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Strategic Partnerships Officer

Company: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is one of the nations leading national racial justice legal organizations. Formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers Committee uses legal advocacy to achieve racial justice, fighting inside and outside the courts to ensure that Black people and other people of color have the voice, opportunity, and power to make the promises of our democracy real. The Lawyers Committee seeks a dedicated and highly motivated Strategic Partnerships Officer to manage the solicitation and stewardship of a broad range of corporate entities across the country. This position will have a diverse set of responsibilities, focused on creating and deepening relationships with corporations through in-person and online meetings, mailings, and special engagement opportunities. The Strategic Partnerships Officer will help the organizations corporate partners fulfill their philanthropic goals and create opportunities for corporations and their employees to engage with the organization to help advance our mission. Additionally, this position will create and execute high ROI engagement opportunities for corporations and leverage staff and organizational opportunities to build and foster sustained relationships that bring mutual benefit beyond an initial financial transaction. The Strategic Partnerships Officer will work under the supervision of the Vice President of Development and will also work closely with other Development team members, the Vice President of Strategy and Programs, and the President and Executive Director. This is a full-time exempt position. Strategic Partnerships Officer will work under the supervision of the Vice President, Development. Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Essential responsibilities of the Strategic Partnerships Officer include but are not limited to the following: Essential Duties Corporate Stewardship and Solicitation

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for corporate partners and coordinate contacts, internal information-sharing, and external information flow between corporate prospects/donors and various Lawyers Committee departments including staff in various program units, Communications, and the Executive Office;
  • Create and execute individualized strategies from stewardship to solicitation to cultivation for corporate donors and prospects;
  • Create and execute special engagement and cultivation opportunities, such as small events, special mailings, or communications for select corporate donors/prospects;
  • Create and execute cultivation calendar including producing content directed at corporate donor audiences;
  • Develop outreach materials and presentations for C-suite executives;
  • Prepare personalized proposals and reports for corporate donors and prospects;
  • Develop and oversee processes to triage, select, support, and manage strategic partnerships opportunities;
  • Conduct prospect research to expand organizations strategic partnership opportunities;
  • Lead and track outreach, and serve as the primary point of contact for corporate partners;
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Strategy and Programs to develop engagement strategies, and identify partnership and advocacy opportunities for business corporate partners;
  • Collaborate with Communications colleagues to optimize cause marketing relationships for brand and audience building;
  • Stay abreast of current Corporate Social Responsibility trends, priorities, and cause marketing trends;
  • Stay abreast and be conversant in all substantive Lawyers Committee programmatic work and issues
  • Create and manage expense and revenue forecasts for strategic partnerships program;
  • Lead engagement with external partners for charitable sales promotions and corporate sponsorship contracts and agreements;
  • Liaise with key members of Lawyers Committee staff to shepherd contracts and agreements through internal approval processes;
  • Serve as a Lawyers Committee ambassador at public and private events, meetings, and conferences;
  • Lead the outreach and solicitation of companies or corporations for 60th Anniversary events including the Higginbotham Gala; and
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements and Competencies:
    • Demonstrated belief in the Lawyers Committees mission and strong understanding of the organizations work;
    • Commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.
    • The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including; corporations, donors, board members, volunteers, staff, and the general public;
    • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in cultivating strategic partnerships and managing external facing relationships ;
    • Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication and presentation skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes and activities into a short, compelling presentation or written piece;
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives;
    • Ability to work independently and take the initiative and exercise good judgment.
    • Experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred, with progressive responsibility and a proven track record of soliciting, closing, and gifts from corporations;
    • Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks.
    • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); PI216410312

Keywords: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Silver Spring , Strategic Partnerships Officer, Other , Hyattsville, Maryland

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