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JOB/POSITION TITLE:  Marketing and Communication Specialist, Events & Programs 

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager
Classification: Full-time; Exempt


Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all the chapter’s marketing, communications, community and public relations efforts to advance the Make-A-Wish events and initiatives in order to fulfill the organization’s vision of granting the wish of every medically-eligible child.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist works with the Marketing and Communications Manager to develop the organization’s varied and integrated marketing and communications plans, products and services including; media and community outreach, special event and fundraising collateral and communications, donor stewardship recognition, mission delivery outreach and support, brand management, marketing collateral, advertising, social media, website management, etc.



  • Serve as the lead designer and producer of all event collateral including but not limited to
    • Invitations, programs, billboards, T-shirts, banners, websites, emails, newsletters, signage, postcards, posters, awards
    • Develop and produce collateral for fundraising initiatives including Fund-A-Wish, planned giving, individual giving circle
    • Create and manage weekly newsletters for fundraising initiatives including Wish It Forward, Trailblaze Challenge, W.I.S.H. Society
  • Create and update collateral for development team to ensure brand compliance and consistency: events, sponsorship opportunities, Fund-A-Wish, individual giving, planned giving opportunities
  • Evaluate and assist with cause related marketing programs  


  • Work with event lead to create a communications timeline for each event and integrate into chapter communications calendar
  • Integrate social media posts for event participation and recruitment into chapter social media calendar
  • Integrate recruitment emails, electronic save the dates, evites and event reminders into overall chapter email communications calendar
  • Make event related adjustments to the chapter website including creating calendar of event pages, updating content and evaluating design
  • Assist Marketing and Communications Manager on communication materials as needed


  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to prepare and order office stewardship materials including thank you letters and postcards
  • Recognizing donors and sponsors on communication materials including website, social media, newsletters, and press materials when appropriate
  • Assist with annual appreciation events including creating invitations, sending emails, designing PowerPoint slides and designing cards for holiday treats


  • Create event websites to encourage online fundraising and activation
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to manage all reviews and messages via social media and connect with respective staff members as needed
  • Work with development team to identify and create more intuitive means to donate online
  • Ensure that all collateral is driving traffic to website


  • Work with Marketing & Communications Manager to produce event related videos and photography
  • Serve as point of contact for video projects including event sponsor thank you videos, W.I.S.H. Society Honoree introduction videos, Trailblaze Challenge promo and recruitment videos and more
  • Identify opportunities to further enhance our photography and video strategy for events and initiatives


  • Manage social media, marketing and awareness for national campaigns
  • Work with Mission Delivery department and Development Coordinator position to fulfill local activation of National Partners
  • Work with National staff on enterprise-wide National partner communication campaigns including Disney and Macy’s


  • BA or BS Degree in graphic design, public relations or marketing. 
  • Candidate must have at least 1-2 years’ experience.
  • Extremely creative with a passion for design and typography and the ability to communicate a message to target audiences with high visual impact.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented professional with excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team a must.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks, deadlines, budgets, priorities and delegation.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office; working knowledge of HTML/CSS and video editing software a plus.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups and willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours as required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Social Media platforms,

Email resume, cover letter stating the position you're applying and salary requirements to by May 21, 2019.  Please add position applying for in SUBJECT line of email. No phone calls please. 

JOB/POSITION TITLE: Director Corporate Partnerships   

Reports to: Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Supervises: Development Coordinator      
Classification: Full-time; Exempt


Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer (CDO) this position is responsible for streams of fundraising  across  the chapter's 51 county territory focused on corporate relations and development, inclusive of developing national partnerships, local and national cause marketing programs, corporate grants, Fund-A-Wish, sponsorship, employee giving, and our Charlotte area’s annual Wish Ball Gala; total position budget line of approximately 1 million.

Responsible for an overall strategic plan for a corporate giving and engagement integrated campaign model that supports the short- and long-term goals of assigned revenue streams. The position is responsible for developing a plan, breaking it into its constituent parts, execution and motivating staff and volunteers to reach their individual and group goals and management of Development Coordinator to similar. Must be able to manage and execute multiple campaigns and initiatives simultaneously.


Strategic Planning: Together with CDO, participate in the organization's strategic planning process to ensure integration of fundraising, awareness and philanthropy.

Leadership & Management: Foster and support a culture of philanthropy across the organization. Ensure sound administrative and management policies and procedures to support fundraising functions. Foster professionalism and productivity among self and staff.

Donor Research: Develop a list of prospective donors by identifying corporations and foundations with capacity and propensity to give. Work with CEO, CDO, team and Board of Directors to connect high level corporate prospects across chapter territory.

Relationship Building: Initiate and strengthen corporate and foundation relationships with key donors through systematic cultivation.

Corporate Campaigns: Design, implement, track and manage multiple fundraising initiatives and marketing campaigns with corporate partners.  Fulfill organization deliverables and ensure maximum benefit to both parties.

Fundraising: Design and implement short- and long-term fundraising plans and budgets to support strategic goals.

Volunteers & Community Involvement: Develop and maintain relationships with volunteers for committee and leadership engagement to support initiatives.

Goals, Metrics & Evaluation: Conduct ongoing performance analysis of fundraising efforts, using appropriate standards, in order to identify opportunities, set priorities, resolve problems and inform future planning.

Ethics & Accountability: Execute appropriate gift acceptance policies that reflect legal and ethical standards.

The Wish Ball: Responsible for significantly growing sponsorship of annual Wish Ball gala, currently raising $650,000.   Cultivate and steward growth of new and current partners, act as lead development officer in supporting and driving the Board to key gala goals and partner with gala committee. 

Records Management: Responsible for directing appropriate data entry, utilizing Raiser's Edge, regarding all prospect research, family relationships, community relationships, prospect visits and phone calls, invitations, Board and volunteer responsibilities and other items of note that could be helpful in fundraising.


· Excellent organizational skills

· Ability to create and manage to timelines and deadlines to achieve individual and team financial/program goals – long and short-term

· Excellent interpersonal skills to develop fruitful long-term relationships

· Ability to manage multiple projects

· Hands on leader that is willing to get in the weeds

· Comfortable with public speaking, ability to inspire

· Effective oral and written communication skills

· Executive Presence - ability to influence without authority

· Hands on working knowledge of developing and managing to annual fundraising budgets

· Understanding of finance and business

· Experience with a relational donor database; Raiser's Edge preferred

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

· Grant writing, event planning, public relations and marketing skills


· Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications or similar. 

· Minimum 5 years of diversified fundraising experience, preferably in corporate development and cause marketing

· Track record of success in all aspects of fundraising

· Experience soliciting and closing individual and/or corporate gifts of greater than $25,000+

· Extensive experience managing volunteers and committees

· Ability to work weekend and evening events/functions as required

· Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle

Email resume, cover letter stating the position you're applying and salary requirements to by May 21, 2019.  Please add position applying for in SUBJECT line of email. No phone calls please. 

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474