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Development Manager – Events & Corporate Relations


GLSEN is the leading education organization dedicated to creating safe & inclusive K-12 schools for all students regardless of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression.


GLSEN is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Events & Corporate Relations Manager to provide full-service support to our corporate partners. This person will be responsible for managing and enhancing a successful and growing event portfolio which includes two annual galas – the Respect Awards in New York and Los Angeles – as well as an annual Pride celebration in Los Angeles. They will also collaborate with corporate partners on co-marketing and proceeds benefiting campaigns, while engaging their employee affinity groups.

 The Events & Corporate Relations Manager raises philanthropic support for GLSEN priorities and programs by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and maintaining relationships with corporate partners. They are responsible for forming mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships with companies in order to strengthen and increase the organizational ties to these important philanthropic partners.

 This person will be part of a seven person team and will report to the Director of Development.


-      Overall management of approximately $2.25 million of annual event income (60%)

  • Prepare budgets for each event that will achieve a responsible ROI in-line with industry standards
  • Prepare revenue projections with strategies for achieving goals
  • Ensure that receivables are collected and payments are made in a timely manner
  • Working with GLSEN events team and vendors, ensure all sponsor benefits are fulfilled
  • Working with GLSEN events team, identify potential sponsors for events
  • Develop effective stewardship strategies for event participants
  • Supervise & manage vendors associated with event planning, production, and execution
  • Oversee event timelines to ensure deadlines are met
  • Coordinate with GLSEN Communications team and other partners to prepare all event collateral and marketing material (invitations, program book, media releases, etc.)
  • Recruit, assign, and train on-site volunteers for day-of event needs

-      Management of cause marketing partnerships and proceeds benefit campaigns supporting GLSEN (25%)

  • Collaborate with corporate partners on co-marketing campaigns with sale proceeds benefiting GLSEN
  • Ensure proper agreement paperwork is prepared for each campaign
  • Execute on all sponsor benefit commitments

-      Management of Employee Resource Group programming with corporate partners (15%)

  • Brief all corporate partners on engagement benefits associated with their sponsorship
  • Keep employees and partner organizations informed about GLSEN’s work
  • Coordinate with GLSEN Field Operations on activations in local communities


-      BA/BS and/or 3-5 years of relevant experience in a non-profit fundraising setting

-      Excellent interpersonal (written & oral), and organizational skills

-      Great attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments and complex tasks in a fast-paced environment

-      Willingness to travel occasionally and work some nights/weekends as needed

-      Team player with the ability to take independent initiative

-      Experience with fundraising databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge

-      Strong understanding of corporate philanthropy

-      Goal oriented and deadline driven

-      Established record of strong funder stewardship

-      Familiarity with, and passion for, LGBTQ issues in K-12 schools

-      Dedication to GLSEN’s intersectional approach to achieving its mission

 This position is located in GLSEN’s New York City headquarters. To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest at:

 GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women, and non-LGBTQ persons to apply.