Corporate Engagement Manager

Corporate Engagement Manager

The Engagement Manager on the Corporate Relations team will be instrumental in deepening institutional donor engagement resulting in sustained and increased overall corporate support. This position will carry a focused portfolio of corporate event vendors and partners, and be responsible for developing and implementing broad based, multichannel engagement and recognition strategies for institutional partners.

Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

-Support the development of a robust, multichannel engagement strategy and communications plan for institutional partners, including existing and new engagement opportunities.
-Leverage best practice research in strategic recommendations for broad-based cultivation and stewardship strategies that strengthen the engagement of corporate partners.
-Create and maintain a corporate communications calendar, tracking milestones, assignments, and deadlines, for all scheduled emails, events, and strategic communications.
-Support the design and implementation of the teams corporate recognition strategy.
-Leverage events as an engagement channel with corporate partners, including (but not limited to) events like Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, FIA, Canstruction, and the new Corporate Partner Summit.
-Collaborate with the Development/Stewardship and Ops team for the coordination and execution of event logistics.
-Partner with the Development/Stewardship and Ops team on the development and roll-out of relevant content curation for corporate engagement materials and communications.
-Organize and participate in corporate partner tours and site visits.
-Track relationship activities in Raisers Edge

Application qualifications

-Bachelors's degree and 3+ years of fundraising experience required, with a preferred emphasis on broad-based stewardship and engagement strategies.
-Experience coordinating, planning and/or managing cultivation and stewardship initiatives required.
-Strong project management and time management skills; demonstrated success in building timelines, hitting milestones, meeting deadlines, and managing competing priorities.
-Strong presentation, communications, and interpersonal skills a must.
-A nimble, collaborative team player with the ability to navigate dynamic work environments and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
-Advanced computer skills including experience with Microsoft products, Raisers Edge, and Events CRMs.


Health, dental and vision insurance coverage
Employer paid life and disability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
403(b) retirement plan
Paid time off
Parental leave
Tuition reimbursement
Wellness reimbursement
Free onsite fitness classes
Healthy, affordable onsite dining

About the organization

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. We are at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – working to bring food, dignity and hope to our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. The Food Depository addresses the root causes of hunger with job training, advocacy and other innovative solutions. We are a proud member of Feeding America – the national network of food banks. By working to help those most in need go from hungry to hopeful, we truly become a Greater Chicago. Learn more at