrant philanthropic organizations to its next level of impact.

All SVP employees have the following responsibilities: 

  • Represent SVP’s principles, values, culture, and community investment philosophy
  • Build strong relationships based on trust, mutual respect, humility, equity, and partnership
  • Actively inspire, engage, and provide support to SVP Partners
  • Actively support the organization’s growth and development goals

Required Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional and life experience.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience, preferably in the social sector (nonprofit, government, corporate philanthropy, community organizing and/or foundations)
  • Proven experience engaging volunteers, donors or similar constituent
  • A thinker, planner, and doer with a desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and written.  
  • Technologically adept – comfort, familiarity and/or ability to learn and utilize a variety of computer applications (i.e.: Microsoft Office, ASANA, Salesforce, internet research)
  • Proven track record of building trusting relationships and working effectively across different settings, communities, and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures.
  • An understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles and practices and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work.
  • Commitment to the SVP Tucson’s core values and culture.
  • Willing to “roll up their sleeves” and perform administrative tasks as well as the more strategic ones.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, with occasional evening events and meetings.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Enjoys working in a small office and can work well in a highly collaborative and fluid work environment.
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive atmosphere where differences are understood, valued, and respected; an understanding and appreciation of the diversity found within Southern Arizona including the ability to work with individuals regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, national origin, and military status.

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