Corporate Relations Coordinator
Job Title: Corporate Relations Coordinator
FLSA: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Senior Manager of Development & Communications
Summary: The Corporate Relations Coordinator will diversify and strengthen corporate funder portfolio via cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to help meet SEE’s fundraising and programmatic goals. The Corporate Relations Coordinator will identify and research corporate opportunities, cultivate and strengthen relationships with current and prospective corporate funders, and collaborate with the Grant Writer to submit accurate and timely applications for funds. The Corporate Relations Coordinator will regularly engage in networking and relationship-building activities to achieve and aim to surpass revenue goals. The organization’s potential funders solicit primarily from corporations focused on the ophthalmic industry and other organizations aligned with our mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
- Leads the development and implementation of the organization’s comprehensive corporate fundraising strategy to cultivate and solicit cash and in-kind donations
- Identify and research potential corporate cash and in-kind donors
- Collaborate with Programs Department to help meet in-kind donation needs
- Lead development of new fundraising materials to attract corporate sponsorship and support
- Cultivate and steward corporate supporters by providing timely communication relating to acknowledgement, reporting, and other needs
- Track prospective and existing corporations in database via Salesforce
- Work with appropriate departments to ensure all sponsorship and corporate benefits are provided
- Research and apply for corporate grants, utilize grant calendar and tracking, update database records, prepare reports, and gather data/collaterals for submission
- Assist with other corporate cultivation efforts that lead to volunteer efforts, event sponsorships, and program and/or general support
- Provide regular fundraising reports and other database reports to management
- Attend both medical and non-medical conferences
- Managing projects via Workzone
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Verbal Communication: Exceptional verbal skills with the ability to communicate our mission and impact in a compelling and concise manner.
- Persistence: Devoted to the organization’s goals and ideals and will be driven to succeed in raising corporate funds. They will persist in pursuing cash and in-kind support that aligns with the organization’s needs.
- Creativity: Creative and innovative approaches to cultivating prospective and current corporate funders.
- Practical Thinking: Can make strategic recommendations according to the organization’s goals and strengths.
- Collaboration: Adept collaborator; collects the needed information for compelling and persuasive grant applications.
- Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates with appropriate parties; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
- Organization: Juggles many projects and deadlines. Plans and executes complex projects.
To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Relations, or Communication or related field AND/OR three years of fundraising experience
- Industry experience in ophthalmology and/or optometry preferred
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Basic mathematical ability, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Basic understanding of programmatic and organizational budgeting
- Ability to think creatively and analytically
- Experience with fundraising- and nonprofit-focused CRMs (Salesforce) preferred
- Experience with project management software (Workzone) preferred
Certificates & Licenses
- None required
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- This is a remote position that may be performed at your home office and may require some travel up to 20% of the time
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The vision requirements include close vision and ability to focus.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
Salary & Benefits:
$50,600 – $65,000 depending on experience. Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability, life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; as well as paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and one relevant writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.