Corporate Engagement Manager

Common Threads Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

Common Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is national in scope but has local footprints in each of our fourteen major program locations. Common Threads is dedicated to bringing health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. We integrate our preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations to help combat the rising number of diet-related diseases and cultivate a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. We envision a community of learners that embraces healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy living as both a life choice and a human right. Common Threads is committed to making nutrition and cooking education programs an integral part of childhood education for all.

Corporate Engagement Manager: Position Overview


  • Manage the identification, cultivation, acquisition, and stewardship of a portfolio of new and existing corporate partners. Work with VP of Development, VP of Strategic Partnerships, and Director of Development to meet annual goal for corporate and event revenue

  • Conduct in-depth prospect research and assist Director of Development in stocking annual pipeline with viable corporate funding opportunities for all target markets (currently Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, Austin, Pittsburgh, Dallas/ Ft. Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas)

  • Contribute to constituent database: Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of corporate information, including contacts, deadlines for all application materials and reports, and key recognition and outreach activities

  • Provide corporate partners with support to engage their employees year round through successful giving campaigns, calls to action, and volunteer opportunities.

  • Work with Programs team to integrate employee volunteerism priorities into Common Threads community activities

  • Seek out new and innovative ways to develop revenue streams with existing and new corporate partners, including through event sponsorships and corporate gifts for specific CT activations

  • Articulate the mission and activities of Common Threads to diverse corporate and community audiences through group presentations and individual conversations, as well as in proposals or written requests

  • Build meaningful relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, volunteers, and advocate and seek increased funding commitments

  • Prepare Leadership Team members and Program Managers for cultivation, solicitation, and/or stewardship conversations/ activations as needed

  • Work with Communications colleagues to integrate partners benefits where needed into Comms campaigns and assets

  • Respond to donor questions and resolve issues in a timely manner

  • Organize and execute special projects that support the greater Development team as appropriate

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions of this role and are not an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel occupying this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. required

  • Three + years of experience in managing funder relationships

  • Demonstrated experience with project and account management

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including facility manipulating Office/Windows and Google/other web-based donor management platforms, as well as basic composition and design programs including PowerPoint and/or InDesign

  • Demonstrated experience earning new funding

  • Experienced relationship manager, with demonstrated past responsibility for externally-facing partnerships or stakeholders

  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations

  • Experience and/or high comfort level working virtually with internal and external team members

  • A commitment to the mission and values of Common Threads

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

How to apply: Submit resume and cover letter. No phone calls please. Serious applicants only, incomplete applications will not be considered. No third-party firms.

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