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Manager, Community Relations Community Development

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11549720
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
As a senior team member of the Community Relations team, this individual will create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising for our employee foundations and community events. This includes the planning, development and implementation of a workplace giving program and large scale fundraising activities and events.  The manager will also help oversee the execution of fundraising events and have operational responsibility for American’s employee foundations/funds.
  • Determine best-in-class governance structure for American’s two funds – Family Fund and Education Foundation to ensure stability, efficient processes and increased giving
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors of each foundation to support the strategic direction of American’s foundations
  • Establish meeting cadence, develop agendas and drive business results for both foundations
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with fundraising principles; drive company policies, practices, and procedures for employee fundraising initiatives and foundations
  • Set the strategic direction and implementation of a workplace giving campaign which will effectively engage American’s team members and result in a sustainable model for our employee relief fund
  • Drive strategy and implementation of American’s three annual fundraising events for 501c3 organizations to generate income and increase team member involvement
  • Collaborate with internal communications partners to create effective communication plans that inform and inspire our employees from our diverse workgroups throughout the system on all development activities
  • Strategically collaborate and build relationships across functional divisions and key external stakeholders
  • Initiate and takes ownership of projects, communicate plan and next steps, anticipate challenges and propose well-thought out solutions
  • Develop team members into effective communicators and leaders and provide them with the expectations, tools and coaching to execute well
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field required
  • Minimum of five to seven years related experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising management including knowledge of federal and state tax legislation affecting charities
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and execute on all with excellence
  • Experience in marketing, community development and fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience with non-profit boards strongly preferred
  • Excellent influencing, leadership, communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven skills in managing and leading a team
  • Proven ability to build collaborative relationships at all levels and organizational lines: executive and senior management, HR team, various business units and workgroups
  • Knowledge of community events planning and management
  • Flexibility to travel as needed

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