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10 Feb 2021

Full-Time Senior Manager, Partnerships and Outreach

Empatico – Posted by Empatico Anywhere

Job Description

Who We Are

In today’s world, our differences can feel greater than what brings us together. Borders, political views, and digital bubbles are dividing us. The world needs human connection and empathy more than ever. Empatico is a free platform created to foster empathy among the future generation and prepare them for a world in which strong intercultural relationships are vital for success. Our mission is to connect classrooms around the world to enable children to experience meaningful interactions by discovering how their peers live and recognize their shared humanity. 


Empatico’s core product is a browser-based platform for primary and lower secondary school educators connecting their students in different communities through the use of a matching algorithm, video, chat messaging, and file-sharing technology along with high-quality classroom activities that address social-emotional competencies. The platform is compatible with in-person, remote, and hybrid learning environments and gives teachers access to facilitator guides and professional development resources that equip them to better promote empathy and understanding in the classroom. 


Empatico is in its fourth year of operation, was the recipient of a World Changing Ideas Award, has been recently featured on NBC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News Kids Edition, and CNN. We offer a fast-paced, innovative, start-up culture, with a high-energy, mission-driven work environment and the opportunity to work with a high-performing, collaborative, passionate team working towards a better future. Empatico has entered into an exciting stage of our growth, expanding into new markets and experimenting with innovative products and services — with the ultimate goal of transforming the education space through our work.  


Empatico has received generous seed funding from The KIND Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to foster kinder and more empathetic communities by investing in programs that will have a scalable, lasting impact.


What You’ll Do

At this critical stage of Empatico’s growth, we seek to deepen and expand partnerships between Empatico and like-minded organizations that share our vision and commitment for empathy and bridge-building.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated partnerships lead to expand our external relationships as well as support our marketing and communications strategy. This individual will work cross-functionally across the organization and play an integral role in creating a unified external message for the organization, supporting Empatico’s growth goals, and cultivating Empatico’s community of engaged educators and students. The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator, both written and verbal, and is comfortable with many types of people in a variety of settings. This position will report to the Head of Programs and Partnerships, work closely with the organization leadership, and collaborate with most team members across the organization.


The scope of work for this role may evolve but will primarily focus on the following areas:

  • Identify and generate new partnerships; reengage and grow existing relationships
  • Conduct prospect research and lead efforts to expand the pipeline of Empatico’s potential partners through thoughtful outreach and relationship-building and management, representing Empatico at key events and conferences (virtually and eventually in person)
  • Build and manage a portfolio of partners and prospects that may include like-minded organizations, technology platforms, corporate partners and other businesses, funders, community leaders, districts, etc.
  • Create and refine the systems, processes, and tools for building and managing a partnerships pipeline, establishing clear goals, metrics, and performance measurements for stakeholder communications
  • Partner closely with program and product teams to identify strategic opportunities for new programs and meet organization objectives
  • Play a key role in shaping Empatico’s external narrative and support efforts to amplify Empatico’s brand, position, and thought leadership in empathy and education spaces
  • Support Empatico’s communications and marketing strategies, encompassing key messaging, digital outreach, and earned media opportunities


What You’ll Bring to Empatico

You have/are:

  • At least 5-7 years of professional experience in education technology, startup environment, and/or mission-driven organization
  • Experience managing strategic relationships across diverse contexts with an ability to understand and empathize with others, build trust, and inspire
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in education and technology and/or the skill/motivation to learn about these sectors
  • Takes initiative, with strong attention to detail and ability to manage a comprehensive workload and prioritize competing timelines
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel 30-40% of the time (when timing is appropriate) 
  • A sense of humor and the ability to laugh



  • Experience as an educator
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages
  • Experience in marketing and communications by successfully supporting brand alignment, digital marketing, product marketing, and/or the knowledge of the current marketing landscape within the education technology sector and digital platforms

What Empatico Offers

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Generous paid time off
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with organizational matching
  • Flexible work environment
  • A chance to be part of a mission-driven organization and team that is dedicated to changing the world for the better


At Empatico (the signature initiative of The KIND Foundation), we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. The KIND Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

How to Apply

How to Apply To apply, please submit your application with resume and cover letter through Workable. If you are excited about this position but feel you may not meet all the requirements, please apply anyway. We welcome candidates with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Education and Technology.

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