Reports to: Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Supervises: Development & Marketing Manager
The Corporate & Community Relations Director will build upon Second Harvest’s program of fostering relationships with businesses and other organizations such as churches, schools and service organizations through engagement in food drives, sponsorships, and other events. The Director is responsible for annually raising approximately $1 million and will lead cultivation and stewardship of our community and corporate partners, increasing support and revenue.
- Meet Annual Fundraising Targets: Through knowledge of fundraising techniques and the local community, and managing initiatives for raising support through strategic and tactical planning and implementation.
- Steward Businesses, Organizations and Sponsorships: Through developing the overall strategic direction to achieve annual goals and setting funding priorities of the food bank. Develop and solicit corporate sponsorships. And personally create and manage the relationships necessary to achieve those goals.
- Enable the Success of the Holiday Food & Fund Drive (HFFD): By managing the Development & Marketing Manager and integrating efforts across channels for an effective drive.
- Maintain Community Relations: By attending and speaking at networking events throughout the county.
- Provide Reporting/Analysis and Database Management: Maintain and update the metrics for the Corporate and Community funding stream as well as log all communications in the organizational CRM. Prepare analytics on campaign successes and provide guidance on where efficiencies or gains can be made.
The Corporate and Community Relations Director will work collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer and the Development Team to develop and achieve annual fundraising goals. S/he will recruit, train, maintain effective working relationships with, and provide leadership to, volunteers, staff and Board members involved in the fundraising process. S/he will communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.
Benefits: For the employee: free dental and vision insurance (shared cost for dependents). Free life, long-term care, long-term disability, and AD&D insurances. Shared cost medical insurance: Kaiser and Blue Shield. Eligibility begins on the first day of month following 30 days of employment (i.e. if you are hired June 20th, you are eligible starting August 1st). This benefit package is valued at an average of over ten thousand dollars a year.
- First year: 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 holidays.
- 403(b) Retirement Plan: Second Harvest matches employee contributions up to an annual cap.
- Employee Assistance Program
Job Details: This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. Hours are most commonly Monday-Friday with occasional weekend and evening hours.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume at?https://www.thefoodbank.org/careers
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Second Harvest Food Bank does not discriminate because of race, religion, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, genetic information, genetic characteristics or any other legally protected status. The Food Bank also does not discriminate based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has (or is perceived as having) any of these characteristics.
Education, Training & Experience
A BA/BS degree in communications, business, or related field; OR equivalent experience. At least five years of experience in fundraising, sales, marketing and/or event management. Successful candidates for this position will have a proven track-record of moving donors and sponsors through the development cycle.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Comfortable with public speaking and making engaging and concise presentations to a wide spectrum of audiences.
- Excellent writing and communications skills; including spelling, punctuation, correspondence and formatting.
- Self-managing; the majority of the work is self-initiated and the decisions made are critical to strategic success and impact achievement of organizational objectives and financial performance.
- Strong report writing and analysis abilities.
- Adept at facilitating conversations, navigating conflict, and building consensus towards solutions.
- Communicates effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and/or different backgrounds and lifestyles; demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs.
- Accomplished user of Microsoft Office applications and donor software tracking programs ().
- Must have access to a motor vehicle, as well as valid auto insurance coverage, for occasional driving on the job.
- Must have valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record, as documented by a current MVR (will be obtained by the Food Bank’s insurance carrier).
- It is the responsibility of all SHFB personnel to participate in our Food Safety/Food Defense programs.
- In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.