Position: Corporate Engagement Manager

Date posted: June 12, 2019
Reports to: Senior Director, Corporate Engagement
Position Summary: The Corporate Engagement Manager is a vital member of the corporate team with responsibilities to help implement AKF’s corporate development strategy, as well as helping to grow our portfolio of funders. The Manager will report directly to the Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement, and work closely with the Director of Corporate Engagement. This position will be focused on 40% fundraising, 30% administrative/project management, 30% stewardship and other special projects.
Salary: $60K
Location: Rockville, MD
Job Type: Full Time
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position Overview:


  • Serve as the Corporate team’s program manager playing a role in fundraising project management, prospecting, stewardship, and front-line corporate fundraising.
  • Manage a monthly cross-departmental meeting to coordinate all corporate-funded programs, working closely across departments to ensure sponsor deliverables are met within agreed upon timelines
  • Manage budget tracking for all corporate funded projects
  • Manage sponsor benefit fulfillment, also working externally with corporate partner contacts, as needed
  • Support Sr. Director and Director fundraisers with the preparation of proposals as needed 
  • Conduct regular research to identify a broad pool of corporate prospects, coordinating quarterly outreach to new prospects via mail, email and phone 
  • Maintain a small portfolio of corporate prospects from which to pursue funding according to quarterly targets, writing and submitting grant proposals directly into online systems or to corporate contacts
  • Manage development of materials, logistics coordination and other preparations for two annual conferences, as well as other meetings, as needed 
  • Keep up to date on current trends in the health/pharma industry
  • Manage corporate stewardship plan, including development of impact reports, a monthly e-newsletter and C-suite acknowledgement letters
  • Serve as corporate liaison to the Office of Communications and Marketing for coordination of any online content needed for the AKF website or Facebook page and other relevant social media needs 
  • Assist in on-site management of corporate sponsors at local events, including The Hope Affair, AKF’s national gala held each year in Washington, DC  
  • Ensure corporate contacts are kept up to date in development database (The Raisers Edge) 
  • Assist in other administrative and/or corporate projects as assigned


The ideal candidate:

  • Must have a minimum of two to five (2-5) years of relevant development experience, preferably corporate partnership management, prospect research, and grant writing
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be able to anticipate, plan, prioritize and react to changing needs and situations with professionalism, integrity and diplomacy
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, a positive disposition, strong written and verbal communication skills, be goal-oriented, ability to succeed in a team environment, excellent decision-making and judgment skills, strong project management skills as well an innate sense of pace and urgency
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with a high level of integrity 
  • A proactive self-starter with ability to equally function autonomously and as a member of a team, with a high regard for accountability and outcomes. 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint) as well as fundraising database software (Raisers Edge, Convio, or similar software)
  • Must be able to travel, if needed (no more than 10% of time)
  • B.A./B.S. degree preferred

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements for consideration to resumes2@kidneyfund.org

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with the American Kidney Fund, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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