Manager, Corporate Partnerships
- Full Time
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Manager, Corporate Partnerships at our Washington, DC office. The manager develops, directs and implements corporate partnerships to further the mission of WWF through stewardship of existing corporate partners and solicitation and cultivation of new partnerships. Performs managerial functions relating to major, cross-functional corporate partnership accounts, including the successful management of transformational, marketing and/or philanthropic work streams.Leads development of and is responsible for the successful implementation of a long-term engagement strategy for select corporate partner(s) ensuring strategic approach supports WWF mission and conservation goals.Works with communications staff and others to oversee, circulate and approve all partnership related communications materials from initial evaluation to approval of and any relevant content throughout the life of the relationship. Works closely with business services to ensure memorandums of understanding, grant proposals and other materials are correctly documented. Monitors reporting requirements and assures compliance with contractually-required reporting requirements and deadlines. Monitors overall relationships with corporate partners to ensure appropriate level of interaction.Prepares forecast for annual budget and department expenses for managed corporate relationships. On a regular basis, evaluates progress and adjusts strategy to achieve conservation and financial goals. Proactively seeks out corporate support, researching and making initial contact, identifying and developing solicitation strategies and proposals, closing deals with companies to generate new corporate accounts and raising corporate philanthropic funds for several areas of WWF's conservation programs. Develops ideas for effective and integrated relationships. Collaborates with multiple internal WWF teams to ensure alignment with WWF goals. Considers all areas of potential engagement including marketing, communication and other WWF platforms (ie Climate Savers, GFTN, etc.) Bachelor's degree is required in a relevant field of study such as environmental science, economics or business. A Master's degree in the same fields of study is preferred.A minimum of eight years of experience in consulting, cultivation and solicitation of corporate donors, or relevant experience with the private sector is required. A Master's degree will substitute for 2yrs of experienceMust demonstrate a successful record of accomplishments, and ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlinesProven experience with 'big picture' thinkingCritical thinking, problem solving and analytical skillsStrong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skillsExcellent ability to build internal and external relationshipsComfortable interacting with corporate personnel at all levelsAbility to effectively influence and lead others, including external relationshipsDemonstrated leadership skillsStrong commitment to the mission, goals, and values of WWF To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #17077 Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.