Corporate Relations Manager

OneJustice | San Francisco, California

Background

OneJustice is a nonprofit legal organization that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. We have three core program areas: (1) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state; (2) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues. More information about OneJustice is available at www.OneJustice.org.

Job Summary

The Corporate Relations Manager is a new position that will have ownership of and responsibility for OneJustice’s corporate relationship program, including both volunteer engagement and fundraising.  The position will ensure a robust, high quality, and donor-centric corporate relations program (identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) that exceeds annual budget goals for fundraising and provides a remarkable corporate donor experience. The Corporate Relations Manager also has primary responsibility for managing the annual Opening Doors to Justice awards and fundraising event.  OneJustice has an annual budget of approximately $3 million which consists of earned income, grants, and charitable giving from individuals and corporations.  The Manager reports directly to the CEO (Julia Wilson), is a member of the Development & Communications team, and works out of the San Francisco office. This position is an excellent match for a candidate who is passionate about social justice and has at least 2 years of demonstrated steadily increasing fundraising or project management responsibilities in a nonprofit setting and who would like to actively pursue leadership and professional development growth in a highly supportive environment.

Responsibilities

1.  Manage Corporate Donor Relations (approximately 40%):

Serve as the Owner of an ambitious annual plan for corporate engagement in both OneJustice pro bono projects and OneJustice fundraising strategies, including:

  • Manage a portfolio of 60+ law firms and corporations to ensure their strong relationships with OneJustice (includes managing up to the CEO to ensure her stewardship of top level corporate relationships)
  • Work with Pro Bono Justice (PBJ) program staff and CEO to create an annual plan for corporate engagement and stewardship
  • Serve as Owner of the successful implementation and executive of that annual plan
  • Work with PBJ program staff and Communications Associate to engage in robust, vibrant and effective stewardship of all corporate relationships
  • Develop and implement a Corporate-Matching giving program (working together with the Donors Relations Manager to execute)
  • Ambassador: represent OneJustice at various corporate relationship-building and fundraising events (evenings, weekends and travel required)
  • Oversee the use and maintenance of OneJustice’s CRM (Bloomerang) for tracking engagement with law firms and corporations, including ensuring regular use by program staff, integrity of data, tracking goals to actuals, etc.
  • Participate in Advisory Board meetings as part of the overall corporate engagement plan
  • Understand and comply with all OneJustice gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals

2.  Manage OneJustice’s Annual Fundraising from the Annual Event (approximately 40%)

  • Manage all aspects of OneJustice’s annual Opening Doors to Justice event, which takes place in June of each year and includes an awards presentation, silent and live auction, and roughly 300-350 attendees
  • Achieve annual fundraising goals for the event, including managing the corporate sponsorship process to achieve the budget goals, including solicitations, acknowledgements, and RSVP tracking, plus the live & silent auction proceeds, and ticket sales (The FY1718 goal for the June 2018 event is $375,000)
  • Manage the event program including interfacing with the two corporate honorees
  • Work with the Communications Associate on the event website and materials
  • Manage the relationship with all external vendors, including the external events coordinator who handles the logistics of the event and the graphic designer for event collateral

3.  Support the Board of Directors in their corporate fundraising activities (approximately 10%):

  • Manage the adoption of activity goals and corporate donor fundraising goals with Board of Directors whose annual fundraising plans focus on corporate relations and fundraising
  • Support and manage Board members in annual solicitations of gifts from corporations throughout each fiscal year
  • Manage, prompt, and track successful achievement by board members of their annual corporate fundraising goals

 

4.  Primary Staff to the OneJustice Strategy Council (approximately 10%):

  • The primary staff support to OneJustice’s Strategy Council, OneJustice’s cross-sector advisory group, which meets 3 times per year
  • Serving as the primary staff for all Strategy Council meetings, including working with the CEO on content, setting agendas, handling all meeting logistics
  • All other administrative and stewardship activities to maintain excellent relationships with Strategy Council members.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization with demonstrated steadily increasing responsibilities; fund development experience preferred but project management positions will be considered
  • Prior experience in planning, implementing, and staffing special events highly preferred
  • Prior experience working directly with a nonprofit Board of Directors in fundraising preferred
  • Travel within California is required, including working out of the Los Angeles OneJustice office to ensure in-person time with Southern California Board members, funders, and other stakeholders

Compensation

  • Starting salary for a Manager position is $49,600 (entry-level, with no previous experience at a Manager level), with increases possible for each year of prior directly relevant manager-level fundraising experience, as dictated by the OneJustice salary scale
  • Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays - including a full week off during the winter holidays)
  • OneJustice also offers a flexible spending account for qualified health and commute expenditures

How to Apply

To apply, please visit: https://onejustice.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3

In the online application system listed above, be prepared to submit the following information: a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a response to the following questions in detail in order for your application to be considered:

(1) OneJustice is fiercely committed to achieving its mission to increase legal services for those in need and to transform the legal aid system, while applying innovation practices and data-based evaluation to our work.  We strongly recommend that you review OneJustice’s mission, vision, programs, and strategic plan, and your cover letter should address, in detail, how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the key responsibilities of the position and add value to the overall work and strategies of the organization. Please be sure to include a detailed description of your approach to philanthropy and donor relations.

(2) In addition, OneJustice serves highly diverse communities in our clients and in the broader legal services sector.  To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 22, 2018, but interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis starting immediately. The ideal start date is February 2018.

To promote social justice and best serve our various communities, OneJustice is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services.  We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.

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