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18-140: Strategic Philanthropy Specialist
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Resource Development
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The Strategic Philanthropy Specialist is a passionate individual eager to share International Medical Corps work and story with stakeholders and prospective supporters, communicating the urgency and impact of our work, with a goal of developing multi-faceted relationships with and generating revenue from corporations. The right candidate will have frontline corporate fundraising experience, comfort communicating with a range of audiences, and the skills to identify funder priorities and adapt her or his approach, while also being able to collaborate with internal stakeholders to help bring corporate partnerships to fruition.



  • Pursue transformative corporate relationships that foster not just philanthropic investment but mission-aligned partnerships inclusive of gift-in-kind, employee engagement, cause marketing opportunities and more – with a focus on unrestricted and/or flexible revenue streams
  • Develop annual and long-term strategies for the donors and prospects in your portfolio
  • Using a moves managed approach, proactively and strategically identify, pursue and steward a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects; regularly communicate with donors in your portfolio
  • Open doors to new corporate relationships on behalf of International Medical Corps
  • Lead donor meetings as a solo fundraiser or in partnership with leadership and program staff
  • Solicit and close six- and seven-figure gifts from corporations and corporate foundations.
  • Network with potential donors and nonprofit counterparts to share information and seek new avenues for support; represent International Medical Corps at conferences and special events
  • Leverage corporate relationships and your portfolio to support existing fundraising opportunities, including the Annual Awards Celebration, Luncheons, Annual Campaigns and more
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to build and deliver on multi-faceted partnerships, including communications and programs teams as needed.
  • Ensure and implement appropriate follow up, including drafting emails, concept notes, presentations, etc. and work with internal teams to ensure appropriate input and approval.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
  • 10-15 years of fundraising experience, or the equivalent in a corporate setting, with at least five years as a frontline fundraiser
  • Experience soliciting and closing six-figure and seven-figure gifts from corporations and corporate foundations, including building a pipeline of new prospects
  • Strength in envisioning and delivering on the potential of corporate relationships, bringing both strategy and creativity to sustaining and expanding them over time
  • Business acumen, ability to identify and align International Medical Corps work with corporate priorities, and pursue impactful public recognition strategies that elevate corporate relationships
  • Excellent relationship building, verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to communicate effectively with diverse internal and external partners
  • Possess intellectual curiosity, an understanding and enthusiasm for the work of International Medical Corps, and an ability to think outside the box
  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, prioritization and project management
  • High standard of ethics, ensuring discrete handling of donor records