Skip to content

Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships

Reports To: Vice President, Development
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date: August 2023

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families. Through collaborative leadership with partners, our results include paradigm shifting research discoveries, increased federal funding for brain tumor research, innovative new clinical trials, opportunities for entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy to benefit brain tumor research, and empowering collaborative advocacy that results in reforms and advances to health care and the development of treatments.

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.


The Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships will report directly to the Vice President, Development and serve in a frontline fundraising capacity as part of the Corporate Partnerships team. Experience in identification, solicitation and cultivation of high-level cause marketing, regional and national sponsorship, and/or strategic corporate partnerships is required. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, organizational and people skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. The individual must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The ideal candidate will also bring applicable experience in corporate engagement, fundraising and/or sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works on assignments necessitating exposure to sensitive information and contacts requiring considerable discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy.
  • Strategically collaborates with the Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and Associate Director, Foundation Relations as a member of the Corporate & Foundation Relations team.
  • Will play a critical role working with the Research, Government & Community Relations and Peer to Peer teams, discussing new initiatives and elevating opportunities for corporate partnerships that carry forward the NBTS mission.
  • Works with VP, Development along with C&F team to prepare corporate partnership proposals, stewardship/fulfillment reports, and a variety of donor, partner and prospect communications.
  • Works with VP, Development to identify and solicit new potential partnerships to secure corporate revenue for NBTS initiatives like; Peer to Peer event sponsorship, cause marketing, Research Roundtable, Head to the Hill, Glioblastoma Awareness Day and “awareness” months like Brain Tumor Awareness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Develops and expands cause marketing portfolio to ensure mutually beneficial collaboration built upon multi-faceted engagement and retention of partnerships.
  • Serves as lead project manager for all corporate relationships related to cause marketing and event sponsorship including prospect identification, solicitation, agreement execution and relationship growth. Will work collaboratively across C&F team to activate relationships.
  • Position will act as liaison with the Marcomms team to ensure partnership/sponsorship benefits are communicated and activated as appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate Salesforce records and provides accurate and timely reports as requested.
  • Coordinates special projects which may include the planning and coordination of multiple presentations, disseminating information, or coordinating fundraising activities.
  • Executes high level research to assist with the identification and coordination of key corporate engagement opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior work experience required.
  • 5-7 years of nonprofit fundraising, development, sales or related experience.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Strong front-line fundraising, customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to sustain, grow and recognize corporate relationships.
  • Unafraid to initiate appropriate dialogue with prospects. Able to efficiently drive efforts to close gifts in alignment with fundraising campaign schedules.
  • Self-starter with a proactive approach to problem-solving. Able to anticipate challenges and propose solutions.
  • Commitment to high-quality work, high productivity, and achieving results. Consistently demonstrates diplomacy, tact, and professionalism.
  • Team player and quick learner, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Google Workspace apps (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) and databases.

Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Remote (core hours 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, primary work location must be in the Eastern or Central time zone of the United States) or on-site at NBTS headquarters in the Boston area.
  • This is a full-time exempt position.
  • Travel to headquarters and/or meeting locations by car and/or plane may be required less than 10% of the time.
  • Role is largely sedentary, and may require infrequent light physical effort. On-site work is performed in an ADA compliant office environment, and workspace may be shared.
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for extended periods of time. This role frequently involves communicating on the phone and using a computer for long periods of time.

How to Apply:

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to:

NBTS strives to ensure that our workplace embraces diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. NBTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Stay Informed & Connected