Partnership Manager - Central Texas with Positive Coaching Alliance in Austin, TX

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Want to make a difference in the lives of youth athletes? Help create Better Athletes, Better People by bringing the Positive Coaching Alliance message to coaches, parents and athletes in the Central Texas area.

Position: Partnership Manager – Central Texas (Austin, TX)

About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA): 
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) ( is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998 committed to creating a Development Zone™ culture in high school and youth sports where the goal becomes to develop Better Athletes, Better People. PCA takes a systems approach to work with youth sports leaders, coaches, parents and athletes to use the youth sports experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and life lessons.

Through partnerships with more than 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 15,000+ live workshops for leaders, coaches, parents and athletes (more than 2,200 live workshops in 2015 alone).

PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with 17 Chapters in Central Texas, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Hawaii, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New England, New York City, North Texas, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Sacramento, Seattle, SF Bay Area, and Tampa Bay and soon to open Chapters in Atlanta and DC. 

The Partnership Manager – Central Texas is responsible for prospecting, qualifying, developing and closing partnership opportunities in the Central Texas area. Key in this process is demonstrating the value of PCA programs for youth sport organizations (YSOs) and schools, resulting in an increased PCA Partnership base. The Partnership Manager - Central Texas will report to the Chapter Executive Director - Central Texas and the National Director of Partner Development.

— Successful Business Development and/or Sales experience
— Knowledge of sports, youth development, character-building, and/or leadership development
— Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
— Confident presentation skills (phone and in person, including board presentations)
— Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
— Proven initiative/self-starter
— Passion for the PCA mission
— Requires occasional travel, week night and weekend work
— Coaching or other experience with youth sports is strongly desirable

Partnership Development Responsibilities; Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
— Prospect for partnership leads
— Identify key decision makers and the approval process within organizations
— Present PCA service options in multiple settings, including board meetings
— Negotiate and close partnerships with youth sports, schools, and other private, public, and non-profit organizations
— Schedule and maintain pro-active relationship with all Partners & Clients     
— Foster high level of morale & commitment towards PCA
— Represent PCA and/or helping to organize special events and PR opportunities

— Base salary, plus commission and bonus structure
— Salary commensurate with experience

— Medical, dental and vision
— 12 days of vacation starting first year
— 12 holidays a year
— 403(b) retirement plan


Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Please describe your connection to the local community. If applicable, please include any membership organizations you are involved in.

  3. YES/NO: I have previous experience working with non-profits. If YES, please describe.

  4. YES/NO: I have previous experience using CRM systems. If YES, please describe.

  5. YES/NO: I have previous coaching experience in youth sports. If YES, please describe.

  6. YES/NO: I have participated in youth sports as a player. If YES, in which sports and at what levels?

  7. YES/NO: I aspire to be a sales professional. IF YES, what interests you about sales?

  8. YES/NO: I have 1-2 years of previous sales experience. If YES, please describe. How much revenue did you generate?

  9. Why are you passionate about the PCA mission?

  10. What interests you about this position?

  11. Why are you right for this position?

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