Director of Corporate Relations

Job title: Director of Corporate Relations
Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Industry: Conservation, Parks

Job Description

Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Director of Corporate Relations. The Director of Corporate Relations develops and manages a successful corporate sponsorship program including identifying, soliciting and stewarding corporate sponsorships and gifts for events, programs, projects and special campaigns in support of the Great Parks’ comprehensive master plan.

This position is based at Winton Centre in Winton Woods Park.

Job Skills/Requirements
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Designs sponsorship packages in collaboration with program staff, marketing staff, and other relevant staff that leverage the value and reach of the park district and engage corporate partners in Great Parks’ mission. With the Marketing and Public Engagement Department, develops collateral materials in promotion of the corporate sponsorship program, including brochures, web pages, and sponsor deliverables. Works collaboratively with relevant staff to ensure the proper acknowledgement of all corporate supporters through deliverables as agreed upon in proposals.

Establishes and manages a detailed annual budget for the corporate sponsorship program that links to overall fundraising goals.

Attends and actively participates in local business programs and events, including but not limited to business and community networking events, diversity and inclusion networking events, conservation and parks events. Positions Great Parks as the philanthropic partner of choice in conservation and parks.

Collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer to develop relationships with the Park Commissioners and their corporate contacts in the business community.

Speaks to outside groups and prepares presentations to raise awareness of Great Parks as a philanthropic partner.

Develops and presents internal corporate relations training for staff.

Collaborates with the Grant Writer in soliciting corporate philanthropic gifts and with the Chief of Philanthropy in identifying donors with corporate connections and capacity.

Supports major initiatives of the Philanthropy division outside the corporate sponsorship program, including cultivation and fundraising events.

Manages prospect tracking and action reports using eTapestry or other related software.

Manages effective communication of division goals and objectives with other departments, leadership, and peers.

Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.

Accounts for cash transactions. Complies with all cash handling policies and enforces cash control procedures.

Manages expenditures, submits purchase requests, and approves invoices and purchasing card transactions in accordance with agency standards.

Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attends and participates in meetings, serves on committees and completes required training as directed.

Provides direction, trains, resolves routine problems and ensures work is completed by park district staff in relationship to corporate sponsorship program.

Occasionally works weekends, evenings and holidays.

Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.

Performs other job duties as assigned.
Scope of Supervision

Contact With Others
Board of Park Commissioners, staff and volunteers; Great Parks Forever Board of Directors; corporate leadership; consultants; sales representatives; community groups; sponsors; donors; vendors; general public and other job contacts.

Working Conditions
Normal office working conditions; occasional exposure to normal outdoor conditions when visiting various parks and facilities; occasional exposure to typical traffic conditions and hazards.

Usual Physical Demands
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
The employee regularly exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and frequently talks and hears when working and interacting with guest contacts.
The employee regularly sits for extended periods of time, and regularly walks.
Employee typically exhibits normal vision demands.
Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts items up to 25 pounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard office practices and procedures; corporate partnership and sponsorship principles and practices; local giving community; Great Parks policy, procedures and objectives; budget development and management; computer software, programs and applications.

Ability to: cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate prospects; exhibit excellent communication skills in written and oral presentation, including the ability to articulate the Great Parks’ mission and vision to a diverse audience; work in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision making and program responsibility; set clear priorities; exhibit good problem solving skills and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.

Skill in: relationship building; verbal and written communication; preparing financial, operational and written reports; planning, scheduling and organizing work; maintaining good public relations; customer service; application of job hardware and software programs.

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

Bachelor’s Degree with seven years of fundraising experience, five of which the primary responsibility is corporate relations and a successful track record of securing new sponsors and retaining current sponsors.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

License or Certification Requirements
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines.

The salary is negotiable based on experience. Typical starting salary range for the position is between $57,913-$72,393/year, full salary range for the position is $57,913-$86,870/year.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Monday, February 24, 2020.

Please apply online by visiting

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.