We are seeking a dynamic and driven individual to join our team as a Partnerships Lead with the opportunity for growth into development and fundraising within our nonprofit organization. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this role is pivotal in fostering non-profit and commercial sponsor partnerships, driving organizational growth, and securing vital funding to support our mission. 

The Partnerships Lead will be responsible for commercial and nonprofit sponsor relations, corresponding with external partners of the AVA Summit events, and ensuring smooth processes before and during the event. 

The role is around 40 hours per week, fully remote, and the starting date is flexible (ideally as soon as possible). Depending on the country, we can consider employment or contractors. The Partnerships Lead will report directly to the Executive Director, Julia Reinelt. 

Tasks include:

  • Partnership Development: Identify, cultivate, and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including corporations, nonprofits, and foundations. Collaborate with the team to develop partnership strategies and event-specific sponsorship packages aligned with our organizational goals.
  • Relationship Management and Communication: Nurture existing partnerships, ensuring strong communication and engagement to maximize mutual benefit. Act as the primary point of contact for partners, addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and facilitating collaboration opportunities.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development of new organizational growth strategies, leveraging partnerships to expand our impact. Work closely with the Executive Director to align partnership efforts with our organizational objectives.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Track partnership metrics, fundraising progress, and other relevant data to evaluate performance and inform decision-making. Prepare regular reports and contribute insights to strategic discussions.
  • Fundraising and Development: Over time, transition into a more significant role in fundraising and development, including donor cultivation, grant writing, and fundraising meeting coordination. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a related field (ideally in e.g., nonprofit management, business administration, fundraising).
  • Proven experience in sponsoring or partnership development, with a track record of successful relationship-building and collaboration.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate our mission and impact to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Passion for our mission and commitment to making a difference in the community.
  • Must be available for meetings in the US Pacific Time Zone at least twice a week. 
  • Must be able to physically be present during all of our events which includes travel at least 4 times a year.

Salary: approx. $60,000 plus benefits

This position offers an exciting opportunity for career growth and development within our organization, with the chance to make a meaningful impact on our programs and initiatives. If you are passionate about building partnerships, driving growth, and advancing social change, please apply.

We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds, especially BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and identities to apply for this role. We believe that diversity enriches our team, fosters creativity, and drives innovation and we foster an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute to our collective success.

Please apply by July 15th by sending your CV and a cover letter explaining why you believe to be the right fit for the position to Julia Reinelt (Executive Director, AVA International) at [email protected]






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