Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks a Corporate Partnerships Coordinator for our Chicago Region.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship building, communication, and project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.
Reporting to the Development Manager (DM), the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator (CPC) serves on the Chicago Development Team and will ensure high-quality experiences for Spark volunteers by leading efforts to recruit, train, support and develop a community of more than 400 volunteers and mentors annually. This includes building and leveraging relationships to effectively manage volunteer recruitment, compliance, training, and support across Chicago’s 35+ corporate partners, ensuring the required 2:5 volunteer to student ratio for Spark Labs and that 100% of students are matched on-time with a mentor for Spark Mentorships.
Additionally, the CPC will ensure a vibrant and connected network of Spark volunteers/mentors by leading the Ambassador Task Force, the annual Mentoring Matters campaign, and supporting the execution of mentor appreciation and fundraising events. As a member of the organization’s development team, the CPC will also contribute to Spark’s local and national development strategy.