Cook Children's Healthcare Corporate Partners Specialist in Fort Worth, Texas
Corporate Partners Specialist
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SUMMARY: The Corporate Partners Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the new Corporate Partners program at Cook Children's. The Corporate Partners program, a segment of the annual giving program, serves as a reliable base of support for Cook Children's and generates prospects for future major corporate gifts. The Specialist is responsible for yearly growth of the Corporate Partners program including the management of a portfolio of select corporate donors which have the capacity to make a major gift. As part of this effort, the Specialist will be involved in discussions with each corporate donor to determine their means of involvement, including direct gifts, matching funds, workplace giving, cause-related marketing efforts and volunteer programs. The Specialist will engage in face to face solicitation, submit and track corporate grants, work with a selected third party vendor on corporate direct mail efforts for acquisition and renewal, and coordinate with the Communication Manager on collateral material. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree is required with 5-7 years of experience in non-profit fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing or a related field preferred. The position requires strong relationship skills. The ability to directly solicit corporate donors and converse with corporate representatives up to the CEO level is paramount in a successful candidate. The position also demands strong writing and editing skills, with the capability to articulate accurately and persuasively the themes and issues associated with a pediatric medical center and health care system. The individual must be able to collaborate effectively with colleagues inside and outside the Foundation. This candidate will be exposed to confidential donor records and information, and must practice discretion at all times. A high level of analytical ability and a multi-tasked manner of thinking are required. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and directed, possessing excellent administrative skills, high motivation, and a proven ability to produce results in a highly deadline-oriented environment. Other required attributes include reliability, accuracy, and expedience in addressing duties, as well as the ability to handle pressure, to meet deadlines, and to do so with a minimum of supervision or instruction. A strong team orientation toward both internal and external constituencies is required. The successful candidate must be independent, accurate, reliable, and a fast worker. Ability to learn new software is necessary. No certification is required, although professional certification (CFRE, FAHP, etc.) would be desirable.