Partnerships Coordinator

Type of Employment: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications

Location: Remote

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UpTurnships is more than an internship. We are an equity-minded organization building confidence in our UpTurns to take on bigger & bolder challenges. While we provide training for our UpTurns to ensure their potential, skills, and brilliance are adequately demonstrated to a future employer, we also work with our employers to lift their efforts to be culturally inclusive. Our 360-degree approach ensures a stronger and more sustainable workforce. We build bridges that break down barriers to ensure a more just society for all.


UpTurnships mission is to serve highly motivated, underrepresented college interns, while bridging access to employer partners who are building a racially inclusive, equitable workforce. Our Vision is a workforce that promotes equitable access and opportunity for ALL to thrive.



This position is responsible for supporting the work of the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications (DSPC). Through this work the Partnership Coordinator builds capacity and growth in external relations and employer partnerships. In supporting the work of the DSPC this position is responsible for prospecting and matching students to project and internship opportunities, act as a key liaison between employer partners and the internal program team at UpTurnships and provide employment services to Alumni. This work is carried out using various systems, which this position plays a primary role in managing. Critical success factors include high organization skills, attention to detail, high proficiency using and managing multiple systems to drive efficiencies; strong process skills to streamline our work; able to display and document our process / strategies / workflow / decisions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Keep records in CRM: record all new contacts and prospects, update contact information and employer profiles, pull contact lists as needed, record all communications, etc. 

  • Track and report on employer projects and internships.

  • Provide additional support as needed:

    • Support the DSPC in work with individual partners and meetings.

    • Assist with grant data.

    • Assist in UpTurn event planning, including strategy, communications, logistics, event set-up, participant tracking, etc.

  • Work with Alumni to identify employment goals and opportunities, update resumes, identify and address barriers to employment, and maintain monthly communications to ensure success. 

  • Create and update weekly job bulletin.

  • Manage Alumni email listserv for employment opportunities and announcements.

  • Record and track employment data in CRM.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Experience in workforce development, communication, partnership development, project management, research, and/or related experience.

  • 1–2 year experience in providing employment services.

  • Exceptional soft skills.

  • Proficient technical/PC skills; expert user of Microsoft Suite, Zoom, Outlook, etc.

  • Superb organizational and time management skills.

  • Highly skilled in building and maintaining cross-cultural and multi- sector professional relationships.

  • Able to easily learn various software systems to modify a status of a participant, employer, volunteer or produce a new report.

  • Able to work effectively in a primarily remote capacity. When needed be available for in-person events, key meetings, and programming.

  • Skilled in video conferencing.

  • Large capacity to meet the needs of a high growth, innovative organization.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong racial equity and cultural competency.



Associate degree required. Have a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience.


Other Critical Factors

  • Collaborative team player who fosters good relationships with all levels and areas of the organization, including programming, development, communications, and volunteer services.

  • Strives to exceed customer expectations and create a meaningful experience to enhance UpTurnships’ relationship with program participants and partners.

  • Continuous learner and adaptable to change.

  • Attention to detail and well organized.

  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and stakeholders

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to learn enterprise operating system’s tools for tracking jobs, donors and connecting with key stakeholders. This includes email capability as well as process management components of the operating system.

  • Experience with Salesforce preferred but not required.



  • Salary 42k-46k. Final offer is commensurate with experience.

  • Full health, dental, and vision benefits, generous Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • This position will work remotely. Interactions with team members will be via phone, text, email and

  • video conferencing. Some evenings and occasional weekends may be required for various events.


Contact us to apply

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