The Corporate Giving Manager is part of the Development Team and plays an integral role in the management of Access Fund’s corporate and community partners, the coordination of climbing industry related events and activities, and outreach strategies to drive sponsorship growth and recruitment. Candidates must possess strong organizational and time-management skills, attention to detail, and must be able to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
Pursue and manage a growing portfolio of corporate funding relationships to help drive revenue and meet annual fundraising goals
Support the annual goals of the development team and the organization
Develop and drive regional and national strategies to increase corporate partner and member gym revenue
Contract, invoice, and report on corporate partner commitments
Manage Access Fund’s presence at industry trade shows such as Outdoor Retailer, including meetings, events, booth setup, and partner engagement
Support corporate partners in telling their philanthropic story and ensure that partners are well represented in Access Fund marketing
Leverage brands to raise money for Access Fund through events and digital outreach opportunities
Update corporate partners on Access Fund wins and campaigns
Represent and speak on behalf of Access Fund at industry events
Manage and leverage the star power of the Athlete Ambassador program for fundraising and marketing campaigns
Expand Access Fund presence at climbing gyms across the country
Develop and maintain a positive and collaborative working relationship with our partners, community members, and staff
Essential Job Functions:
Based out of the Boulder, CO office
Moving and loading event boxes up to 30lbs.
Loading event tables in and out of Access Fund event vehicle
Pitching and sandbagging a 10x10 pop-up tent
Travel: frequent travel both by air and in Access Fund vehicle
Standing for 4+ hours at a time during events
A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
Must be able to work a consistent 40 hour week, with flexibility to travel, and work some nights/weekends as necessary
A minimum of two years of fundraising experience or outdoor industry sales experience
Be comfortable meeting new people, connecting with others, and speaking to groups
Demonstrated proficiency with technology and an ability to use a database
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team
Familiarity with non-profit organizations and fundraising tasks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with solid time and project management skills
Self-starter, capable of taking direction as well as working independently
Knowledge of climbing and an interest in climbing advocacy and the work of Access Fund
Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines. Good at dealing with uncertainty and last minute changes
Willing to take on projects outside of this job description
Experience managing business partnerships
Budget management experience
Experience working in the climbing and/or outdoor industry
Understanding of the indoor climbing gym industry and clientele
About Access Fund
Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps US climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, Access Fund supports and represents climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock, ice, mountaineering, and bouldering.
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