Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Officer – Portland, OR, Washington, D.C. or Remote US

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    2 months ago
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Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Program / Department / Team (Program / Department Summary)

In support of Mercy Corps’ mission, the Corporate Partnership team manages Mercy Corps’ fundraising relationships with major US and European companies. We set bold visions for the positive social change we can create with our partners, provide outstanding partner services and relationship management, and together build meaningful partnerships that provide value to all parties while creating lasting impact for the local communities where we work. Our partnerships span areas including emergency response, economic and market development, food and water security, climate change, and peacebuilding. We work across many teams at Mercy Corps, including marketing and communications, mass market fundraising, the executive office, and with our program and country-based colleagues around the world. This team is within Mercy Corps’ broader Development team, also encompassing major and mid-level giving and strategic philanthropy.

The Position (General Position Summary)

This position supports the Corporate Partnership Team in deepening partnerships with key corporations and raising critical unrestricted funds through employee engagement and workplace giving. The Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Officer will work in close partnership with the Senior Officer to implement, maintain, and grow programs that engage employees of key corporate partners with Mercy Corps’ mission, with an overarching goal of increasing revenue from those sources. This position’s focus on employee giving and employee engagement compliments and supports the work of the Corporate Partnership Team’s efforts with a portfolio of high value, long-term relationships with major US-based companies.

Essential Responsibilities

Workplace Giving Program Planning and Operations

  • Work closely with the Sr. Officer, Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving to develop and deepen strategic corporate partnerships through employee engagement activities and workplace giving initiatives.
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues across the development and marketing teams to implement effective employee giving strategies in order to grow workplace giving revenue.
  • Develop, design and update employee fundraising and matching gift information materials such as fact sheets and digital tool kits in relation to employee engagement, corporate employee giving and matching gifts.
  • In partnership with the Director of CFT Services, track financial reporting and analyze workplace giving trends.
  • Respond to employee giving, matching gifts, and employee fundraising queries and initiatives.
  • Lead data entry process, queries and other data management activities related to employee engagement to facilitate efficient information storage and retrieval in Raiser’s Edge

Relationship Management & Fundraising

  • Make significant contributions to efforts to raise $1,000,000 – $1,500,000 in employee giving and matching funds from a portfolio of private sector partners
  • Cultivate relationships with key corporate partner contacts focused specifically on employee engagement and workplace giving
  • Support the management and cultivation of relationships with US-based workplace giving federations and fundraising platforms, and execute the strategy to grow Mercy Corps’ presence and influence on these channels and ultimately grow revenue from these sources
  • Produce and share a steady stream of communications materials to cultivate, steward and share the impact of their support with corporate partners and their employees

Engagement & Representation

  • Represent Mercy Corps at employee engagement and workplace giving events (both in-person and virtually) as a presenter and facilitator, bringing Mercy Corps’ mission and work to life in compelling, tangible ways.
  • Work closely with Development and Marketing teams and other internal stakeholders to develop and implement meaningful engagements for corporate partner campaigns
  • Recruit and organize temps or volunteers as needed or required for tabling opportunities, events, administrative needs or special projects.
  • Develop and produce communications materials to report back to corporate partners on employee engagement events and activities.

Supervisory Responsibility



Reports Directly To: Senior Officer, Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving

Works Directly With: Global Corporate and Foundations Team, Development Operations, Creative Team, Marketing Operations

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or transferable work experience and skills
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in the field of employee engagement, communications, marketing, fundraising or advocacy
  • Successful marketing or fundraising experience or corporate workplace giving program implementation preferred
  • Strong facilitation and project management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated people skills and customer service experience, track record of managing strong professional relationships
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently, in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities
  • Experience in MS Office, Google Drive, online collaboration and design tools, and CRM database software.

Success Factors

The successful Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Officer will have strong interpersonal skills and excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. They will be highly organized with strong attention to detail, and will be able to balance multiple priorities and work well in a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision. This person will represent Mercy Corps externally and manage high-value partnerships, including corporate partners’ employees, workplace giving platforms, vendors and other stakeholders. Finally, this person will have an interest in humanitarian and development issues, be dedicated to Mercy Corps’ mission of helping to build more secure, productive, and just communities, and will share that passion with supporters.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position can be based in Portland, OR , Washington, DC or remotely within approved US states, and requires up to 20% domestic travel to support the objectives of this position and the corporate partnerships team.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to theInteragency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere toMercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.

Our screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.

Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for US-Based Employees

Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status. This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.

This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.

For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.

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