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Organization Name:
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Los Angeles, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP) is the nation's first evidence-based parent leadership training curriculum designed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5, and has grown to serve Latino and immigrant families across the U.S. AP’s two-generation approach builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children.

The curriculum is offered in English and Spanish and incorporates popular education methodology to engage participants in interactive sessions. It promotes school readiness, family wellbeing, and advocacy by addressing best practices in key aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional), brain development, early literacy, bilingualism, health, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success. With the impact of the original curriculum well established, it is currently being updated and improved to include early math and technology. AP/OD for Families, 3rd edition will be launched in the first half of 2018.


AP honors parents’ strengths as they shoulder the most important responsibility of all—raising future generations. The parenting journey is rewarding, often challenging, and lasts a lifetime. Parents, as leaders of their families, are powerful agents of change in the lives of their children as well as their community. Collaboration and partnerships with parents, family-serving organizations and early childhood practitioners are the heart and soul of AP. The training institutes, curriculum, materials and learning aids reflect these values.

To learn more about Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, please visit our website


 Position type:                   Senior Level, Full-time, Exempt

 Application deadline:       Open until filled

 Projected Start Date:        March 1, 2018 


AP seeks a strategic-thinking and dynamic individual for a newly created senior-level position, Director of Strategic Partnerships.

AP serves Latino and immigrant families with a popular leadership training curriculum for parents with children ages 0-5. Given the national conversation and policies impacting this population, and increasing needs for what the curriculum offers parents and children, AP is poised to extend its reach and impact. This new position is an opportunity to make a significant difference by building on AP’s 10-year history training 1800 curriculum facilitators in over 500 family-serving organizations, and reaching 80,000 families in more than 350 cities.

The Director of Strategic Partnerships will be excited and motivated to bring considerable strategic and tactical leadership to initiatives that:

  • Strengthen AP’s leadership team and revenue generation capabilities,
  • Expand and maintain relationships with AP’s national network of organizational partners,
  • Grow earned and contributed revenues to support AP’s activities and innovations, and
  • Build the effectiveness and presence of AP’s strategic communications.


 The Director of Strategic Partnerships will be guided by AP’s three-year plan and create new strategic and tactical practice in order to:

Strengthen AP’s leadership team and revenue generation capabilities.

  • Integrate fundraising expertise into the team, embedding a culture of revenue generation into all activities and systems.
  • Improve revenue generation infrastructure based on fundraising best practice, efficient systems and processes, emerging trends, and planned growth.
  • Bring a spirit of collaboration, innovation, learning and smart use of resources to all aspects of work with the team.

Expand and Maintain Relationships with AP’s national network of organizational partners.

  • Develop proactive efforts to enroll organizational partners in AP’s 3-day training Institutes, particularly the new 3.0 Institute for Facilitators of AP for Families, where master trainers certify facilitators to deliver the curriculum back to their organization’s parent stakeholders.
  • Coordinate ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those relationships to cultivate new partners.
  • Manage partner agreements, and support partner success in embedding the AP curriculum within their organizations, and in sharing data and outcomes with AP.

Grow earned and contributed revenues to support AP’s activities and innovations.

  • Develop a strategic partner-centric revenue generating case for AP.
  • Steadily grow the number of Institutes delivered annually (an average of 12 at present), understanding that Institute fees are AP’s primary source of earned revenues.
  • Build on a history of partnerships with funders and with large organizations, e.g. Head Start, that will support grantees and affiliates to participate in AP Institutes.
  • Lead the funder research and cultivation process, and manage and participate in meetings with prospective funders, as appropriate.

Build the effectiveness and presence of AP’s strategic communications.

  • Deploy the strategic partner-centric case through all communication channels.
  • Lead strategic marketing for the AP/OD for Families, 3rd edition curriculum and training Institutes.
  • Manage creation of media, reports and collateral that highlight AP’s accomplishments with its curriculum, and its collaborations with organizational and funding partners.
  • Represent AP in public events and media, as appropriate.


  • Five to ten years of relevant experience and proven track record in fundraising, inclusive of work with institutional funders, and business development, akin to building AP’s organizational partnerships.
  • Five to ten years of experience:
    • Integrating fundraising and business development with marketing and communications;
    • Managing systems that track fundraising and business development goals, plans, implementation and results over time; and
    • Development, strategic initiatives or fundraising role for a nonprofit, foundation, campaign organization, government entity or similar organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree preferred in marketing, business, nonprofit management, or related fields.
  • Strong analytic skills (financial, planning, operational)


  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to write quickly, concisely, and with meticulous accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Technology savvy and solid proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Experience with and willingness to communicate via webinars, databases, content management systems and social media tools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively.
  • Successful experience working both independently and part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is desirable.


 The position reports to the National Director. The leadership team consists of the National Director, Director of Operations and Finance, and the new position, Director of Strategic Partnerships. The team works with various contracted service providers and consultants.


 Competitive salary based on experience with comprehensive benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Tides is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume with salary history & references to Sandra Gutierrez at [email protected] State “Director of Strategic Partnerships” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a project of Tides Center. Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice.