• Sponsorship Specialist - Jacksonville, FL

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Position
    P11715
    Category
    Fundraising
    Type
    Full-Time/Regular
  • Job Summary

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Sponsorship Specialist collaborates with the WWP Corporate Partnerships team and builds relationships with corporate sponsors, individual donors, and foundations, and secures high-dollar, multi-year funding to achieve Wounded Warrior Project’s fundraising and revenue goals.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Identify new corporate sponsors, develop relationships with them, increase their awareness of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, and engage them programmatically with WWP.
    • Oversee requests, leads, and contacts and engage accordingly.
    • Effectively communicate to new corporate sponsors the value of the WWP programs and services delivered to wounded warriors and their families when asking for their financial support.
    • Obtain new corporate sponsors financial support at six- and seven-figure levels and multi-year gifts.
    • Manage the current corporate sponsors portfolio. Maximize these professional relationships to meet the objectives of both the sponsors and WWP.
    • Collaborate and work effectively with multiple internal WWP teams and with external corporate sponsors teams.
    • Manage projects between WWP and its corporate sponsors.
    • Work with WWP Legal team, Communications team, and Marketing team to incorporate corporate sponsors’ logos on WWP items.
    • Create and maintain a professional network on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project.
    • Leverage corporate relationships to engage individual donors, foundations, and employees by working cross channels internally.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships at all levels of an organization and build successful and effective relationships.
    • Experience stewarding corporate, foundation, and individual donor partnerships.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities and complete assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding working environment.
    • Demonstrated analytical ability and utilize critical thinking skills and analytical skills in problem solving.
    • Strong presentation skills. Confident communicator with demonstrated ability to present information effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, be decisive, influence others, and influence change.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects.
    • Demonstrated understanding of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission, values, programs, and services, and the impact of these programs and services on wounded warriors and their families.
    • Demonstrated understanding of military service organizations (MSOs) and veteran service organizations (VSOs).
    • High energy level, self-starter, and willing to take initiative.
    • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.
    • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or related field. Equivalent combination of applicable education, training, certification, or experience may be considered in lieu of degree
    • Five years of account management experience.
    • Five years of experience fundraising or outside sales.
    • Three years of experience working with senior management and executives.

    Preferences

    • Five years of marketing experience.
    • Five years of experience working in non-profit organization.

    Certifications & Licensure

    • NA

     

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