Careers: Manager, Corporate Relations

Job Description: Manager, Corporate Relations
Location: Chennai
Job nature: Permanent Full-time

The person will work closely with the fundraising team and shall be responsible for managing constant relationship and communication with corporate sponsors and institutional / high net worth individual (HNI) donors. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with corporate / donors, with strong written and verbal communication, presentation and networking skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The applicant shall interact/work with people including corporate sponsors, institutional / HNI donors, government agencies, partner organisations, staff and volunteers.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Connect and liaison with corporate entities, institutional / HNI donors towards meeting the financial / non-financial resource requirements of the organization
• Network and engage the corporate entities associated with the organization on a constant basis
• Identify and channelize appropriate engagement opportunities internally towards fulfilling corporate volunteering requirement – Pro-bono or otherwise
• Effectively manage existing partnerships and establish new partnerships for fundraising
• Coordinate with other staff members and volunteer leaders to engage sponsors / donors and to report them on utilisation of their resources / progress of projects
• Prioritizes, and follows up on all matters and concerns in relation to sponsor / donor management and recommends appropriate course ofaction, referral, or response
• Ensure all important information including programmes / initiatives / campaigns / events are communicated to all sponsors / donors in a timely and professional manner
• Actively seek participation of corporate entities in fundraising events
• Conduct periodic feedback surveys from sponsors / donors towards improving the relationship and advise the team suitable on corrective actions

Education Qualification / Experience:
• Any graduate
• Holding a Masters in Business Administration would be an advantage
• More than 2 years of relevant work experience. Freshers with exceptional aptitude for the profile are also welcome
• Prior work experience in non-profit sector would be an advantage
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable understanding of the non-profit sector, fundraising and donor relationship management
• Exceptional communication and influencing skills, combined with the ability to work under pressure in a changing environment
• Good negotiation, presentation, and public speaking skills
• Very strong networking and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including corporate sponsors, institutional / individual donors, government agencies, partner organisations, staff andvolunteers
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills in English. High degree of skill in grammar, spelling and punctuation are essential.
• Emotional maturity
• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Sensitivity and empathy with the vision, mission, values and programmes of Bhumi
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Co-founder
• Expected Age: Above 25
• Scope: Full time
• Remuneration: Rs.25,000-Rs.30,000 p.m. based on the candidate’s profile
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in your resume along with a brief note on your aptitude for this role to [email protected]