Corporate Development Manager

Corporate Development Manager


Make-A-Wish® Missouri is currently seeking an experienced Corporate Development Manager to join their team of professionals in Kansas City, MO


Position Summary:

This position will work from a home office in or around the Kansas City Metropolitan area.


The Corporate Development manager performs duties to support the Development efforts of Make-A-Wish® Missouri. The manager is responsible for a portfolio of accounts and serves as the primary liaison for all programs that support the Chapter’s revenue goals in the Kansas City Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Chief Development Officer and Director of Corporate Development in the solicitation of corporate support for all Chapter events and programs.
  • Collaborating in the development and execution of all fundraising strategies to achieve Chapter financial goals.
  • Researching new donors/sponsors.
  • Cultivating past supporters and re-engaging lapsed donors/sponsors.
  • Researching and cultivating potential National Accounts for the Missouri Chapter.
  • Assisting with Major Donor cultivation events and appointments.


Job Duties:


  • Evaluate current and past efforts as related to events and/or programs;
    • Develop a plan for increased revenue streams to support the Chapter’s long-range strategic goals.
    • Explore the various activities and needs of donors to encourage support from new contributors and recommitment of prior contributors.
  • Recommend fundraising priorities according to a 12-18 month cycle and work with the Director of Corporate Development to ensure goals are met.
  • Assist in developing an annual, comprehensive development calendar that includes detailed explanations and plans for each fundraising activity.
  • Assist in the development of a department budget and in monitoring expenditures as they pertain to assigned fundraising events and/or programs.



  • Solicit, cultivate and sustain relationships with organizations, corporations and individuals to address changing giving trends; present findings to the Director of Corporate Development.
  • Conduct a minimum of 8 field visits per week.


Administration/Interdepartmental Collaboration

  • Contribute to the writing of the annual report, Make-A-Wish® newsletters and supplemental information to support the Chapter’s relationships with its donors.
  • Meet with Development Managers on a regular basis to discuss departmental concerns and current issues and trends



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in development & fundraising with a proven record of success 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of board committee functions and structures.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in non-profit or public agency management, including supervising volunteers.
  • Working knowledge of non-profit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking, clear and effective written and oral communications skills and effective negotiations skills.
  • Proven ability in fundraising, coordination of events, corporate giving programs and fund development.
  • Must have reliable transportation.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience and education
  • Excellent benefits package





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