Partnerships and Development Associate

Six-month role: January-June 2021

Partnerships and Development Associate

Posted on:

Monday 23rd November 2020

Application close:

Friday 8th January 2021




The B Team is offering the equivalent of a NY Living Wage, at $16.95 per hour, or £25,000 per annum pro-rated in London.

The B Team is seeking a Partnerships and Development Associate to join our team for a six-month role.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, journeys and life experiences. We believe that diversity is a strength and are looking forward to meeting with candidates that can bring fresh insight to the team. Our overview of the responsibilities of the role is not exhaustive, and we are open to meeting with impact-driven candidates that bring additional strengths to the table. If you do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the job description below, but still believe you could thrive in the role and support The B Team’s mission, we encourage you to apply.

Why You Should Work at The B Team

The B Team is a global collective of business and civil society leaders working to create new norms of corporate leadership and build an inclusive economy. Together, these Leaders are holding themselves and their peers accountable for a new way of doing business—one that measures success not only by financial performance but also by the health of people and our planet—for the benefit of generations to come. The B Team has taken steps to improve and strengthen its internal working culture, and is committed to ensuring that all staff are respected and valued, and that our collective work reflects our three core principles of sustainability, equality and transparency.

A lot can happen in six months, especially in the moment we’re in now. Our hope is that our new Partnerships and Development Associate will gain a deepened understanding of the climate, gender equality, human rights and transparency fields, with a specific focus on mobilizing business as an agent of positive change, and the critical role that philanthropic, civil society and other partners play in these efforts. This is an amazing growth position in a culture where everyone contributes to the greater strategic vision of an inclusive economy.

Job Description

You will play a central role to advance our partnership building and fundraising priorities and help strengthen monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) practices across the organization. A key element of the role will include research and mapping, supporting grant writing and reporting, and capturing and reflecting stories of impact. Reporting to the Head of Development and Engagement Catalyst, you will gain insight into the central functions of the organization and develop cross-cutting skills, with the opportunity to work across teams.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Help to identify new partnership and funding opportunities through desk research and mapping.
  • Coordinate internal processes and support more effective funder engagement.
  • Support grant writing and grant reporting, providing essential editing support.
  • Support the building of internal data systems to ensure continuous and accurate tracking of partner relations and funding opportunities.
  • Provide support on Leader and Leader team engagement (including convenings, Leader research, recruitment and onboarding).
  • Support a growing practice of learning and reflection across the organization.
  • Support the development of The B Team’s 2020 annual impact report by helping curate stories of impact and offering essential writing and editing support.

What We Offer

The Associate will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a deepened understanding of the role of business in driving positive change through internal company action and external advocacy, and how strategic partnerships help drive this work.
  • Build a portfolio of skills that are essential in non-profit practice and gain understanding of how to drive effective partnerships across business, civil society and philanthropy.
  • Collaborate, co-design, share and learn with a team where learning and practice are valued and fostered.

Profile of the Applicant

  • You are proactive, collaborative and interested in working with a dynamic global team.
  • You are passionate about partnership building.
  • You will bring strong writing, research, editing and organizational skills to the role.
  • You have interest or previous experience in a relevant area of work (e.g. fundraising, corporate partnerships, climate, gender equality, human rights, transparency).
  • You have experience using relationship management databases, preferably with some knowledge of the Salesforce CRM platform, or are willing to learn.
  • You are familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite (Google documents, Google sheets).
  • You have familiarity with, or interest in learning more about, the US/global foundation and philanthropic ecosystem.

How to Apply

Please apply for this role by sending a single PDF or Word document containing the following to Charlotte Burson at with the subject: Partnerships and Development Associate - [NAME].

  • Cover letter—tell us why you want to work for The B Team, what excites you about the job and what you are hoping to learn and gain from the role. The B Team is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization. In your application, please consider sharing how you would contribute to this goal, with reference to your personal or professional background and/or your aspirations for the future (max 1 page).
  • CV—let us know your educational and/or professional background (max 2 pages).

The deadline for applications is December 7th.


Our Work Environment: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all B Team staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. We have offices and staff based primarily in London and New York and would welcome applicants from either of these locations (or anywhere in the US or UK).

Job Requirements: This position is a remote-based role, and requires the use of a personal computer with internet access. Support can be provided by The B Team, as needed, to ensure that remote working conditions are sufficient for successful engagement in the role. The right to work either in the US or the UK is required.

Duration: Full-time, 40 hours per week, over a six-month period (with the possibility to extend).

Remuneration: The B Team is offering the equivalent of a NY Living Wage, at $16.95 per hour, or £25,000 per annum pro-rated in London.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are a committed equal opportunity employer and we strive not to discriminate based on ability, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, political or religious beliefs, national origin, race or ethnicity, skin color, health status, pregnancy, caring responsibility or any other basis prohibited by law. We are also committed to enhancing the diversity of our team and to ensuring an inclusive working environment for all B Team staff.

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