StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since our founding in 2003, StoryCorps has provided half a million of people of all backgrounds and beliefs with powerful opportunities to record interviews about their lives, and leave a legacy for future generations in our archive at the Library of Congress. We bring these interviews to life in stories produced for broadcast on public media (including our weekly Friday morning broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition"), our podcast, and/or our animations. Together, these stories reach an audience of tens of millions. StoryCorps maintains a relentless focus on diversity, and seeks to highlight voices often underrepresented in mainstream media. While our stories honor and celebrate the diversity of humankind, they also remind us of the many values and experiences we share in common, building bridges of greater understanding.
Our work has been widely recognized with several George Foster Peabody Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the 2015 TED Prize, and a 2016 Emmy award for our animation “Traffic Stop.”
This work couldn’t be accomplished without the unwavering commitment of the exceptional individuals who make up our organization. Our people are brilliant, hard-working, creative, and incredibly passionate about the vision we share: To touch the lives of every person in this country and to create a culture of listening in the United States.
StoryCorps’ Corporate Partnerships Department is responsible for significantly growing corporate revenue through sponsorship, grants, earned income services, matching gifts, and in-kind donations, to support StoryCorps' core programs.
The Manager plays an important role in StoryCorps’ efforts to build and sustain income from the corporate sector. As the manager, you will develop and maintain relationships with external corporate partners, and collaborate with internal teams to ensure the successful execution of sponsorship, marketing, and custom services deliverables.
StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. We also seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Support the Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships in securing annual corporate revenue goals
Write and edit presentations, proposals, reports, and other correspondence, as assigned
Conduct prospect research as assigned and identify new potential sponsors for StoryCorps’ various programs, campaigns, and special events
Liaise with corporate clients and internal departments to manage and keep sponsorship, marketing, and custom deliverables on track
Work with the Marketing & Communications department to aid in improving and expanding the team’s marketing efforts as well as to provide support on potential corporate cause-marketing efforts
Ensure the satisfaction of external clients, working promptly and resourcefully to resolve any issues, and maintain relationships with past clients
Support the department’s relationship with the NPR sponsorship sales team by providing regular updates about StoryCorps’ programming and tracking broadcast and podcast sponsor deliverables as needed
Respond to web and phone inquiries from corporations, as needed
Manage and organize records in the department’s shared drive, including call notes, research, contracts, and deliverable tracking sheets
Input, track data, and pull reports from the department’s customer relationship management database (Salesforce)
Perform other duties to support the Corporate Partnerships department, as assigned
You have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
You also have 4 years minimum experience in nonprofit development, sales and marketing, corporate social responsibility, project management, or similarly related field
You live in the greater New York or Chicago area.
You are computer savvy, especially with Microsoft Office, Google applications and video conferencing software
You know how to communicate effectively – whether that’s by email, phone or in person
You are no stranger to providing excellent customer service and you’ve worked in a public facing role in the past.
You have strong problem-solving skills
You are able to self-direct in completing work
You’re organized, have a keen attention to detail, and you’re able to multi-task effectively
You are flexible and adaptable to a growing, changing organization
You have cultural competence and the ability to thrive in a diverse work environment
PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
You are proficient on Mac platforms and with relationship management database software
You are fluent in a language other than English (Spanish preferred)
StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.
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