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Marketing Manager - Partnerships

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024


Tech is ubiquitous. Tech solutions for social problems are not. An emerging class of startups is building tech to solve these social problems. They are tech nonprofits. Fast Forward bridges the tech and nonprofit sectors to build capacity for tech nonprofits, so they can scale solutions to our world’s most urgent problems.

To date, Fast Forward’s portfolio of tech nonprofits have impacted 186M lives and raised $753M in follow-on funding. 84% of the portfolio have a founder who has personal experience with the problem, 62% have a founder who is a woman, and 73% have a founder who is a person of color.

As the first and only organization focused exclusively on scaling startups that combine the best tech with sustainable nonprofit business models, Fast Forward’s mission is to accelerate impact. Visit us: http://www.ffwd.org.


Fast Forward is seeking a Marketing Manager to develop marketing partnerships that grow the tech nonprofit sector and our AI for Humanity program. This role is for a partner-focused marketer who deeply cares about Fast Forward’s mission, is excited by the positive impact that AI-powered nonprofits will have, and has a special flair for developing relationships. Together with our partners and tech nonprofits, this marketer will advance both Fast Forward and our partners’ goals.

The ideal candidate is a natural relationship builder and strong project manager who understands how to bring a project to life. They are looking for an opportunity to work in an inspiring and dynamic environment where their attention to detail, communication skills, and partner-focus will truly shine.

This position is based in San Francisco, CA; it is a full-time, in-office role (no remote work).


Marketing Partnerships:

  • Act as the primary account manager for marketing initiatives that involve existing partners.
  • In partnership with the marcomms team, execute on marketing deliverables which may include co-written content, marketing/communications kits, content exchanges, press pushes, etc.
  • Develop strategies for securing new marketing partnerships with aligned brands, organizations, and external channels that could move the needle for the tech nonprofit sector.
  • Take point on organizing and preparing Fast Forward for external speaking opportunities and other collaborations.

Project Management:

  • Develop and manage detailed project plans and timelines for partnership marketing initiatives.


We're looking for someone with these specific traits and experience:

  • 4-5+ years of relevant experience in marketing - experience with partnerships and event marketing a plus!
  • Excellent communication and relational skills – can build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail and doesn’t make low-effort mistakes.
  • Passionate about the impact and potential of social impact tech.
  • Strategic thinker who can develop, document, and execute on an impactful strategy.
  • Skilled in project management. Can take a project from idea to successful execution (and manage everything that happens in between).
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing startup environment.


  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • 401k retirement plan & employer matching
  • Office is located in a beautiful national park - The Presidio - with free transit to/from downtown San Francisco!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Most importantly, input on the office snack order

Note: In accordance with federal, state, and local safety guidelines, this role is expected to be performed in-person, in San Francisco.

Fast Forward is a social justice organization founded on the idea that those with proximity to the problem should have proximity to the power to fix them. Our true north is empowering tech nonprofit leaders with the tools, community, and capital they need to scale solutions for underserved groups, and we know that a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is inextricable from that pursuit. Read our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Guidelines to learn how we approach DEI across our investments, community, and workplace.

Fast Forward is an equal opportunity employer.