Corporate Relationship Senior Manager

Corporate Relationship Senior Manager

The Corporate Relationship Senior Manager will primarily focus on institutional relationships, balancing a portfolio of complex, existing, and new corporate partners/donors. This Relationship Manager will develop and implement relationship strategies and collaborate with other departments to raise corporate support, steward corporate partners through a moves management process, and deepen connections to the mission of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

-Maintain a portfolio of approximately 50-75 current and emerging corporate relationships that are multifaceted in nature and result in renewed, increased, and new corporate gifts.
-Leverage best practice research in corporate engagement strategies for portfolio relationships.
-Partner with other organizational colleagues to proactively identify additional engagement opportunities for key corporate partners, such as volunteering, tours, food drives, cause marketing, food donations, and other support.
-Organize and participate in corporate partner tours and site visits.
-Assist in implementing the organization's corporate recognition and engagement strategies.
-Collaborate with grant writer and Corporate Relations team members on grant submissions, and related presentations, proposals, and reports.
-Develop and steward collaborative relationships with other corporate relationship managers, including food bank connections, to drive best practices, share information, and target joint strategies, where appropriate.
-Track portfolio management activities in Raisers Edge.
-Participate in various special events (as needed) to advance the organization's philanthropic objectives.

Application qualifications

-5-8 years of experience and demonstrated success in development, with a preferred emphasis on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate support.
-Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships, take initiative, set priorities, and manage multiple relationships.
-Strong communications, presentations, and interpersonal skills a must.
-Commitment to the organizational mission with a working knowledge of poverty-related issues and a thoughtfulness to the impact of hunger on Cook County.
-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 and Raisers Edge.


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