We’re Hiring: Community Partnerships Manager

August 3rd, 2023

Category: News

Rodel is hiring!

Job title: Community Partnerships Manager

Summary: Rodel seeks a Community Partnerships Manager with experience in Delaware grassroots advocacy to engage stakeholders, partners, and the community to work together in support of Rodel’s vision. The Community Partnerships Manager will draw upon relationships and experience with a wide range of communities to build and strengthen advocacy around Rodel’s policy priorities. This person will report to the Senior Vice President and will work collaboratively across the organization.

What You’ll Do

Relationship Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with key partner organizations, stakeholders, and community members to advance our policy agenda
  • Build external relationships with our partners, including serving on boards and commissions
  • Manage ongoing relationships with partner organizations to support collective work towards shared goals (for example, through coalitions, grants, and formal or informal partnerships)
  • Represent Rodel at external events, including community meetings, policymaker convenings, and partners’ events


Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Support government affairs strategy and advocacy efforts of coalitions, including the Vision Coalition, Early Childhood Coalition/First State Pre-K, and the Education Equity Coalition
  • Lead and support authentic community engagement through focus groups and roundtables
  • Identify key voices to amplify, recruit community members, and connect them with the right opportunities to advocate on behalf of Delaware students in support of Rodel priorities
  • Conduct trainings for community members and advocates on policy, advocacy and the legislative process in service of Rodel priorities
  • Design, prepare for and facilitate meetings and discussions with community members and partner organizations in support of Rodel’s organizational goals and with an eye to moving beyond discussion and towards collective action


Development and Communications

  • Contribute to research on potential funding partnerships and development of grant proposals
  • Collaborate with communications and research team to produce talking points, one-pagers, collateral, branding, and social media to support Rodel’s advocacy strategy


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships with a diverse array of partners and stakeholders, including building upon existing strong relationships and build new relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, internal and external to Rodel
  • Strong external engagement skills including public speaking and creating materials in Word and PowerPoint to support effective meetings and events
  • Ability to develop advocacy initiatives aligned to Rodel’s goals
  • Strong understanding of political process and advocacy strategies
  • Experience with planning and coordinating projects with multiple partners to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exercise impeccable judgement and act in alignment with Rodel’s values
  • Ability to work both independently and engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment.
  • Strong prioritization, time management, and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office suite


Required Experience:

  • Meaningful experience in grassroots and community engagement is required.
  • Experience working in Delaware highly preferred.
  • Experience with legislative policy making and/or issue campaigns preferred.
  • Experience in education and/or nonprofit organizations preferred.


Compensation and Benefits

Rodel is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package, including dedicated professional development resources to support your growth in the role. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000, commensurate with education and experience.


Hybrid work environment that is based in Delaware.

To Apply

Submit to Tiffany Trawick via email at ttrawick@rodelde.org.

  • Resume
  • Typed response (no more than 250 words) to the following question:
    • Provide an example of how you have centered the voice of those most impacted into the design and execution of an issue campaign or project.


Responses can be submitted as a Word document, PDF, or in the body of an email.

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