Development Officer - Corporate Relations



Development Officer - Corporate Relations

Employment Type:

Full time


Redmond, WA


$52k - $55k annually, DOE

Application Contact:

Becky Jeanes 425 952-3047

Job Description:

~~Title:  Development Officer – Corporate Relations
Department:  Development
Location: Redmond/Willows Administrative Office
Work Schedule: Full Time, occasional evenings and weekends required
Compensation:  $52k - $55k annually, DOE
Benefits:  Eligible
Open:  October, 2017
Closes: When filled

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Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in the north and east King County, WA. With service centers in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley (Carnation), we are the largest nonprofit organization in the area.  Hopelink programs and services focus on five key areas: food, financial assistance, housing & family development, adult education & employment and transportation/mobility. Programs are aimed at helping people achieve stability, and helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.

The Corporate Development Officer expands Hopelink’s profile in the local business community through cultivation and stewardship of corporate donors and procurement of corporate gifts and sponsorships for annual campaigns and events. The Development Officer possesses outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills along with the ability to think critically and the flexibility to prioritize changing needs. Professional maturity and respect for donor and client confidentiality is essential to success in this role and past experience should indicate an interest and commitment to working in the not-for-profit sector.

Essential Functions:
(Note: Any one position may not include all of the functions nor do the listed functions include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)

• Researches and identifies potential corporate donors.
• Establishes and manages an ongoing method for solicitation and cultivation of new corporate donors.
• Identifies top donor prospects and maintains system that tracks status of key business donors as well as activities to attract new donors. Prepares contact and status reports.
• Works with senior staff to identify and implement strategies to pursue new revenue streams or development activities for agency support.
• Ensures timely production of personalized acknowledgement letters.
• Develops sponsorship solicitation materials for campaigns and events. Prepare donor proposals including grants for underwriting and ongoing corporate sponsorship opportunities. Supports peer-to-peer fundraising efforts.
• Coordinates and executes corporate sponsorship appeals for Hopelink’s End Summer Hunger and Lend a Hoping Hand campaigns as well as annual Hopelink events including the Reaching Out Luncheon, Turkey Trot and Farm Fresh Feast.
• Conducts agency tours for business leaders interested in learning more about Hopelink.
• Speaks to community and business groups to generate interest in Hopelink business giving opportunities.
• Participates as a team member in supporting Hopelink activities when needed (may include weekend and evening work) including staffing or attending events.
• Coordinates additional postal mail and email campaigns as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Communicates respectfully with people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, color, national origin, marital status, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, gender identity, military status, genetic information, or any other expression of diversity.
• Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Hopelink Standards of Conduct
• Practices and achieves Hopelink’s Core Competencies in order to support Hopelink’s overall strategy, team goals and individual goals.  Core competencies are listed below.
• Regular attendance and punctuality is essential to our business and to this position.

Required Qualifications:

• 3-4 years direct experience in corporate sponsorship/fundraising/relations;
• Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience and/or education;
• Advanced Microsoft Office products knowledge and experience including mail merge functions.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member with other employees, managers, and directors within Hopelink and with potential corporate supporters.
• Ability to distill complex Agency needs into clear, competitive, targeted funding requests.
• Manage multiple tasks and have the ability to reset priorities at any given time—able to work under time and deadline pressures.
• Perform duties with a critical eye for details.
• Exceptional communication skills - ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with potential and current funders and community members.
• Experience with nonprofit fund-development databases. Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3 + years experience in Development
Core Competencies: Hopelink embraces a set of competencies for all our employees. These competencies are qualifications, skills, abilities, knowledge and behaviors which are necessary for achieving our overall strategy. These include:
Communicating Openly and Inclusively:
• Openly, honestly, consistently, and accurately communicates information to others in a manner that is respectful of various backgrounds (e.g. cultural, educational, religious, racial), creating two-way feedback channels and open dialogue
• Takes time to listen and understand the entire situation and constructively address issues.
Collaborating and Integrating:
• Works effectively with other people, teams, and departments and seeks out opportunities to partner with other people, teams, and departments to achieve Hopelink's goals
Improving and Changing:
•  Finds potential opportunities and builds creative and/or innovative solutions; is dedicated to continuous improvement and change, as necessary, including willingness to change and leading others through change.
Demonstrating Accountability:
• Embraces his/her role, takes initiative and ownership for his/her work and behavior, and holds others to similar standards; demonstrates programmatic and financial stewardship to ensure achievement of the mission and long-term sustainability.
Focusing on the Customer:
• Focuses on serving the needs of both internal and external customers and stakeholders, gathering feedback, creating relationships, balancing their needs, and developing and meeting expectations.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions. 

• Must be able to lift 30 pounds on an occasional basis.
• Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reaching with hands and arms. 
• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 
• The work environment is part of a team collaboration of cubicles and the noise level is moderate at times.

Licenses, Certificates and other requirements:

• Must pass criminal background check through the State Patrol.
• Valid Washington State driver’s license.
• Reliable personal transportation.
• Proof of personal automobile liability insurance.


We are actively building an environment that welcomes and encourages the involvement and success of all individuals and respects the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and values are included.
If you want to join our dynamic team, why not bring your talents and skills to Hopelink?  In addition to great staff, we offer a competitive benefit package.

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Hopelink is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.


10675 Willows Rd NE #275
Redmond, WA, United States
Phone: 425 952-3047

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