Partnerships & Outreach Associate

Partnerships & Outreach Associate

Reports to: Senior Manager of Educational Partnerships

*Cover Letter & Resume Required*


Oakland Promise is available to young learners (from newborns to college students) and their families who reside in Oakland. OP offers every child financial resources, educational programming, mentorship, and a supportive community to help them and their families, to seek out and thrive in higher education and the career of their choosing. The mission of the Oakland Promise is to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle to college and career achievement. The Oakland Promise includes four programs: Brilliant Baby, Kindergarten to College (K2C), College Access, and College Completion. Our program strategies touch the lives of children and families in early childhood (ages 0-5), elementary, middle and high school; and culminate in multi-year scholarships and support for students in college.

About the Programs 

The Brilliant Baby (BB) program supports children’s early healthy development and school-readiness by setting up College Savings Accounts (CSAs) for babies, offering financial coaching and early learning resources to parents and caregivers, and building a supportive community for the whole family.  Brilliant Baby supports parents’ early expectations for their child’s educational success.

Oakland Promise Kindergarten to College (K2C) helps K through 5th graders in Oakland think of themselves as college-and career-bound individuals. We provide scholarships, as well as technical support and incentives to families who open a family-owned college savings account. Additionally, we provide program support to build a college- and career-going identity within students, which includes Cal Day, college visits, family and student workshops, scholarship celebrations, and more.

College Access serves both middle and high school students in Oakland’s district and charter schools. Our vision is to support all students in accessing a clear and solid path to post-secondary educational experiences that lead to a variety of career options – 2-year, 4-year, and vocational or technical programs. Our goal is to offer integrated programming to students and families that targets the elimination of structural and cultural barriers to intergenerational social mobility. 

College Completion supports college and CTE students with scholarships and persistence support and equips students with social and emotional support through mentoring, peer advising, counseling, retreats, and scholarship distribution. Oakland Promise designs holistic educational programming to create a culture of career and college preparedness in students, families, and educators, so we can dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland public schools.

Job Purpose 

Oakland Promise seeks a detail-oriented and collaborative associate with excellent organizational, communication, and systems management skills and a passion for expanding opportunities for Oakland children and families. The Partnerships & Outreach Associate will be a part of an innovative and dynamic team tasked with streamlining stakeholders (partners, mentors, and scholars) outreach efforts to create more visibility for OP programs, resources, and partnerships at scale. The team works to create cohesive and collaborative systems to generate internal and external efficiencies. 

This role is an in-person/hybrid role, and we require you to reside in Oakland/ Bay Area.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Support with thought partnerships and execution as related to maintaining communication and engagement, as directed by  Senior Manager, with community, educational, corporate, and nonprofit partnerships for programmatic teams and organization wide to support direct service work 
  • Support with logistics and coordination of partner convenings and engagement events and stakeholder meetings 
  • Organize administrative and financial logistics such as tracking expenses, maintain partnerships database, and Salesforce recording keeping of partnership opportunities and agreements 
  • Attend internal programming events and external community engagement events and meetings to network and build relationships with schools, higher educational institutions, and organizations supporting education
  • Support the increase of partnership value by analyzing metrics, develop engagement plans and sharing highlights with programs
  • Collaborate with programs to coordinate and implement informational sessions on opportunities and resources for OP’s target demographics
  • Support with researching and providing recommendations on prospective partnerships that align with Oakland Promise to enhance and scale programming
  • Create and edit digital content for program outreach and informational materials 
  • Develop materials for partner onboarding and/or offboarding process
  • Support with maintaining resource-sharing systems between programs, including making website updates, newsletters, and social media content
  • Present on Oakland Promise programming to prospective partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially for OP’s target demographics
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing deadlines 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills 
  • Deep commitment to and passion for the vision of the Oakland Promise 
  • Proficiency in GSuite/Microsoft, Canva, WordPress, Campaign Monitor, & Salesforce preferred 
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to operate effectively with limited direct management

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous partnerships and outreach experience 
  • Proficient with Salesforce Databases 
  • Experience with Canva or other graphics programs 
  • Experience in the fields of education, partnerships, college access or college success
  • Knowledge of and connections to Oakland communities 


  • Full-time exempt position, $63k-$65k
  • Oakland Promise offers 401k, medical, dental, and vision benefits, vacation, and sick-time.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

Application Process: 

We are looking for candidates with availability to start immediately, and encourage you to apply if you are interested in and qualified for the position. 

To apply: Send a single PDF (NOT a Microsoft Word document) of a resume and thoughtful cover letter to [email protected] with “Partnerships & Outreach Associate- [Your Name]” in the subject line. Please use your last name and first initial (ex: Doe_J) as the filename of your PDF containing your resume and cover letter. 

Failure to follow these instructions may delay the review of your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews. Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.

Oakland Promise is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Oakland Promise is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Application Process:

Make a huge difference in the Oakland community! Join our team! Send applications to [email protected].