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Sponsorship and Partnership Coordinator

Reports to

Development Director




$44,000 + DOE

The Idaho Botanical Garden is seeking a dynamic and motivated Sponsorship and Partnership Coordinator to join our dedicated team. This position plays a crucial role in securing financial support and building strategic partnerships that enable the Garden to fulfill its mission to grow our community by connecting people, plants, and nature.  


Sponsorship Acquisition and Maintenance:

  • In collaboration with the Development Director, develop and implement the corporate sponsorship strategy based on existing goals and current sponsorship deck.

  • Identify, cultivate, and secure sponsorships from corporations, foundations, and individuals.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing sponsors, ensuring their needs and expectations are met.

  • Negotiate sponsorship agreements and contracts, ensuring they align with organizational goals and values.

Partnership Development:

  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, businesses, and community groups.

  • Collaborate with various departments to create mutually beneficial programs and initiatives.

Proposal and Pitch Preparation:

  • Develop compelling sponsorship proposals and presentations tailored to the needs and interests of potential partners.

  • Work closely with marketing and communications teams to create materials that effectively showcase the Garden's brand and offerings.

Budget Oversight:

  • Manage the sponsorship and partnership budget, tracking income and expenses.

  • Provide regular reports and updates to the Development Director on financial performance.

Event Coordination:

  • Oversee the execution of sponsored events and programs, ensuring sponsors receive appropriate recognition and benefits.

  • Coordinate logistics, liaise with vendors and sponsors, and handle post-event evaluations.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders, including sponsors, partners, donors, and Garden members.

  • Act as a liaison between stakeholders and relevant Garden departments.

Tracking and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of sponsorship and partnership activities, including contact information, agreements, and communications.

  • Generate reports to track the impact and ROI of sponsorships and partnerships.

Skills, Specifications, & Experience​

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM software (e.g., Altru by Blackbaud).

  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative mindset.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time-management abilities.

  • Creative thinker with a knack for developing innovative sponsorship strategies.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in sponsorship, partnership development, sales, or a related role.

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector and a passion for horticulture, conservation, or environmental education.

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter, for review to

It is understood that this job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the Sponsorship and Partnership Coordinator within this job, but this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Anti-Racism Statement:

The Idaho Botanical Garden acknowledges the harm and injustice committed against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities including colonization, slavery, segregation, denial of proper resources, mass incarceration, police brutality, and economic and voter suppression--systems that have been perpetuated for hundreds of years.

We wish to honor Indigenous community’s native to this region including the Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock tribes. We express gratitude and appreciation to the traditional stewards of the land and to those who have been living and working in this valley from time immemorial.

We must continue to strategize and support one another, both within our organization and our greater community, to make space for diverse voices to express themselves fully and to cultivate a culture that embodies the means of a collective. We stand firm in our ability to name and eliminate racist behavior and to provide proper training to our Board and Staff in an effort to uphold this commitment.

We will continue to ask hard questions, share our stories, and think critically to ensure the longevity of a movement toward equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment where welcome, wellness, safety, and success are possible for all who visit this space and to carry these efforts beyond our garden walls.

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