Partnership Manager - Seattle with Positive Coaching Alliance in Seattle, WA

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Position: Partnership Manager – Seattle (WA)

About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) ( is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998. PCA provides training to coaches, parents, youth athletes, and youth sports organization leaders on how to use the youth sports experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and "life lessons” and to develop not only Better Athletes but more importantly Better People!  Through partnerships with more than 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 18,000+ workshops for leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on using sports to teach life lessons. PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with Chapters in 18 cities, states and regions.

The Partnership Manager – Seattle is responsible for prospecting, qualifying, developing and closing partnership opportunities in Washington.  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 – Seattle will report to the Chapter Executive Director – Seattle with support from 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
— 11 holidays a year
— 403(b) retirement plan


Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What interests you about this position?

  3. Why are you passionate about the PCA mission?

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

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

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

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

  8. Why are you right for this position?

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