Job Title:  Industry Partnerships Manager

Job Category:  Program Management

Department/Group:  Industry Relations Department

Job Code/ Req#:  02-82016

Location:  My Book Buddy - Southfield, MI

Travel Required:  50% or more (Metro-Detroit area only)

Level/Salary Range:  $26 per hour - $36 per hour (Part-time)

Position Type:  Part-time (max. 6-9 hours per week; M-F flexible schedule)

Recruiting Contact:  Nina L. Robinson – Founder/CEO

Date posted:  8/1/2016

Will Train Applicant(s):  No

Posting Expires:  1/31/2017

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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

The Industry Partnerships Manager (IPM) will be responsible for building and establishing long-term My Book Buddy sponsorships for local non-profit organizations and reading programs in need of book donations.  The IPM will act as the liaison between My Book Buddy Metro-Detroit and sponsored clients.  The IPM will also create, lead, manage an individualized program to meet each sponsored clients needs.


This position will be based in the Metro-Detroit area and reports directly to the CEO.


Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Evaluate the needs of potential clients in the Metro-Detroit area (research, teleconferences, and face-to-face meetings required)

  2. Act as the sole liaison between My Book Buddy Metro-Detroit and sponsored clients

  3. Create program plan/timeline and achieve donation targets for sponsored clients

  4. Work with Inventory Control Clerk at Metro-Detroit location to project and plan book donations

  5. Provide monthly program updates to CEO

  6. Program monthly program updates to clients under sponsorship

  7. Manage annual Michigan tax paperwork for all donations to each client program


Qualifications and Education Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following experience and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in program management, marketing, fundraising strategy or related field (depending on experience, exception may be made)

  • Demonstrated success in leading development programs from creation to completion

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with little or no direction

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Energy and passion for the My Book Buddy mission

  • Ability to telecommute as needed

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in establishing and managing corporate partnerships

  • Experience in cultivating and expanding sponsorship relationships over time

  • Proven track record of maintaining consistent sponsorships with clients

  • Working knowledge of Michigan tax laws pertaining to charitable giving