Job Board Memphis

Corporate Development Officer

At Make-A-Wish Mid-South, we are more than a great place to work – our work is
life-changing. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical
illnesses. We have been doing this for over 35 years, and together, with our
volunteers, donors, staff and supporters, Make-A-Wish Mid-South has granted
more than 6,000 life-changing wishes and transformed countless lives.

THE TEAM
Make-A-Wish Mid-South is headquartered in Memphis, TN with remote offices in
Little Rock, AR and Fayetteville, AR. We serve wish children throughout the MidSouth, including the state of Arkansas, west Tennessee and north Mississippi. The
Development team is committed to raising the funds needed to grant the wish of
every eligible child.

THE ROLE
The Corporate Development Officer raises funds from corporations in the north
Mississippi, northeast Arkansas, and west Tennessee regions through corporate
and corporate foundation giving, the Wishmakers at Work program, cause
marketing campaigns, cutout campaigns, and national corporate partnerships.

WHERE YOU COME IN
As the Corporate Development Officer, you will:
 Develop strategies and implement plans to cultivate, upgrade and acquire
corporate giving through Wishmakers at Work efforts, matching gift
opportunities, general corporate giving, and corporate foundation giving.
 Work with Make-A-Wish America to promote national partnerships on a
local level. Act as Chapter Lead on these national corporate alliances by
relaying relevant information to Development staff in Arkansas.
 Support event sponsorship prospect identification.
 Work with development team to drive growth to achieve chapter revenue
goals.
 Cultivate and implement all Cause Marketing and Cutout campaigns in
north Mississippi, northeast Arkansas, and west Tennessee while ensuring
compliance with MAWA and BBB standards.
 Represent the chapter positively at speaking engagements and
presentations to various groups and donors.  Attend fundraising events when appropriate and approved. Evening and
weekend work and/or travel are required with varying frequency.
 Assist the Development team with donor stewardship.
 Attend weekly Development Department Meetings and one-on-one
meetings with the Director of Development as scheduled or requested.
 Prepare regularly scheduled or special reports accurately and efficiently.
 Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
 Bachelor’s degree required.
 Minimum three years of fundraising, sales, or account management
experience.
 Ideal candidates bring significant skill and experience in presenting to and
managing relationships with corporations and senior executives.
 Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of internal and
external constituents.
 Manage multiple priorities efficiently.
 Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of Make-A-Wish.
 Thorough understanding of the Memphis community as well as regional
area.
 Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal
skills. Comfortable speaking in front of groups.
 Experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred.

WHAT WE OFFER
 Competitive salary.
 Paid time off: Vacation – 12 days per year, increasing with tenure; Personal
Leave – 12 days per year; and 12 holidays per year.
 Flexible work schedule.
 Comprehensive benefit package that is paid for by the chapter, including
medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
 401k Retirement Savings Plan, including a match after completion of six
months of service.
 Employee awards and recognition programs.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
administration@midsouth.wish.org. Applications without a cover letter will not
be considered.

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