XPRIZE is a global future-positive movement of over 1M people and rising, delivering truly radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. For over 25 years, XPRIZE has used competitions as the most efficient way to leverage philanthropic investment for impact and an exponential return, in some cases multiplying prize purses 10x – 50x. The first-ever XPRIZE competition, the $10 Million Ansari XPRIZE for sub-orbital spaceflight, captured the world’s imagination and catalyzed a multi-billion-dollar commercial private space industry. XPRIZE most recently made headlines by launching the largest incentive prize in history, $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation on Earth Day 2021, with a goal to rebalance Earth’s carbon cycle. In total, XPRIZE has launched 25 competitions with more than $293 Million in prize purses. Join XPRIZE to help create a better future for everyone, everywhere.
XPRIZE Foundation is seeking an experienced Director within the XPRIZE Advancement organization to lead the efforts in identifying and securing sponsorships for our prizes/challenges, alliances and events, from foundations and corporate partners. Reporting to the SVP of Advancement & Alliances Sponsorships, the successful candidate will lead a small team of specialists who will develop advancement strategies for new initiatives, perform outreach and sponsor pitches, negotiate and finalize sponsorship terms, and maintain sponsor relationships going forward.
Responsibilities will also include identifying and cultivating strategic partners and individuals who can assist with XPRIZE fundraising efforts and bring new sponsors to the XPRIZE ecosystem.
The appropriate candidate should be comfortable and have a proven track record in closing sponsorship (or other) deals with large corporations, engaging with senior level (CxO) counterparts, with program sizes from $5-$30+M. The Advancement Director will have the opportunity to leverage the extensive XPRIZE network and ecosystem to identify and engage new sponsor candidates, but also develop strategies to increase our reach and bring new sponsors into the XPRIZE Family.
Internally, the Advancement Director will work closely with our thought leaders, prize designers, operations staff, business affairs and finance to align value propositions, sponsor motivations, prize budget and sponsorship agreements.
The XPRIZE FOUNDATION is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.
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