Corporate Giving and Volunteer Manager at Big Thought

Big Thought
Published
March 8, 2022
Location
Dallas, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

About the Role:

The Corporate Giving and Volunteer Manager will raise financial support by planning, designing and directing Big Thought’s corporate giving and volunteer programs, supporting the coordination and execution of special events and assisting with other projects as needed.

About Big Thought:

Big Thought equips youth in marginalized communities to imagine and create their best lives and world. The secret that makes our work uniquely effective is the powerful combination of our social and emotional focus, experiential learning, community-centered partnerships, inclusion/equity lens and future focus.

Throughout our 30+ year history of innovation, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, out of school time systems, summer learning and juvenile justice intervention. Now, we’re one of six community partnerships in the U.S helping scale national best practices in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We take direct-to-youth programs and resources to communities with the greatest needs and share our evidence-based best practices with other nonprofits and organizations through a suite of consultation services including professional development, curriculum design and technical assistance.

#Big Thought Way:

Big Thought brings relentless optimism, innovation and imagination to everything we do. Our youth come first, and we use a collaborative, all hands on deck approach to ensure that they are served well.

About the Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience building high-touch, long-term relationships with corporate and other funders as well as demonstrated success soliciting and securing support. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and analytical skills, be solution-oriented, have experience managing through change, be an individual of impeccable integrity and high ethical standards. The candidate will have experience in developing and implementing a corporate business strategy that supports the entire organization through financial support, volunteer opportunities and in-kind contributions.

What the Role Entails:

·         Manage a portfolio of corporate supporters and prospects

·         Build the pipeline of corporate support by identifying, researching, and engaging local, regional, and national businesses and organizations

·         Develop strategy and timeline for corporate relationship development, solicitation, and implementation, coordinating with the Executive Leadership Team and key volunteers as needed

·         Collaborate with the Vice President of Development to develop sponsorship packages for Big Thought’s programs and events

·         Ensure that sponsorships are fulfilled appropriately and that all sponsors and corporate partners are appropriately recognized and stewarded

·         Identify new creative opportunities to add value for partners and deepen corporate engagement, including employee engagement through volunteer opportunities

·         Coordinate with the Communications team to develop collateral and support corporate partnerships through marketing recognition

·         Work closely with all program and department managers to periodically assess needs for volunteer expertise and level of volunteer staffing

·         Develop and maintain processes to conduct necessary background checks and record keeping for all corporate and other volunteers

·         Write and maintain updated volunteer job descriptions and volunteer orientation materials

·         Engage with existing volunteers and provide feedback and additional guidance as needed

·         Serve as liaison between Big Thought, corporate relations, and other volunteers

·         Infuse inclusion and equity both internally and externally

·         Conduct meetings and prepare materials and proposals

·         Be accountable to personal goals, strategies, and metrics, participating in ongoing and regular assessment of progress toward goals

·         Other duties as assigned by supervisor for success of departmental goals and organization’s mission

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience

·         Three years’ experience focused on corporate giving and volunteer management

·         Excellent organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must

·         Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets

·         Proficiency of donor CRMs

Physical Expectations (not an exhaustive list):

Big Thought jobs are hands on and can be physically demanding.  To perform the duties of these roles successfully, you may regularly be required to: sit, stand, or stare at computer screen for long periods of time; participate in external activities; use various office equipment, some manual; work in environment with loud sounds, multiple distractions and interruptions; be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures on occasion; maintain emotional control during stressful situations.

BIG THOUGHT ASPIRES TO BE A WORKPLACE OF INCLUSION & EQUITY.  WE VISUALIZE A WORKPLACE THAT PROVIDES AN EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE.  WE BELIEVE A BASELINE REQUIREMENT TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION IS EVERYONE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT – REGARDLESS THE ISSUE AT HAND. 

Employees of Big Thought are expected to participate in mission driven activities, meetings, committees, etc. BT is based on a team environment and openness to always “lend a hand” as appropriate to another employee.

All employees are required to adhere to BT policies and procedures.  All employees may expect to perform duties as assigned. In addition, all employees may be assigned “other” duties in the spirit of teamwork.

Big Thought is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

NOTE:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  The CEO and/or designee has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 

Application Instructions

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, five professional references and salary requirements to admin@wiseresourcedevelopment.com. No phone calls please.      

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