Identify my job (government/nonprofit) so I can find a different one
February 3, 2014 1:43 PM Subscribe
What is in a job title? What partnership building jobs exist in the public and nonprofit sectors?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I appreciate many aspects of my job but there are a lot of things I don't like about my employer. So, I would like to have my eyes open for other opportunities - the trouble is I don't know how to describe what I do and what other similar positions are out there.
My current job title is Strategic Partnerships Manager and I work for a Housing Authority. The Housing Authority is a quasi-governmental entity. My job consists of building partnerships with outside agencies/nonprofits to create and improve programs to serve low-income populations. I also work on fundraising including building relationships that may lead to grants or other opportunities. Lastly, I work on some special projects including coordinating (sort of managing) a small community center (where a number of human services nonprofits and governmental agencies are co-located and offer services). I schedule my own day and have meetings around the city as I deem appropriate. I like the freedom of my job and I really enjoy working with my peers at outside agencies and nonprofits.
What are some similar job - especially in the public/nonprofit sectors? I don't know of other Strategic Partnerships Managers in government or nonprofits (I just made up that title when I helped develop my position). I'm in the U.S.