Posting: Midwest Partnership Coordinator - UpTogether

March 2, 2023

About Us
UpTogether believes every person is an expert in their own life. But too many systems in our society have been set up to prevent hardworking people from getting ahead.

That’s because in the U.S., there is a broadly held stereotype that if you’re experiencing poverty or financial hardship, it’s solely your fault. After all, others have “pulled themselves up by their bootstraps” and you can too. 

UpTogether knows that’s not true. Poverty is a policy choice. That’s why starting in 2023, we renewed our focus on a bold goal of changing systems and policies so all people in the United States are seen and invested in for their strengths, and able to build power, reinforce their autonomy and drive their own economic and social mobility.

The Position
Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, Midwest, the Midwest Partnership Coordinator will support the development of the regional fundraising strategy that creates a pipeline of donors and grows the adoption of UpTogether’s strength-based approach. The Midwest Partnership Coordinator will play an integral role, alongside the Midwest Partnership Director and the Senior Manager, to support the operations of the region and the cultivation of regional philanthropic and government partners.

The Partnership Coordinator is a part of a regional team and will create a fundraising pipeline strategy and operational processes. This is a 100% remote position (based in the midwest, including, but not limited to the following states: IL, OH, MI, MN, WI, IN) and a solid internet connection and functional work environment are required.

The coordinator should have at least two years of experience in development, project coordination, data coordination, and portfolio coordination. This position works across time zones and is disciplined, flexible, creative, inspirational, and supportive.



  • Support a robust regional pipeline of partners and donors.
  • Identify and outreach to prospective donors.
  • Draft and/or edit grant proposals, LOIs, and impact reports with member stories.
  • Compile metrics, outcomes, and accompanying analyses, as needed.
  • Manage and secure general operational portfolio.

Regional support

  • Data management and coordination across several platforms including Salesforce
  • Provide operational and infrastructural support to the Midwest team, including partner communications, and data management.
  • Track deadlines, support contract execution, support community partners, and documentation of processes and systems.


  • Data analysis and reporting via UpTogether internal platforms to track fund participation, payment status, participant demographics, and additional data points to share externally with partners.
  • Manage and create funds for donor partners.  
  • Ensure deadlines and goals are met

Team building and management

  • Supporting and collaborating with the regional fundraising team 
  • Assist with the management of all cross-team requests


  • Two years of experience and proven track record of securing grants/gifts and donations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Salesforce and online donor tracking systems. 

Other qualifications include:

  • Strong preference for candidates based in the midwest.
  • Comfort interacting with a diverse group of stakeholders. A passion for building relationships and having conversations that challenge ingrained assumptions about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)  communities and people experiencing poverty
  • Exceptional communication, written and verbal; skilled at making complex information easy to understand
  • Experience with development constituent management software; preferably Salesforce
  • Excited and energized by a dynamic work environment
  • Keenly interested in learning from others 
  • Have a functional work environment and solid internet connection
  • Demonstrated leadership through learning, creating solutions, and accountability.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing environment, flexible in the pursuit of goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to, or passion for, our mission; deep belief and trust in the innate capabilities of families and communities with low-income; willingness to engage in conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about people with low-incomes and people of color.
  • A deep belief in and operates according to UpTogether’s core values 
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; familiarity with Google applications a plus

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and vacation. Salary range is $55,000–$65,000 and commensurate with experience.

Inclusion Statement
We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. We encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via this link: Apply Here. Your cover letter should outline how your personal and/or work history will contribute to the mission of UpTogether. We ask that you do not include a photo or image of yourself on your resume or cover letter. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.


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