Job was posted on:
March 10, 2023

Partnership Manager

full-time | remote


Partnerships Manager

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About New Power Labs

COVID-19 has brought to light society’s growing inequalities, systemic discrimination, and disproportionate impact on marginalized communities. From impact investing to philanthropy to venture capital, there is significant bias and discrimination in capital flows and we have an opportunity and obligation to do better.

In response to this challenge, New Power Labs (“NPL”) was formed as a ‘think and do tank’ that acts as an inclusive, collaborative platform to inform, empower, and mobilize new approaches and practices to flow capital more equitably.

NPL aggregates and synthesizes knowledge and resources and leads research to uncover and share actionable tools and best practices transforming how equity, diversity and inclusion are applied by practitioners. We work in partnership across the capital spectrum, from philanthropy to impact investing to venture capital and bank financing.

NPL is a movement with a growing set of partners working to increase access to and allocate capital for excluded communities. Our growing group of founding partners includes Coast Capital, Community Foundations of Canada, DUCA Impact Lab, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and WES Mariam Assefa Fund.

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The Opportunity

New Power Labs is hiring a Partnerships Manager to support New Power Lab's work with capital deployers across Canada. This position is ideal for a strategic relationship builder who has experience in movement building. This person will play a critical role to help bring together partners to transform the lives of Canadians by supporting more inclusive capital flows in Canada.

On a day-to-day basis, the Partnerships Manager will be involved in many aspects of partnership management, including outreach to community partners and revenue-generating partners, relationship management and monitoring, grant writing, project administration, and coordination of meetings, events, and special projects.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage week-to-week contact with a variety of partners, including funders, practice partners, and well as non-profit community partners.
  • Liaise with Executive Director to identify and develop relationships with strategic partners and catalysts. Leverage CRM software to track opportunities and follow-up.
  • Work with strategic partners to build and grow a movement for more inclusive capital flow. This includes supporting programming and convenings for partners across engagement points.
  • Implement education strategy to inform and inspire Canadians to support their journey in centering equity, diversity, and inclusion in flows of capital, move our learnings into the mainstream, and build awareness for further research, partnerships, and adoption.
  • Implement convenings strategy, coordinating with our research team to help move research into practice, by convening and working with partners and sector leaders to share insights, test and adopt new processes and practices, connect with networks and curate conversations to advance learning, and build commitment towards deeper partnerships and new approaches.
  • Work with the Research Lead to set benchmarks to measure equity, create useful tools for practitioner partners, and leverage our insights and platform to build a movement that helps organisational partners set targets and drive accountability around equity, diversity and inclusion work.
  • Support the revenue generation strategy through support of the grant-writing process, partnership development and ongoing relationship management of current partners.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to support their work, coordination and planning.
  • Administrative support of the partnerships process, balancing priorities with ease. This includes calendar management and coordinating meetings, both internal and external.
  • Communications support (internal and external), including responding to email inquiries and supporting presentation preparation and reporting processes.
  • Proactively develop systems and processes to support smooth and effective operations.


New Power Labs will offer an annual salary of $70,000-$80,000 for full-time work, plus benefits.


To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume/CV outlining how you meet the following specific qualifications:

Required skills/expertise:

  • Minimum 4-6 years of partnership or movement-building experience in public policy, social services, charitable sector, economics, sociology, finance, or related fields. A solid understanding of how to explore, vet and close partnerships, including revenue-generating partnerships.
  • Knowledge on access to capital: working knowledge of how capital-deploying organizations, across philanthropy, impact investing, venture capital, banks/credit unions flow capital.
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI): working knowledge and expertise in, and passion for, EDI-related topics and will be aligned to the kind of changes that NPL aims at accelerating within Canadian society.
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience managing multiple partnership projects, along with solid general project management skills, is required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organised and process-oriented.
  • Ability to problem solve and diagnose issues quickly, and foresee potential issues.
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work with diverse colleagues and clients to ensure operational excellence.
  • Structured thinking, exceptional attention to detail, organized and process-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Builder with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Desirable assets:

  • Strong understanding of the barriers to financial inclusion.
  • Experience working in financial services is a strong asset.
  • Experience and comfort working in a startup environment. Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • A post-secondary degree or equivalent practical experience preferred.
  • Bilingual (English with professional capacity of written/oral French).
  • Familiarity with basic Google Suite products (Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive) and CRM software (Hubspot).
  • Experience working in a consulting or management role is an asset.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity + Inclusion

New Power Labs is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our team, including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Additional Information

The role is a full-time role. Remote, with regular in-person meetings in Toronto or other locations across Canada, is possible. The team in Toronto is moving to a hybrid working structure. All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed.

In your cover letter, include your thoughts on how New Power Labs can help to increase capital to underfunded and overlooked Canadians.

Application Deadline

March 26, 2023 at 12:00am EST.

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New Power Labs is a collaborative platform to inform, co-create, and mobilize new approaches and practices to flow capital more equitably.
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