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Corporate Development Manager

Reporting to the VP of Development, the Manager of Corporate Development is responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding local corporate partnerships to achieve established financial goals for Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles (MAWGLA).  The Manager of Corporate Development serves as a liaison to our National Corporate Alliances and National Corporate Sponsorships teams, partnering on opportunities that involve our network of chapters throughout the U.S and plays an integral role in the chapter’s overall fundraising team.  In addition, the Manager of Corporate Development assists the Programs Department in identifying and soliciting in-kind donations in support of wish granting. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage activation and deliverables for a comprehensive partnership program that bundles a myriad of chapter sponsorship opportunities, including local and national campaigns
  • Assist in the development of sponsorship packages tailored to meet the needs of the prospective donors
  • Maintain regular contact with the National office Corporate Alliances and Corporate Sponsorship teams to effectively manage local activation of National campaigns
  • Maintain an annual corporate donor recognition program
  • Interface with the MAWGLA Board of Directors and other members of the Make-A-Wish individual donor network to leverage their corporate contacts/introductions
  • Work closely with internal PR staff to develop marketing collateral or sales tools, broadcast media opportunities, social media advertising, as well as other publicity targets
  • Work in collaboration with the Manager of Development Operations to ensure that prospective donors/gifts are appropriately tracked and acknowledged in Raiser’s Edge   
  • Attend local Development conferences as required
  • Works with staff leadership in developing assigned event budgets and timelines.
  • Participates in staff and volunteer meetings representing objectives and needs for assigned duties.
  • Represents the best interests, professionalism and integrity of MAWGLA in all activities and relationships and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the VP of Development.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • 5 years of experience in corporate fundraising (donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship) or sales
  • Strong understanding and comfort level in corporate marketing, social media and event coordination.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage donors through Make-A-Wish’s inspirational mission
  • Initiative-taker, highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively manage time and work priorities
  • Superior presentation skills
  • Professional and polished image with a comfort in dealing with all levels of donors
  • Self-motivated and strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) and fundraising database management skills, preferably Raiser’s Edge.

Please, submit your cover letters and resumes to vasb@yn.jvfu.bet


Development Manager

The Development Manager role is a great opportunity to join a strong Chapter team and work closely with the VP of Development, local leadership and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles (MAWGLA). . 
The Development Manager will manage, evaluate, and expand campaigns that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and grow the Chapter’s revenue through increased corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. He or she will organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs. 
The Development Manager will be the staff lead for External Events Program as well as the annual Walk for Wishes. This position supervises volunteers and committees related to these programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as point person for assigned External Events and Walk programs providing year-round, campaign-minded strategic and tactical planning and execution.
  • Stewards and cultivates individual relationships in support of MAWGLA
  • Works with staff leadership to formulate short and long term plans for event and market growth and sustainability.
  • Understands and works with all Walk and Event online tools (Luminate Online).
  • Identifies and builds revenue oriented relationships within the community, corporate and individual/family constituent groups.
  • Works closely with Community Outreach staff and volunteers to help build and strengthen pipelines.
  • Identify, recruit, cultivate and steward volunteer leadership committee members for Walk and other development opportunities.
  • Works with staff leadership in developing assigned event budgets and timelines.
  • Manages event logistics following timelines and MAWGLA parameters
  • Participates in staff and volunteer meetings representing objectives and needs for assigned duties.
  • Represents the best interests, professionalism and integrity of MAWGLA in all activities and relationships and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the VP of Development

Qualifications

  • Five + (5+) years of fundraising or business experience. 
  • Knowledge of fundraising and non-event fundraising activities is a must. 
  • Candidate must be a self-starter. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Strong computer literacy with ability to create event support documents and presentations as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed


Please, submit your cover letters and resumes to vasb@yn.jvfu.bet



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