McDonald's - Corporate

Chicago, Illinois, United States

RMHC Corporate Partnerships Specialist

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Job Description

Company Description:

McDonalds is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonalds remains one of the worlds leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonalds, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides essential services that remove barriers, strengthen families, and promote healing when children need healthcare. RMHC strives to be part of the solution to issues challenging families today. Families are challenged with how to stay near and support a hospitalized child; how to afford staying together in another city while a child is undergoing treatment; or even getting basic medical and dental care in underserved communities. We use our resources and partnerships in the community to help families gain access to healthcare services and keep families together during critical points in their children's lives.

Principle Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Corporate Partnerships Specialist will serve as a key member of the Development team, with a focus on supporting the Corporate Partnerships team on activation and stewardship deliverables. This person will provide administrative and logistical support and assist in the execution of successful corporate partnerships initiatives, including financial and in-kind support, as well as employee engagement and cause marketing campaigns.

Fundraising & Relationship Building (50%):

  • Support team to develop, manage and steward existing high-profile corporate partnerships worth $4M+.
  • Provide direct support to the Corporate Partnerships Manager and Corporate Partnerships Activation Supervisor to provide administrative and logistical support to enhance cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for corporate partners and donors.
  • Serve as a secondary point of contact for corporate partners, addressing inquiries, providing support, and ensuring a positive and mutually beneficial partnership experience.
  • Support the development of the vision, strategy and overall relationship with the corporate partner, as directed by the account manager.
  • Assist with the continued development and ideation of activation materials to support partners marketing and employee engagement campaigns.
  • Support the execution of each individual partner cultivation/stewardship plan, working with internal colleagues and external partners on fundraising and marketing activation deliverables.
  • Serve as the frontline customer service representative for the corporate partnerships team by supporting RMHC Chapter inquires and managing the corporate partner inbox. This will include responding to all inquiries in a timely manner, conducting basic prospect research for incoming inquiries and conducting initial qualification calls as needed.
  • Coordinate and implement team operational processes for in-kind donations to benefit the RMHC system. This includes working closely with operations team and Chapters to identify budget relieving resources and distribution execution.

Project Management & Department Support (30):

  • Arrange meetings with staff, donors, prospects and others as requested by team leadership, scheduling and maintaining a calendar of appointments, meetings, and itineraries.
  • Responsible for sending donor communications including drafting and sending acknowledgment letters and stewardship touchpoints.
  • Gather, research, synthesize, and analyze data and information to prepare stewardship reports across a variety of topics that can be presented to donors. This includes the development and execution of surveys in partnership with the RMHC system.
  • Actively develop and maintain digital collateral and resources for Chapters and partners, including but not limited Annual Report, Donor Directory listings, in-kind donation resources, Chapter activation and fundraising guides.

Data Management and Prospect Research (20%):

  • Maintain database ensuring moves management, the accuracy of donor profiles, prospect information, mailing lists, and other records.
  • Research and identify prospective donors using various search methods and software to assist in the cultivation of new relationships.
  • Coordinate the execution of partnership and Chapter agreements in partnership with the RMHC Finance team and RMHC legal counsel.
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Partnerships Team to track and manage incoming partner payments as part of Partnerships contract agreements and donor invoices. This includes managing Chapter disbursements when applicable.

The Corporate Partnerships Specialist must be a great teammate and possess strong interpersonal skills along with a desire to help others succeed. Key knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in non-profit preferred
  • Experience working with complex, national, or global organizations that have local affiliates preferred
  • Ability to manage complex deadlines and progress across the team to ensure various projects are delivered on time and meet the donor expectations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and provide exceptional customer service to diverse audiences including donors, prospective donors and staff.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, messaging, and oral communications skills, including the ability to make presentations, both verbal and written
  • Knowledgeable in current philanthropic trends, data and other philanthropy-focused information.
  • Ability to contribute to a strong internal culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and to be a positive team player
  • Proficiency in databases such as Salesforce, Word, Excel
  • Able and willing to travel and work a variable schedule when necessary
Additional Information:

McDonalds is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonalds provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonalds provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.