Parkes Philanthropy

Operations & Business Development Associate

Job Logistics Summary

Posted on: 
February 14, 2023
  • Position: Operations & Business Development Associate
  • Type: Part-time
  • Compensation: $20/hour, or open to retainer structure


We are seeking a freelance Operations & Business Development Associate to work closely with Parkes Philanthropy leadership on projects across business development, administration, and operations. This is a role with tremendous room for growth, and a great fit for anyone seeking to get in at the ground floor of a fast-growing impact startup to gain experience in partnership development, operations, and project management.

Parkes Philanthropy is an impact consultancy equipping nonprofits, corporations, and individuals with the ideas, resources, and support they need to positively impact the world. We proudly partner with a diverse portfolio of nonprofits and businesses committed to advancing social impact, as well as a network of strategic partners who share our vision, including WeHero, Givebutter, WeThrive, Classy, and iWave.

We build customized teams and offer on-demand experts to help achieve individuals, nonprofits, and companies achieve their impact goals. The backbone of Parkes Philanthropy are our talented Consultants, a collective of result-oriented individuals who have each demonstrated the commitment and ability to create change through a lifelong career dedicated to positive social impact.

Parkes Philanthropy has been named a Top Standout Firm for 2022 by GrantsPlus and a 2023 Top Impact Award Winner by Real Leaders Magazine.


  1. Business Development:
  • Manage CRM (Hubspot) to ensure opportunities are tracked through close
  • Manage outreach to potential new partners, including: researching new opportunities, drafting emails, and creating collateral as needed
  • Support coordination with potential partners, including drafting briefs, scheduling meetings, and ensuring follow up on action items from leadership
  1. Administration:
  • Support scheduling for COO and CEO
  • Compose and edit emails, meeting minutes, and other documents
  • Assist with meeting preparation, including preparing briefs, creating agendas, and coordinating schedules as needed
  1. Operations:
  • Support COO with standardizing processes and implementing new systems
  • Support regular website maintenance (Wordpress)
  • Maintain organization of shared files across multiple workstreams


  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong project management skills and follow through
  • Demonstrated commitment or interest in the social sector
  • Demonstrated ability to form relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working independently and proactively
  • Comfortable working on remote, asynchronous teams and using collaborative technology


Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and skills via email to Caitlin Kawaguchi at and include “Operations & Business Development Associate” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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