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13 Jan 2022

Full-Time Corporate Relations Officer

PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society – Posted by PAWS Lynnwood, Washington, United States

Job Description

A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives.

Position Title: Corporate Relations Officer

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy & Events

The Corporate Relations Officer is responsible for cultivating and growing relationships with companies and their management teams and employees that seek to support the life-saving work of PAWS. This team member is tasked with securing corporate sponsors for PAWS’ signature events, assisting businesses with third-party fundraisers, and growing the workplace giving program.

In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
• Research and identify new partners who may be interested in the PAWS mission and programs.
• Build and manage a portfolio of 80 to 100 corporate partners to support financial and relationship-building goals.
• Initiate, cultivate, and manage relationships with new and current corporate partners.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director of Events on event sponsorship strategies and secure sponsorships for PAWS signature events.
• Partner with the grant writing team to produce grant applications and reports for corporate funders.
• Coordinate with program and administrative staff as it relates to corporate fundraising activities.
• Design a corporate third-party fundraising program that supports businesses looking to raise funds for PAWS.
• In collaboration with the Associate Director of Communications, create a process for vetting cause marketing partnership requests and negotiating with interested companies.
• Formalize PAWS’ workplace giving strategy and engage businesses to grow workplace giving revenue.
• Maintain constituent contact information and record activity reports in the donor database.
• Creates summary reports and analyzes trends in the corporate giving program.
• Participates in the conceptual design, writing, and production of proposals, informational materials, gift agreements, and other materials needed to secure corporate support.
• Coordinates the participation of PAWS leadership team, Board of Directors, leadership volunteers, and staff in fundraising activities.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
This position works under the general guidance of the Director of Philanthropy & Events and is expected to pursue the established duties without direct supervision.
This is a hybrid position. The Corporate Relations Officer will work remotely and is expected to visit PAWS locations when necessary (e.g., donor tours).

Must be able to sit for long periods of time working at a computer. Work is performed both in and out of the PAWS facility. Some local travel required.

• High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
• At least five years of successful fund development experience, with an emphasis on cultivating and securing corporate support.
• Excellent verbal and writing skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team to serve as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic ambassador for PAWS.
• Possess excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and works effectively and respectfully with diverse groups of people.
• Strong organizational and administrative skills.
• Team-oriented, proactive, and flexible.
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with donor database software and tracking systems.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and have a tactful, mature, and sincere attitude.
• Ability to work with clearly defined goals, and plan and organize efforts to achieve objectives.
• Fundraising experience in the animal welfare or environmental fields is desirable, but not necessary.
• A sincere interest in supporting the mission and values of PAWS.
• Must exemplify the values of the organization in all interactions with coworkers and members of the public, including respect, trust, compassion, commitment, and kindness.
• Must have or be able to obtain a valid Washington driver’s license with no major or repeated minor traffic offenses and auto-insurance with required coverage limits.

Employees and clients wear face covers at work. Specific cleaning and disinfection protocols are in place.

Generous benefits available including health/vision/dental/disability/life insurance, 403(b) with Company contribution and match, paid time off, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, pet supply discounts, and discounts for veterinary services.

PAWS is an equal opportunity employer. PAWS employment decisions are made based on merit and business needs. PAWS is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

All PAWS positions receive written performance evaluations after the first 90 days and annually thereafter.

Please visit our online applicant page to upload your resume & cover letter and fill out the required information.
PAWS | Progressive Animal Welfare Society Job Posting | PAWS

Only Complete Application Packets will receive consideration.
Application materials received by February 1, 2022, will receive priority consideration.

Note: Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the successful candidate will be required to provide both evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.

All Offers of Employment are Conditional, based on successful completion of reference and background checks.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please visit our online applicant page to upload your resume & cover letter and fill out the required information. PAWS | Progressive Animal Welfare Society Job Posting | PAWS Only Complete Application Packets will receive consideration. Application materials received by February 1, 2022, will receive priority consideration.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 37 days.

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