Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment
Cherry Hill, NJ Marketing

 Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Position: Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment 

Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey (currently remote, work-from-home)

Job Status: Full-time, exempt

Reports To: VP, Marketing

Effective Date: 6.1.2021

Salary: 46K-52K/yr


JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to ignite the power and promise of youth and close the mentoring gap, by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships and strengthening the quality of the mentoring field. 


BBBSI seeks a Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment, who will be responsible for establishing and deepening external relationships throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, while successfully recruiting individuals from volunteer rich organizations to serve as mentors to youth. Candidate must be able to engage community organizations, corporations and individuals and convey the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters in compelling ways. Constituencies will include current and prospective volunteers, as well as, Regional Advisory Boards, and agency partners. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Marketing and Communications and works closely with Program department leadership. 


Leadership, Management, Accountability 

Partnership Development

  1. Develops and maintains a strong local presence with chambers and organizations in  the New Jersey communities we serve, with a focus on securing new partnerships that would help the Agency increase the number of children  served.
  2. Researches and determines a target list of appropriate  community groups, corporations and schools that could partner with the  Agency on volunteer and youth recruitment, with an emphasis on hard to reach communities impacted by poverty and      educational inequality.
  3. Meets with targeted organizations to present the range of partnership opportunities within the agency and follows through to ensure partnerships  are established. Collaborates with Advancement team on fund development opportunities,  Program team on recruitment goals, and the New Jersey Regional Advisory  Board on board specific recruitment campaigns.
  4. Works with the Marketing and Communications design team to develop marketing materials tailored to potential partnership and recruitment opportunities.
  5. Identifies and implements best practices to ensure most effective and efficient recruitment process. 


  1. Works with Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and  Director, Community-Based Program, to set specific recruitment goals and evaluate progress towards goals. 
  2. Conducts engaging and effective information/volunteer recruitment sessions. Prepares and sends follow-up information in a timely manner.
  3. Prepares weekly and monthly reports of recruitment activities and progress towards goals. 
  4. Works with Program Directors to determine overall program recruitment success.

Database Management

  1. Maintains accurate records for each recruitment activity within agency specific CRM.
  2. Receives volunteer applications and enters data into national  BBBS CRM within 24 hours of receipt to ensure a smooth transition to other program functions for continued processing.
  3. Gathers information from CRM and other sources, analyzes data and  generates reports as needed.

Grant Assistance 

  1. Assists, Grant Manager, with information needed in grant communications and reports.
  2. Represents agency at grant funded meetings and  participates in funding summits to ensure agency is visible to donors and      supporters.  






Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or a high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience), required per national Agency requirements. 

Professional Requirements: 3 to 5 years demonstrated success in a sales or community organizing role, and customer service deliverables, required. Must have prior experience working with diverse populations and areas, and be flexible in order to accommodate job responsibilities. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Exemplary interpersonal skills with a strong customer/client focus are essential, along with the ability to engage effectively with sophisticated partners, volunteers and donors while working independently without close management. Must have excellent communication skills, attentive and active listening skills, interpersonal and organizational skills, flexible thinking, and ability to function well in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required and CRM/Case Management packages preferred (Salesforce a plus). 

Additional Requirements:

Must be willing and able to travel when necessary; must have access to a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance at state mandated rates. Most travel will be within a three county area in New Jersey though some travel throughout four counties in Pennsylvania is also expected. 


The ideal candidate is highly organized and deadline driven; able to multi-task; can gather resources to accomplish goals; is open minded, and has a well-articulated belief in the mission of BBBSI. Must demonstrate leadership, dedication, and an interpersonal savvy that helps establish effective relationships and an appropriate rapport with people; have attentive and active listening skills; take a sales/marketing approach to interaction with youth clients and volunteers; are results/outcome oriented; are approachable, organized; and demonstrate sound judgment in a leadership capacity. Our best employees 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about their choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office environment and include the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:  the ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-15lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Please submit cover letters and resumes.

Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Who should apply? [NS1] At BBBSI, we serve more than 2,400 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. BBBSI promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. 

BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor. 

** This position is currently remote. Staff will be given a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice before transition back to the office.