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Corporate and Foundations Relations Director

Company: City Year
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Corporate and Foundations Relations Director page is loaded Corporate and Foundations Relations Director Apply locations Denver, CO time type Full time posted on Posted 4 Days Ago job requisition id R7216 COVID-19 Notice Our number one priority is the health and safety of ouremployees andAmeriCorps membersand their families;our students and school partners; and the community at large from COVID-19.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination isrequiredfor employmentand service- all staff members, including remote staff,and AmeriCorps membersare required tobe fullyvaccinated* no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able toprovidesuch accommodations without undue hardship to theorganizationpursuant toapplicable law.Notwithstanding any languageherein, City Year willcomply withany state, local, or federal orders, statutes, or regulations that may conflict with the COVID-19 vaccination policy.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the completion of their primary vaccination series. Active City Year Corps or Staff members must login to Workday/cyresource to apply internally. Application Instructions Click Apply to submit your online application. Please attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter on the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV" field.

Number of Positions: 1Compensation: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually Commensurate with Experience and LocationWork Location: Hybrid On-Site/Remote Position Overview As a member of the Development team, the Corporate and Foundations Relations Director will lead stewardship of current corporate and foundation fundraising efforts, as well as identify, cultivate, and secure new funding opportunities to grow private revenue for City Year Denver. Reporting to the
Managing Director, Development, and working closely with site leadership, Site Board and Associate Board members, the Corporate and Foundations Relations Director will contribute to achieving the departmental goal of achieving/exceeding the private revenue goal of $1.1M for FY24. Job Description This person will be an effective relationship builder and storyteller who can bring our educational equity work to life though strong presentations, communication, and grant proposals that inspire investment and build a pipeline of corporate philanthropy and foundation funding. They will be a creative fundraiser, passionate about education and social justice that leverages their network, knowledge of Denver corporations and foundations, existing City Year relationships, and targeted prospects to build a pipeline of champions. They will develop customized philanthropic engagement that builds genuine connection, advancing this important work, including the prioritization of time and resources to ensure maximum return. This individual must possess a collaborative working style; someone who will serve as a producer and thought partner to leadership and stakeholders throughout the site, as well as leveraging the support and resources from City Year's national Headquarters team.Responsibilities Corporate Partnerships* Work closely with the Managing Director, Development to retain and cultivate existing corporate revenue and develop strategies to grow the corporate portfolio over time.* Work closely with the Board and Development Team, to identify, engage, and cultivate corporate prospects that can make annual and multiyear investments at the $10,000+ level.* Leverage existing City Year programs, including Team Sponsorships, corporate service days, and specialty market events, and design new initiatives to attract new partners.* Manage the local contacts for City Year's national relationships at up to $100,000+ annually, with the opportunity to work on national strategies for growth.Foundations Relations* Work closely with the Executive Director, Managing Director, Development, and Regional Grants Manager to oversee a portfolio of existing foundation relationships and identify, research, and set strategies to actively prospect new foundation funders with a goal of increasing funding.* Systematically track deadlines & foundation expectations to ensure reports and letters of intent are submitted in a timely manner to ensure ongoing funding.* Work closely with Regional Grant Writer to submit compelling and timely grant proposals and reports. Pipeline Development and Prospect EngagementFor both Corporate and Foundations* Act as a thought partner with the Managing Director, Development and Executive Director to strategize and manage donor prospect stewardship efforts, which may include school site visits, corporate service days, and other external networking events.* Manage Associate Board with intentional engagement and partner with Board members to expand our current network of supporters.* Partner with Development Team to manage and strengthen Mentor Program* Prepare Executive Director and Managing Directors to make asks, as necessary.* Actively participate in bi-weekly pipeline meetings with Development Team and Executive Director.* Participate in monthly Board Development Committee calls with the Managing Director, Development. Donor Recognition and Development Operations* Develop and maintain strategic moves management plan to direct and monitor the progress of donor relationships.* Ensure accurate maintenance of donor information, revenue records, and collection documentation in Salesforce.* Regularly monitor progress and follow up to ensure timely collection of gifts.* Ensure existing and new donors are added to mailing lists and campaigns.Qualifications* 5 -8 years' experience in fundraising, sales, or other relationship management * Experience creating and implementing cultivation strategies with corporate donors* Experience working with foundations, identifying prospects, and writing proposals* Expertise in Salesforce a plus Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals* Entrepreneurial and eager to build a sustainable program* Strong and compelling oral and written communications* Strong collaborator and individual contributor who can adapt their style to the circumstances* Able to work effectively under pressure, handle competing priorities and respond to short deadlines, with a team and independently* Strong passion for and commitment to City Year's mission of delivering high impact service to children and schools; developing young adults participating in national service; promoting and advancing the concept of voluntary national service; belief in youth as agents of social change* City Year / AmeriCorps experience is a plusAdditional Qualities Needed: In order to succeed in this role, an applicant must have the following competencies:* Relationship Development: Knowledge of high net worth communities via local business, civic, and cultural networks. Understanding and experience working with Denver's philanthropic community. Builds trust in critical partner relationships, both internal and external to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes and advances City Year's mission.* Manage to Results: Sets high expectations and holds self and team accountable for results. Ability manage time effectively and prioritize multiple projects with a positive can-do attitude. Flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable partnership needs and willingness to work outside standard established business hours.* Communication: Persuasive storyteller that conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Communicates well verbally and in writing, tailoring communication for the audience and situation. Demonstrate personal presence and confidence when working with partners. Can connect tasks to the organizational mission to communicate effectively internally and externally.* Strategic Thinking & Curiosity: Able to think conceptually and analytically. Able to identify the information needed to develop strategies and know when to elevate or seek guidance. Willing and eager to learn as well as able to identify key pieces of information.Benefits Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. -You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. -For more information, click here . Employment at City Year is at-will. - City Year does not sponsor work authorization visas. Why City Year? City Year helps students and schools succeed, while preparing the next generation of civically engaged leaders who can work across lines of difference. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school. Schools that partner with City Year are up to two to three times more likely to improve in English and math assessments, and the more time students spend with AmeriCorps members, the more they improve on social, emotional and academic skills- skills that help students thrive in school and contribute to their community. City Year's 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the -U.S., including -Boston (where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered), Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Jos--/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in -the U.K. and -South Africa. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by AmeriCorps, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year has - been designated a 4-star charity by - Charity Navigator since 2003, - putting City Year in the top 1% of non-profits nationwide for - accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management, -and -placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. - Benefits City Year offers a comprehensive benefits package that helps our employees live their best lives and grow personally and professionally. Core Values City Year's core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. -We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged. As an equal opportunity employer, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds. Learn More About Us Learn more at , City Year'sFacebook page , onTwitter , andLinkedIn .

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