Job Opportunity for Strategic Partnerships Manager at Navgurukul

Website Navgurukul

We ( run a one-year residential course for students from underrepresented communities to learn Software Engineering – get jobs (vocation!) and work towards the betterment of the surrounding communities (this is what we need, really – more problem solvers!). We have launched an online course and are currently working with 1000+ learners. We have a capacity of 750 students in our residential centers (300 in two campuses of Bangalore, 240 in Pune, 150 in Tripura and 60 in Dharamshala). More than 220 students have gotten jobs as Software Programmers after pursuing our courses.

 Our campuses are completely self-governed spaces that are totally managed by the students. Cooking food, making products from locally grown bamboo, and learning to code. The students at NavGurukul lead everything on their own.

About the Outreach Team

The Partnership & Outreach team collaborates with NGOs, Government Bodies, Groups, and Individuals to identify and mobilize students for our 1-year of fully-funded residential program in Software Engineering. This deck will give you a detailed understanding of our program. Till now, the team has partnered with 9 Government bodies entities and 100+ NGOs across the country to bring the students to the campus. Our partners mobilize the students and the rest of the work is taken care of by us.

We are a tiny team of 4-5 young hustlers who bring the varied experiences of NGOs, Corporate, Policy, Community, Youth, etc. We are looking for co-conspirators and fellows stuck-on-impact team members in our chaos, madness, intensity, deadlines, and a lot of masti.

If you feel passionate about bringing change, committed, shameless, and persuasive, this is the right place for you!

About the Role

You’d be working with the outreach team to create and nurture partnerships especially with Corporate towards placements and fundraising. In addition, you’d be supporting the team and help in the partnerships with other NPOs and Governments.


Partnership Strategy and Establishing Partnerships

  • Lead the process in developing systematic approaches to selecting partners, and in identifying and pursuing strategic partnerships for placement and overall growth of the organization
  • As part of the strategy, clearly articulate a vision for NavGurukul partnerships, and help promote that vision with NavGurukul staff and partners.
  • Assess the current partnership portfolio identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks related to current partners.
  • Identify and explore new partnerships, including the updating of the partnership mapping and establishing relationships for collaborating on programming and capacity building
  • Review existing partnering resources and identify additional needs to support capacity assessment, monitoring, project cycle management, etc.

Partnership Management and Capacity Development:

  • Coordinate key processes and actions between and among partners and NavGurukul staff;
  • Establish and orient staff and partners on principles of partnership and partnership management; facilitate onboarding of new partners; build the capacity of NG staff to effectively work withpartners;
  • In collaboration with partners, plan and facilitate regular partnership meetings with partners, ensuring that discussions are as constructive, relevant, and mutually beneficial as possible; Follow up to ensure that mutually-agreed-upon actions are met;
  • Coordinate across teams to carry out partner organizational capacity assessments. Analyze assessments to identify specific capacity building and organizational development needs, and provide training and targeted capacity strengthening support;
  • Conduct periodic partnership audits to check on the consistent application of core partnership strategy across projects and programs.
  • Work closely with operations to ensure partnership and risk assessments are conducted and relevant partnership functions and compliance maintained;
  • Work across departments to identify and address partnership-related action points, and to introduce new ways of working to make partnerships more effective.

Placement Systems and Policies:

Support Placements of NavGurukul students

  • Update current and design new recruiting procedures (e.g. student resumes, job-ready interviews structure, etc)
  • Work with each campus team to get job-ready students to face companies
  • Manage & update placement data.


Essential: Prior experience leading corporate partnerships (funding/non-funding), Comfortable working in a startup culture. 

Salary: Negotiable on the basis of experience

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