The Community Partnerships Manager at Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic reports to the Director of Events and directly contributes to the Development team’s fundraising goals. He/she is responsible for managing a robust external events program, as well as small-scale cause related marketing initiatives, and oversight of the Kids for Wish Kids, Wishmakers on Campus, and other youth fundraising programs. This individual is also responsible the growth, stewardship and development of the Community Leadership Council to achieve their budgeted revenue goals, including the management of the Night Under the Stars internal event.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue from external event partners, the Community Leadership Council, youth, and local cause marketing partners in the region.
Develop and maintain financial and partner activity report and provides monthly to Director of Events to monitor progress to goals and revenue projections to ensure annual revenue targets are met for external events, Community Leadership Council, Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus programs.
Identify and recruit external event partners. Cultivate and manage relationships to ensure their success in raising funds for the chapter. Provide external event partners with resources as necessary to include: on-site support, chapter collateral, wish stories/videos, event promotion, etc.
Manage all external events expected to raise $5,000 and above, with assistance from Community Partnerships Coordinator as necessary
Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the continued growth and success of the Community Leadership Council, including their signature event, Night Under the Stars, through recruitment of new members, establishing monthly meetings and holding members accountable to individual fundraising goals of $2,500.
Oversee the strategy, planning and execution of youth fundraising programs, including Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus.
Supervise and oversee the success of the Community Partnerships Coordinator.
Accountable for growth and budget achievement for all Community Partnerships initiatives.
Oversee content for webpages and collateral for youth programs, external partners, and councils
Reviews terms and conditions of all external licensing agreements prior to final approval by Director.
Research and submit for review to Director a monthly prospect list for new Community partners and events.
Collaborate with volunteer team to request and utilize Wish Ambassadors as needed.
Submit MARCOM requests for the department as needed.
Submission of community partnership details for the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic event calendar and social media outlets.
In collaboration with the Database Manager, track and record dollars raised for external events.
Oversee and maintain RE and physical files for each community partner while following Make-A-Wish America guidelines and audit requirements.
Select and manage interns.
Adhere to all Make-A-Wish America performance standards and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic internal controls, policies and procedures.
Required attendance at chapter events as necessary in support of the Foundation’s mission.
Provide administrative support to senior staff as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Supervision is received from the Director of Events and supervision is given to the Community Development Coordinator and interns.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Event Management, Marketing, Non-profit Management or similar field.
Prefer at least 3-4 years of experience in building relationships with businesses and community members and volunteer management
Experience in non-profit preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Experience in volunteer management and support; ability to manage a wide variety of external volunteer donors with professionalism.
Ability to track revenue against budget goals for over 300 events a year.
Strong professional ethics which include approaching others in a tactful manner; reacting well under pressure; treating others with respect and consideration; accepting responsibility for own actions; following through on commitments.
Ability to speak publicly in large or small venues to diverse audiences.
Ability to train others in effective public speaking on the Foundation’s mission and core values.
Skilled in managing schedules of staff/volunteers to ensure proper coverage for events.
Knowledge of and adherence to the Foundation’s policies, procedures, and processes regarding incoming external donations.
Ability to interpret guidelines and procedures and analyze the proper response if faced with a problem.
Ability to work well with others outside of the organization.
Exemplifies a can-do work ethic and attitude.
Skilled at communicating clearly to vendors, new volunteers, Wish Ambassadors and members of the chapter’s donor base.
Skilled at building lasting relationships with potential donors and volunteers.
Highly professional demeanor, able to work successfully with a wide variety of constituents including donors, board members, volunteers and professional consultants.
High levels of integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility, compassion and humor are necessary to address the practicalities of a growing nonprofit, along with the creativity and persistence required to elicit new thinking and change.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, manage multiple priorities and work in a deadline driven environment.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge database management software.
Travel to meetings and events as necessary
Work nights and weekends as necessary to attend meetings and events
Must have access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to meetings or events at different locations.
Use of computer required
Sitting, bending, reaching and walking
Some heavy lifting may be required
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has enriched the lives of children with critical illnesses. Our mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, and communities.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volun...teer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. ”
— Make-A-Wish® Mission