This position contributes to the calling of the organization by initiating, developing, and sustaining relationships with corporate and foundation donors, with the goal of fostering a greater partnership with and support for Medical Teams International. The Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of established corporate and foundation partners and developing new corporate and foundation partnerships in the Seattle market.
- Steward and cultivate long-term, established corporate and foundation partnerships to ensure their retention and full giving potential.
- Prospect, cultivate, and steward partnerships with new corporate and foundation donors to build strategic partnerships and increase revenue.
- Inform, inspire and engage corporate and foundation donors in Medical Teams’ mission through international field trips, mobile dental clinic tours, employee engagement events, exhibit tours, special events and visits with program experts.
- Cultivate relationships with employees of Seattle-based companies to increase matching gift revenue.
- Collaborate with the Corporate Engagement and Communications Specialist to execute employee engagement events and provide public recognition for corporate partners.
- Collaborate with Foundation Relations Officers/Grant Writers to develop compelling grant proposals and reports.
- Maintain current, accessible information on assigned donors and track donor activity via the database (Microsoft Dynamics CRM); support donor servicing needs.
- Write compelling notes or letters of thanks, solicitation, and donor reports as required.
- Solicit gifts from assigned corporate and foundation to meet department goals.
- Consistently achieve established annual income goals.
- Attend local and regional meetings for personal professional growth, team collaboration, and relational one-to-one engagement/cultivation of donors.
- Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities, and changes.
- When appropriate, incorporate the use of volunteers in daily job functions.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, business or nonprofit management, marketing, or closely related field.
- Valid Driver License.
- CFRE Certification.
- Master’s Degree or Certificate in nonprofit development or management.
- Minimum 5 years’ work experience in fundraising with a successful track record in developing new corporate and foundation partnerships.
- Minimum 5 years’ work experience in fundraising for an international, faith-based nonprofit.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Commitment to Medical Teams International’s Calling Statement and Values.
- Ability to set and reach goals, plan, organize, and follow through on projects.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
- Possess a friendly and enthusiastic personality with a can-do attitude.
- Ability to work collaboratively with others.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
- Ability to operate well in a fast-paced work environment and be adaptable and resilient in change.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends as needed).
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Possess an understanding of international humanitarian issues, Christian NGOs, and global health programs.
- Possess strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate with all constituents, including staff, visitors, volunteers, and high corporate leaders.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Intermediate user skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Intermediate user skills with CRM Microsoft Dynamics or similar database.
- Basic user skills with SharePoint.
- Intermediate user skills with Communication software: Microsoft Outlook, Intranet, Internet, and Skype.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS
Tools and Equipment Used:
- Requires frequent use of personal computer, including word processing, database programs; calculator, telephone, copy machine and fax machine.
- 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 frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, and arms.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- 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.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
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