Corporate Philanthropy Officer

🌎 Location
💵 Salary

$67,000 - $100,000

🗓️ Posted

November 6, 2023

Santa Clara, CA

LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.  As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.  LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community.  Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity.  A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff.  Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Summary

The Corporate Philanthropy Officer will play a key role in executing the LifeMoves Corporate Fundraising Program. As a primary relationship manager on the team, this position is responsible for maintaining financial support and growing engagement with their portfolio of 70 – 100 corporate and community partners.

To be successful in this role, this person must build high-trust relationships with a broad range of corporate and community contacts, from executive decision makers to Corporate Social Responsibility teams to employee volunteers. This person will navigate the evolving corporate philanthropy landscape to determine appropriate employee engagement strategies, leverage corporate matches and solicit partnership and sponsorship gifts.

The Ideal Candidate will have strong relationship management skills, be proactive and self-motivated, collaborative and team-oriented to appear as one- team to external partners. Possess strong communication skills and demonstrate sound judgement. Have skills to implement best practices and procedures as adopted by the team.


  • Manage strategic corporate accounts: Develop proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of corporate partners and community partners. Prioritize and offer key opportunities to existing corporate donors. Be able to consistently meet fundraising goals annually. This is the primary function of this role and requires incredible flexibility, patience, and tenacity.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit prospects: Secure new corporate sponsors and partners with an entrepreneurial approach. Be on the lookout for new and creative ways to connect with donors. Demonstrate gratitude to donors at each touch point, including being responsive, keeping records up to date with donor contact. Prepare and send accurate and timely letters of acknowledgement and other correspondence.
  • Represent LifeMoves internally and externally: Coordinate and manage engagements including virtual and in-person volunteer events for corporate employees, public recognition for sponsors and logistics for employee fundraisers. Partner with the individual philanthropy team to engage corporate executives. Represent LifeMoves in public speaking environments. Demonstrate knowledge and share appropriate information accurately. Be able to present in a virtual setting and in-person with ease and credibility.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders inside LifeMoves. Collaborate internally with teams across the LifeMoves organization. Some examples include Grants and Contracts Team to identify and manage grant process, finance teams for budgeting and invoicing, and programs teams.
  • Write Custom Proposals: Leverage templates and other proposals to create custom fundraising proposals, promotional materials, stewardship reports and ongoing communications with corporate and community contacts.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications:

  • A proven track record of developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with corporate accounts.
  • Three years successfully soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Knowledge of the Silicon Valley philanthropic community.
  • Significant level of computer proficiency including MS Office and relational donor databases (Salesforce experience preferred).
  • Work in-person and ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a safe DMV record.
  • Strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others and further the mission of LifeMoves.
  • An understanding of ideas and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and a commitment to ongoing professional development in this area.
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends

Salary & Benefits

$67,000 - $100,000

We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc.


Santa Clara, CA

LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Corporate Philanthropy Officer

$67,000 - $100,000


Santa Clara, CA





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