Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, securing and stewarding corporate gifts to the Connecticut Food Bank. Reports to the Chief Development Officer.
In conjunction with the Chief Development Officer, manage internal communications of corporate solicitations and partnerships
Research, identify, cultivate and engage new businesses, companies & executives resulting in event/program partnerships, cause-related marketing income, sponsorship's and other revenue streams
Develop an internal culture consisting of constituent relationship management in order to grow funding from corporations for programs & events
Develop internal report grids to assess the financial growth of programs & event funding within corporations
Structure operations & strategies to cross market fundraising in all mission initiatives
Manage external relationships with Corporate Partners (event/program)
Develop & Manage Corporate Partners Program
Develop existing & create new relationships for employee engagement opportunities to diversify the funding base
Keep detailed, comprehensive and accurate records of contacts with all prospects and donors, following established protocols
Help recruit, train, coach and motivate volunteers to engage in solicitations and other cultivation/stewardship activities
Support the Chief Development Officer and other Connecticut Food Bank leaders in identification of corporate partnerships and then development of partnership packages and solicitations
Collaborate with Director of Fund Development Operations on prospecting/solicitation of donors as appropriate
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer
Must be able to contribute to a positive work environment. Ability to think strategically and understand contemporary philanthropy. Exemplary oral and written communications skills.
Must be computer literate, including able to use Microsoft Office, specialized donor management software and Internet-based research tools. Must be able to persuasively articulate values, information and present compelling cases to multiple audiences, including group presentations.
Will be part of the Connecticut Food Bank’s public speaking/presentation team.
Able to operate independently as well as be part of a team. Some weekend and night work required.
Must hold valid driver’s license and/or be able to travel throughout Connecticut.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge of solicitation strategies, development, fundraising, philanthropy or nonprofit marketing, plus a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising that includes progressive success in securing and closing corporate gifts.
About Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger, serving six of Connecticut’s eight counties, and over 300,000 food insecure residents.