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Development Officer

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 3, 2022

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Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Programs, Grant Administration, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
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Full Time
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SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT+ older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT+ older people, and provides cultural competency training for aging providers and LGBT+ organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its growing social enterprise SAGECare. SAGE has staff in ten states and the District of Columbia and coordinates a growing network of 30 SAGE affiliates in 22 states and Puerto Rico. 


Position Summary: 

The Development Officer – Corporate Partnerships is a key member of the development department, reporting to the Director of Institutional Partnerships and working closely with grant, event, and volunteer management staff, as well as other staff across the organization. This position will be responsible for establishing and growing SAGE’s portfolio of corporate partners. They will guide corporate partners through each step of the partnership cycle, from prospecting to reporting. Primary responsibilities will include executing engagement opportunities, overseeing partnership activations, creating partnership collateral, responding to partnership inquiries, and managing the corporate partnership portfolio in Salesforce. The ideal candidate is relationship-oriented, organized, and conscientious. They must possess a passion for improving the lives of LGBT+ older people and an interest in sharing that passion with others.  


Required Skills/Qualifications:  

  • At least three years of experience in fundraising or strategic partnerships, preferably at an LGBT+, aging, or human services organization. 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle competing priorities, focus on task completion, and meet deadlines. 
  • Superior relationship building skills and fluency in corporate communications. 
  • Strong writing skills and experience generating development collateral, including written and electronic solicitations, sponsorship decks, presentations, and proposals. 
  • Familiarity with and a passion for addressing issues related to LGBT+ aging.  
  • Fluency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), virtual meeting platforms (Zoom, Teams, and other third-party applications), and experience working with Salesforce or a similar CRM. 


Key Responsibilities:  


  • In partnership with the Director of Institutional Partnerships, develop and launch a multi-year strategy to ambitiously increase the size and number of corporate partnership gifts. 
  • Guide corporate partners through each step of the partnership cycle, including prospecting, pitching, contracting, launching, and reporting. 
  • Create and execute engagement opportunities for corporate partners and donors, including partner briefings and other virtual and in-person events. 
  • Track all corporate partnership deadlines, prepare project management timelines, and coordinate with responsible internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Create and maintain an inventory of SAGE partnership collateral, including partnership decks and appeal letters.  
  • Plan and manage responses to corporate and community partnership related inquiries.  
  • Coordinate and attend virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities for corporate partners and ERGs. 
  • Develop in-depth prospect research profiles for potential corporate partners. 
  • Ensure potential and current corporate partners align with SAGE’s mission and values and meet legal requirements. 
  • Maintain accurate corporate development records, including deadlines, contact information, communications, and other data relevant to corporate partnership management in Salesforce and shared computer files. 
  • Maintain and update passwords, subscriptions, and enrollment in corporate partnership external systems. 
  • Participate as an important member of the SAGE fundraising team and assist as needed at special events.  





Competitive salary: SAGE offers a competitive benefits package as well as an exciting and unique work environment.  


How to Apply 

Please email your resume and cover letter to with “Development Officer in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 


Equal Employment Opportunity 


SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship status, marital or family status, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, HIV serostatus, military or military discharge status, height, weight, disability or handicap, domestic violence victim status, employment status, socioeconomic status, criminal history or arrest record, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, natural hair or hairstyle, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy, with respect to all matters concerning employment. 

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