Partnerships Coordinator

Location: Flexible
Hours per week (average): 40
Overtime status: Exempt

Interested applicants, please reach out to [email protected].

Who We Are:

data.org is building a better future with data, and is looking for creative, results-driven professionals passionate about the potential of data and technology to achieve social impact to join our team.

Launched in January 2020 and building on an initial five-year, $50M commitment from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, data.org envisions a world that uses the power of data science to help solve society’s greatest challenges and improve lives across the globe. As a platform for partnerships, data.org works alongside social impact organizations, philanthropy, technology firms, and academia to build the field of data science for social impact.

data.org has, so far, launched three major global initiatives, the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, the Epiverse Distributed Pandemic Tools Program, and the Capacity Accelerator Network, and will be launching more in the future. Each of these programs come with its own network of partners including funders, technical partners, academic teams and social impact organizations. The partnerships function in data.org is crucial in getting new programs launched, managing relationships among the many different stakeholders, understanding longer term impact, and enabling cross-pollination and learning between different initiatives.

The Partnerships Coordinator role will be critical in supporting the scaling of data.org initiatives and the launch of future programs through research on specific domains, partners, and geographic context. This role will also work closely with the Director of Partnerships on a day-to-day basis to support ongoing relationship management across data.org’s network.   

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $55,000 to $65,000 annually with a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% automatic contribution and 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.  

data.org highly values facilitating an equitable standard of living across the regions in which it operates. This position’s location is remote and flexible.  To promote transparency in compensation practices, this position lists a baseline salary for a US-based cost of living. Details of actual compensation will be discussed during the interview process to ensure compensation is approached comprehensively and equitability. Occasional travel required. 

What You’ll Do:

data.org is seeking a Partnerships Coordinator who will:

  • Conduct desk research to inform current and future programs
  • Support data.org concept notes, funding proposals, and reports, researching background on particular topics as needed, drafting copy, and ensuring consistency of messaging
  • Support external meeting preparation through background research and preparation of communications assets, such as slide decks and 1-pagers
  • Take meeting notes and follow up on action items agreed upon during meetings
  • Track ongoing opportunities and next steps, including Salesforce data entry and reporting
  • Coordinate schedules of partnerships team

Qualifications You’ll Need:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience; Master’s degree in a relevant field a plus
  2. Experience in one of data.org’s priority domains preferred; experience in financial inclusion a plus
  3. Demonstrated research skills; Ability to efficiently search peer-reviewed and grey literature and synthesize findings
  4. Strong relationship management skills with adept ability to listen and synthesize
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to contribute to proposals and collaborate effectively with internal team members and external partners; a writing sample will be requested during the hiring process
  6. Self-motivated with problem solving skills and ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately in a remote environment
  7. Excellent computer literacy, including experience with project management and remote collaboration tools; Experience using Salesforce preferred
  8. Detail-oriented and organized
  9. Mission-driven individual with strong judgement, interpersonal skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected].

Hiring Statement

data.org, the Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]