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Corporate Relations Officer

Center on Halsted
Illinois, United States
$80,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

Essential Functions (critical to job function):

The Corporate Relations Officer will secure corporate funding in support of Center on Halsted’s mission. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, this staff member will be responsible for cultivating corporate relationships, sponsorships and annual partnerships with local and national corporate partners. The Corporate Relations Officer will serve as an ambassador for the Center, growing our corporate relationships and helping lead our corporate fundraising strategies.

 Nonessential Functions: (non-critical to job function):

·   Other duties as assigned

 Job Description


  • Research, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate supporters.
  • Develop and secure corporate sponsorships for fundraising events, Center programs and unrestricted support not tied to events or programs.
  • Develop, propose and execute strategies (a moves management system) for solicitation of corporate partnerships and sponsorships.
  • Leverage networking groups and events for growing the Center’s corporate partnerships.
  • Manage engagement of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and corporate volunteer opportunities and events in collaboration with the Manager of Events and Volunteers.
  • Produce sponsorship proposals, solicitation letters, stewardship materials, acknowledgements and related reports for corporate partners, drawing on collaboration with Communications team as needed.
  • Effectively prepare and guide the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Development Officer, planning how and when to efficiently leverage their time and resources to cultivate and steward existing and potential corporate donors
  • Create, implement, and evaluate the annual and multi-year budget plans to maintain and expand contributions from corporate sources.
  • Collaborate with Program to seek and develop ways to increase restricted and unrestricted revenue from corporate sources within a strategic framework.
  • Explore and implement opportunities for Cause-Related Marketing.

Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Organizational Core Competencies: Demonstrated by the candidate.


· Critical Thinking: Consistently identifies, gathers, and applies relevant information to their work.

· Equity Mindset:  Understands and is committed to goals of equity; consistently brings an equity mindset to the organization works and workplace.  interpersonally, organizationally and structurally.

· Collaboration:  Helps colleague as needed, views responsibilities as shared

· Communication:  Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, and community served; demonstrates empathy and listening.

· Adaptability:  The quality of being able to adjust to new conditions. Being able to change in order to fit or work better in some situations or for some purpose.

· Develops and Motivates Others:  Motivates others and supports their development through strong coaching and mentoring

· Leads with Vision:  Effectively prepares and communicates vision for the future of the organization and guides team through developing and managing subsequent changes.

· Continuous Improvement Minded:  Identifies strategies to improve organization’s impact; weighs diverse inputs to inform strategies, sets course and drives implementation.

Education/Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising with a primary focus on corporate relations and sponsorships.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Exceptional communication, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Deep knowledge of the LGBTQ communities, particularly at the intersections of identity and within the primary program areas within Center on Halsted’s work, particularly, housing and health.
  • Remarkable time management, prioritization skills, and project management. Familiarity and functional comfort with Raiser’s Edge preferred and with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Comfort with donor engagement. Proven record of successful corporate fundraising across industries. Knowledge of local, state and national funding sources.


Reporting Relationships

The Corporate Relations Officer reports to the Chief Development Officer.  Also, the Corporate Relations Officer works closely with other Development team members.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: This is a list of physical demands that is required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Physical Demands and Work Environment


Sitting for long periods of time


Standing occasionally


Lifting 15lbs or more




Walking up/down stairs





Machine and Equipment Used:

This is a list of machinery/equipment that is required to perform the essential duties of the position.


Machine and Equipment Used:







Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, neurodiversity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, veteran status or source of income and citizenship.


This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks and duties that are required of this position, and further, Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the employee’s responsibilities, tasks and duties.



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