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Advancement and Partnerships Coordinator

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree



AASCU is the collective voice of 350 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission.  The association works to expand student access, success, and opportunity, promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement, and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country. 


The Division of Leadership Development and Partnerships is responsible for a broad portfolio of high quality, cutting edge convenings and leadership development programs serving AASCU members. Our programs have a primary focus on support for the president or chancellor with complementary offerings for the presidential leadership team and for women and racial and ethnic minorities who aspire to leadership roles.  The advancement and corporate partnership program identifies and develops relationships with philanthropic and industry leaders to bring new revenue and thought leadership to advance AASCU’s mission and serve our members.   


Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: commitment to diversity and equity, excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, accountability, ownership, and adherence to policies and procedures. 


The Advancement and Partnership Coordinator will play a key role in supporting AASCU development and fundraising efforts through philanthropic, high net worth giving, and corporate partnerships.  


Corporate Partnerships Coordination 

Support the management and growth of AASCU’s Corporate Partner Program, duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • In partnership with the Vice President of Leadership Development and Partnerships and the Assistant Vice President of Advancement and Partnerships, support the reimagination and rollout of new partnership program.  

  • Research engagement opportunities of like-minded associations to help benchmark investment levels and types of opportunities offered.  

  • Research prospective corporate partners.   

  • Develop and maintain background briefers on prospective corporate partners.  

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings.  

  • Support notetaking in meetings and calls.   

  • Support development and updates of engagement prospects.  

  • Ensure relevant webpages are updated with partner information.   

  • Draft partnership agreements, complete invoice requests, and liaise with Finance department as needed. 

  • Support development of processes and structures to increase efficiency of workflows and cross-organizational collaboration. 

  • Support asset collection and benefit fulfillment.    

  • Support corporate partner engagement and logistics at in-person programming and convenings. 

  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records.   

  • Maintain bases in AirTable and iMIS to help track partner activity and financial tracking. 

Philanthropic Partnerships and Initiatives Support 

Support the management and growth of AASCU’s strategic philanthropic initiatives, duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Support research of various foundations, high net worth individuals, and other funders.  

  • Develop background briefers on various funders/funding entities.   

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings.  

  • Support notetaking in meetings and calls. 

  • Support development, and successful submission, of concept notes and proposals and organizing documentation for grant deliverables and meeting preparation.  

  • Collaborate with other departments to schedule subject matter experts to participate in key partner engagements.  

  • Support the monitoring of current and emerging trends in philanthropy.  

  • Support the development of processes and structures to enhance cross-organizational collaboration and communication. 

  • Develop and maintain a central repository for all past organizational philanthropic work, including proposals, concept notes, grant reporting, etc.  

  • Support the identification and collection of a monthly philanthropy news round-up, to help inform development of strategies and to share with relevant senior leaders.  

  • Support other duties as assigned. 


  • An entrepreneurial spirit, an adaptive mindset, and a collaborative approach in creating a productive, efficient, and positive work environment. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.   

  • Highly organized with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.  

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-orientated environment as well as possess the self-motivation necessary to work independently.  

  • Comfortable working on a diverse, and inclusive team.  

  • Ability to remain flexible, and proactive.   

  • Comfortable soliciting and accepting constructive feedback.  

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, with strong interest in innovation, user experience, and customer service.   

  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement through the assessment of processes and systems.   

  • Offers recognition of, and respect for, the contributions of all collaborators.  Work collaboratively with staff and other divisions in the identification and development of appropriate innovative solutions. Dedication in contributing to and maintaining an equitable working environment and evidence of experience working with diverse communities. 



  • Bachelor's Degree required. 

  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in nonprofit development/fundraising 

  • Corporate and foundation partnership experience  

  • Shared belief and commitment to AASCU’s mission and values  

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required and experience with cloud collaboration tools, association management systems, and project management systems preferred. 

  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement through the assessment of processes and systems.   


Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance; 15 paid holidays plus additional annual leave; above market contribution to company sponsored 403(b) retirement plan; tuition assistance, on-site fitness facility, 24/7 building security, secured bike storage and more. Additionally, available underground public parking is accessible for all employees at their own expense.  

This is a full-time position located at AASCU’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. AASCU staff are currently required to be in the office in a hybrid schedule of 2 days in the office and 3 days optional remote. All AASCU staff are required to be fully vaccinated including boosters as recommended by the CDC schedule. Please note during public health matters, AASCU employees will be required to follow the guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, if applicable. 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.  

  • Constantly operates a computer or laptop; however, some standing and walking may be required when attending in-office meetings or events.  

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with team members via email, phone, or virtual meeting room and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 

  • Lift and carry a minimum of 10lbs occasionally.  

  • Occasional travel in an office/conference event 


AASCU is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


AASCU is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in all Association policies and the way we do business at AASCU.