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Urban Green Lab

Director of Partnerships

Urban Green Lab


Job Summary

Director of Partnerships for Urban Green Lab 

Are you passionate about sustainability and community education? Urban Green Lab, based in Nashville, TN, is seeking a dynamic individual to join us as Director of Partnerships. Since 2009, Urban Green Lab has been dedicated to teaching communities how to live sustainably, envisioning a city where sustainability is a part of everyday life 

Our Values

At Urban Green Lab, sustainability is a human right. We believe in a compassionate, inclusive, and just approach to sustainability education. Our values include:

  • Sustainability for All:  Regardless of race, place, or identity, sustainability is for everyone.
  • Education Leads to Action:  We empower people to make meaningful changes by making sustainability education simple and fun.
  • Collaboration Makes Us Stronger:  We achieve more when we work together creatively, accountable, and in harmony.
  • Stewardship:  Taking care of what we have is essential. We are committed to using resources responsibly and transparently.

Company Culture

Urban Green Lab fosters a human-centric work environment, offering flexible schedules, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative culture. Our office in Marathon Village offers a flexible work-life balance, with occasional evening and weekend event attendance required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity

Urban Green Lab is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Partnerships will work under the supervision of the Senior Director of Operations to build a community of businesses and individuals who support our mission financially. This role involves cultivating corporate sponsorships, managing individual relationships, and launching a new membership program. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and other team members to execute fundraising campaigns and activities. The Director of Partnerships will be responsible for a specific portfolio of business and individual relationships and giving levels, both of which will evolve and grow over time.


We are seeking a candidate who is:

  • Passionate about our mission
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative
  • An authentic relationship builder
  • Proactive, dependable, and a team player
  • Diplomatic with excellent communication skills
  • Positive, flexible, and inclusive
  • Humble, gracious, and maintains high integrity

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced fundraising experience
  • Comfort working with businesses and negotiating financial commitments
  • Knowledge of gift stewardship regulations and best practices
  • Proficiency in connecting with diverse donors
  • Experience with grant writing and cross-functional teamwork
  • Understanding of sustainable living principles (preferred)

Additional Information


Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary in the $65,000-$70,000 range, plus benefits including health insurance, retirement contributions, paid time off, parental leave, and more.

How to Apply

Nonprofit Leadership LLC has been retained to lead this search. Please email your resume and cover letter to elle@nonprofit-leadership.com. Please note “Director of Partnerships for Urban Green Lab” in the Subject Line. In your cover letter, please share your biggest fundraising success that showcases your passion and experience in development. Applications are due Friday, May 17, 2024.

To learn more about Urban Green Lab and for the full position description: https://urbangreenlab.org/director-partnerships-job-listing/


  • Date Posted: April 24, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 07/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000
  • Working Hours: M-F 9-5PM