Director, Strategic Partnerships

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 


Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

The Marketing and Communications group provides the tools, resources and guidance to support our bankers and wealth managers in growing existing client relationships and building new ones. We serve as a strategic partner to our stakeholders in helping to maintain a best-in-class Net Promoter Score through safeguarding and promoting our brand of exceptional client service. 


The Social Impact team focuses on partners and programs that are consistent with First Republic’s commitment to building and supporting diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) communities. To strengthen the nonprofit ecosystem in our markets, the Social Impact team pursues a multidimensional approach that includes philanthropy, sponsorships, volunteerism, and beyond banking services for nonprofit clients.


The Director of Strategic Partnerships reports to the Vice President, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Brand Expansion, who is based in New York.  As a part of the Social Impact team, this role drives First Republic’s growth by building meaningful partnerships and strengthening changemakers in the communities First Republic serves.


The Director of Strategic Partnerships manages relationships with key nonprofit partners that First Republic supports annually through donations and sponsorships, marketing campaigns, and volunteer service.  The Director of Strategic Partnerships works closely with executives to select strategic partners and steward relationships to build the Bank’s brand, business, and reputation in our West Coast communities. The role requires someone who is motivated by building relationships, problem solving with imagination and a can-do spirit, and providing top client service. Excellent candidates will manage a portfolio of nonprofit partners, listening first to the partners’ needs, pain points, and aspirations and then collaborating across the Social Impact Team, Marketing department, and entire Bank to strengthen and support the partner organization. 


What you’ll do as a Director of Strategic Partnerships:

  • Negotiate sponsorships and manage asset inventory for strategic partnerships on West Coast (Bay Area, Portland, OR, Bellevue, WA)
  • Activate large partnerships working with executive stakeholders to optimize business development opportunities and serve as a brand champion for First Republic
  • Interface with colleagues to utilize sponsorship benefits and activate non-profits’ participation in First Republic’s client events
  • Create marketing content highlighting key partnerships through internal and external communications, including paid and earned media as appropriate.
  • Cultivate corporate relationships with Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Development Directors, Board members, and other key stakeholders at target nonprofit organizations
  • Collaborate with Relationship Managers and Nonprofit Business Bankers to prospect nonprofit organizations
  • Oversee the Bank’s participation in gala events, identifying bank hosts and client invitees, staffing with volunteers, and attending events as needed
  • Collaborate with Nonprofit Marketing colleagues to maintain inventory of existing non-profit partnerships and re-assess portfolio annually
  • Oversee Strategic Partners team budget, tracking against quarterly targets and reporting regional and departmental budgets for marketing oversight.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Approximately 10 years of applicable experience
  • Enthusiasm for attending night and weekend events to represent the Bank
  • Charisma, sincerity and ability to build credibility and trust with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to interpret strategic direction and both develop and execute on corresponding tactics, working with autonomy
  • Significant entrepreneurial drive, ability to create order from uncertainty, and willingness to roll up sleeves to directly solve challenging problems
  • Agility to multitask and prioritize in a fast-growing environment and in the face of many competing priorities
  • Accountability for meeting tight deadlines with urgency and focus
  • High standards of excellent execution and exceptional service as a steward of the brand and representative of the department
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with deep understanding of internal and external communications and strong writing skills
  • Strong technical and research skills, with the experience of maintaining a budget
  • A strong network in non-profit community
  • Experience managing a grants management and volunteerism platform
  • Motivation and desire to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.


We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.


We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.


If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.


First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.


For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.


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