Partnerships Coordinator

San Francisco, California, United States | Business Development | Full-time | Partially remote

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Common Sense (commonsense.org) is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

Every day, millions of families turn to Common Sense for trusted advice and unbiased ratings. We offer the largest library of independent, age-based, and educational ratings and reviews for everything your kids want to watch, play, read, and learn. Our movie and TV ratings are available on Target.com, Xfinity, Apple TV, and many other partner platforms helping families make smart media choices. Through our schools program, we provide educators with a curriculum that teaches the essential digital citizenship and literacy skills every student needs to succeed. We also work with policymakers, industry leaders, and concerned parents, caregivers, and teachers to improve the media and education landscape for kids, families, and schools.

Common Sense Media's age-appropriate media reviews (of movies, TV shows, games, apps, books, podcasts, and websites) and parenting advice are licensed to leading media and technology companies that include Comcast, Target, Sky, Apple, and Vudu.com, among many others. 

We are seeking a full-time Partnerships Coordinator to provide logistical, administrative, and creative support to the Business Development team to support our new business and partnership goals.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, non-exempt
REPORTS TO: VP, Business Development
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, preferred, or remote for the right candidate

Please note: If this role allows for remote work, we will consider applicants for employment in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, and WA.

SOME OF WHAT YOU'LL DO: 

  • Assist with the implementation and execution of internal projects, including writing department recaps and developing presentation decks. 
  • Support research of new business prospects by investigating their product offerings, business models, and consumer sentiment.
  • Maintain accurate records of partner integrations in third-party platforms. 
  • Support the development of partnership reports to record impact and exposure. 
  • Work with the Editorial team to compile curation recommendations to be shared with partners on a monthly basis.
  • Track and compile data specific to the performance of Common Sense Media content within partner platforms in tandem with internal teams. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal requests to BD from other teams; this role will work closely with teams including Editorial, Product, and Marketing. 
  • Support VP on additional existing and new business partner-related projects as needed. The ability to pivot to new assignments and work against deadlines is essential to the role.
  • Be familiar with trades for partner news and industry trends. Keep team up to date on relevant news and be an active part of discussions around changes to industry and partners.
  • Compile and distribute internal quarterly newsletter updates.
  • Assist with generating partner invoices.
  • Maintain department files, tracking documents, and contact lists.
  • Maintain and update calendars, including partner visits, industry conferences, etc. 
  • Undertake general administrative tasks as required, including scheduling, expense reports, and travel arrangements.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accountability to deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Critical thinking and resourcefulness. 
  • Positive attitude: You're proactive, self-motivated, and eager to learn.
  • Ability to represent Common Sense in interactions with partners, potential partners, and other third parties.

WHAT WE NEED TO SEE ON YOUR RÉSUMÉ:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience in a related role; client-facing or entertainment media role a plus.
  • Experience in partnerships, sales, entertainment media, and/or business development strongly preferred.
  • Strong market research and analysis skills.
  • Ability to balance quick-moving timelines and ongoing projects.
  • The ability to work independently yet request assistance as needed.
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Workspace; experience building PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations a plus.
  • Salesforce experience a plus. 

THE X FACTOR:

  • You have great attention to detail and follow-through, with insatiable curiosity.
  • You have a true sense of ownership and are passionate about results.
  • You are a skilled communicator and collaborator, inspired by Common Sense's mission.
  • You have a great sense of humor—even when meeting tough deadlines.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Work with passionate professionals.
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits: medical, dental, vision, and fitness.
  • Matching 401(k).
  • Work-life balance.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids and families!

Common Sense values the diversity of its employees and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our values, please visit our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Common Sense will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. However, job offers are made on the condition that the applicant subsequently passes a criminal background check. If the background check indicates a prior criminal conviction, we will conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether the conviction should result in denial of employment.

 

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