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Sr. Specialist Community Relations - Foundations

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11586891
Date Posted: 11-11-2018
 As a member of the Community Relations team, this individual will oversee governance and fundraising strategy for American’s two employee foundations. This includes the planning, development and implementation of a workplace giving program and day to day management of American’s employee foundations/funds.

Specifically you will be doing the following:
  • Help 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
  • Implement a workplace giving campaign which will effectively engage American’s team members and result in a sustainable model for our employee relief fund
  • Assist in fundraising efforts for American’s three annual fundraising events for 501c3 organizations to generate income and increase team member involvement
  • Take ownership of tasks/projects and proactively communicate next steps, timelines and potential issues to appropriate stakeholders – including during ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrates proficiency in technical, strategic and people leadership
  • Act with urgency and models sound strategic judgment to others including department and company leadership
  • Develop critical thinking skills by demonstrating the ability to anticipate major issues/obstacles
  • Make positive impact on the team, maintains optimistic, can-do attitude even when plans change
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field required
  • Minimum of three to five years related experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising management including federal and state tax legislation affecting charities
  • Experience in marketing, community development and/or fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience with non-profit foundations and/or boards
  • Knowledge of community events planning and management
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and execute on all with excellence
  • Flexibility to travel as needed
Additional Locations: Dallas, TX; None
Requisition ID: 23794 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth 
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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