Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #355
Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children impacted by a parent’s cancer.
Manager of Corporate Relations
POSITION: Manager of Corporate Relations
REPORTS TO: Director of Development (Events)
We are a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Kesem seeks a motivated, organized and outgoing professional who is passionate about Kesem's mission and can create, implement and deliver on opportunities for financial support and engagement with Kesem’s vast network of corporate supporters. The Manager of Corporate Relations (MCR) will report to the Director of Development (Events) (DODE) and work collaboratively to build Kesem’s corporate portfolio through corporate proposals and related requests for support in the corporate community.
The MCR must uphold and build a culture that continues to support and strengthen the following core values:
We are optimistic.
We leave a lasting and positive impact.
We empower others.
We care deeply about the work we do.
We are grateful.
In collaboration with the DODE, develop and manage an efficient and effective pipeline for general corporate support in addition to asks for regional and national fundraising events (i.e. create and manage prospect lists and calendars with deadlines for proposals and reports).
Craft and present compelling proposals, reports, budgets, and stewardship pieces for corporate partners. Consult regularly with the programming department to get the latest
updates, statistics and anecdotes to create the most compelling packages for funder solicitations and reports.
Support the solicitation strategy of event sponsorships through the creation of sponsorship decks and letters to sponsors.
Participate in impact-driven conversations with current and potential corporate funders.
In collaboration with the DODE, develop a third-party event program and solicitation materials that clearly outline opportunities for giving and articulate corporate entitlements for third-party supporters.
Research, identify, and cultivate new donor prospects. Perform high-quality and strategic prospect research.
Work with Kesem staff, particularly program staff, to identify program-specific funding opportunities.
Responsible, along with senior development leadership, for institutional giving goals currently set as $450,000 across corporate foundations.
Provides training and education to best practices to Kesem chapter leadership on Institutional Giving to ensure internal transparency and visibility as well as local prospecting and corporate fundraising success at the chapter level.
Organize and track logistical aspects of corporate giving. Ensure funding and restrictions requirements are communicated to the finance department.
Make recommendations for best-practices in tracking corporate donor data.
Manage donor acknowledgment for all of Kesem’s corporate support.
Propose and manage corporate community programs (e.g., employee impact days) that inspire attendees and result in stronger corporate engagement and giving.
Propose models for corporate engagement that are mindful of ROI and can be templated when necessary.
Manage the logistics, communications and key relationships for corporate giving events where Kesem is a charity partner (e.g., third party events).
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
At least four years of experience working as a front line fundraiser, preferably in working with corporate sponsors and foundations.
Commitment to and passion for the mission of Kesem.
Strong writing abilities and able to give compelling presentations.
Clear, approachable and authentic when messaging Kesem’s mission and programs.
Being entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable. We are a small organization, but scaling quickly and we require innovative solutions from our team.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Ability to work with others effectively in a remote work environment.
Proficient with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and comfort learning and working with systems (e.g., SalesForce, Expensify and Hive).
The MCR role is a full-time position, with responsibilities that require at least 40-50 hours per week
It is expected that the MCR will be available for all staff calls, volunteer meetings, donor events, which may occur outside of normal work hours
Travel may include staff meetings, national fundraising events, and partner meetings.
Start date: May 2020
LOCATION & TRAVEL
Location for this role is flexible, with a preference for Chicago. The MCR should expect to travel 12 times per year, all within the United States.
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, Kesem offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees including employer-subsidized health benefits, dental and vision benefits, employee-funded 403b retirement plan, flexible work scheduling, telecommuting, PTO, Short-Term Disability, and parental leave offerings.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out this form by May 6, 2020, where you can also upload your thoughtful cover letter and resume: