The Corporate Relations Manager will improve donor communications and stewardship as well as assist in cultivating new relationships in partnership with the Director of Brand Management & Corporate Relations. The Corporate Relations Manager will manage donor accounts and will regularly interface with donors and Salvation Army corporate fundraising leads in each of the four territories.
Pursues new corporate funding and develops relationships. Works with the territories to strengthen their corporate volunteer engagement program. Helps to field donation offers in times of significant disaster. Creates regular donor communications during and after a disaster.
Assists with all coordination aspects of partnership activation including: coordinating the legal agreement process, keeping accurate records of participating units, updating and tracking metrics related to the campaign, keeping a calendar of key action items for the campaign, providing coordination support to the partner as needed, and communicating progress.
Assists with Christmas partnership activations including managing the annual process of requesting access to retain corporations for the purpose of the Christmas Bell Ringer solicitations, compiling and distributing annual Christmas campaign statistics, and developing stewardship reports. Develop corporate volunteering and kettle sponsorship opportunities for the Christmas Kettles. Work with corporations, malls, and retail chains to expand physical kettle locations. Serve as the liaison to the field for any help needed relating to Christmas pitch and activation materials for partners. Provides standardized stewardship materials to the field.
5+ years of experience working in nonprofit fundraising, partnership development or marketing. Must have an understanding of the multi-faceted corporate philanthropy and corporate fundraising landscape and experience working with and recruiting board members and volunteers. Graphic design, project management and/or writing skills and experience a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and follow-up for successful closure of gifts and volunteer commitment. Strong and effective interpersonal and persuasive skills, modeling effective relationship management and demonstrating emotional intelligence / situational awareness. Excellent document creation, proposal, and presentation development skills. Strong organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail. Proven experience in funding and partnership development, especially in the area of corporate partnerships, preferred. Project management experience is a plus.
Knowledge of cause-marketing and product tie-in best practices and how to effectively apply such options to dialogue with prospective corporate funders for the Army’s benefit.
Ability to travel as necessary to carry out responsibilities and assignments.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with PC’s and networking, donor management software, graphic design template software, and familiarity with prospect research tools.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.Summary: In over 124 countries worldwide, The Salvation Army preaches the gospel, spreads the Christian truths, provides basic human necessities, such as food, clothing, and shelter to all without any restrictions or limitations whatsoever, promotes community-based initiatives that improve living conditions and increase skills in poor communities, and works to promote spiritual, moral, and physical well-being of all mankind.The information in this profile pertains to National Headquarters, located in Alexandria, VA.