The Business Development Specialist will focus on outreach to businesses to secure new meetings for the Corporate Development team at Phoenix Children’s Foundation. This role is responsible for generating a continuous pipeline of meetings and warm leads with a sales background and hunter mindset to help secure new partners and raise funds for the Hospital. In addition to managing a comprehensive lead list (General Market, East Valley, West Valley and Premier Partner leads) this position will collaborate closely with the Development and Research team. The ability to connect with decision makers through strong communication, organization and follow-up is key. This is a unique, mission-centric sales role and an ideal opportunity to make a difference for patients and families while engaging with business leaders. Three to five years of sales, fundraising or account management experience required.
Working in close collaboration with leadership, the Specialist II develops and implements many aspects of multiple programs that align with the hospital’s mission and support the Foundation’s goals. Working independently, the Specialist II may be in charge of overseeing program/project execution that could include staffing, volunteers, budget and fundraising goals from start to finish. This position may also be responsible for special events that publicize the organization and its programs to the community. Position may have direct and/or indirect oversight of lower-level staff members and/or volunteers.
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience. (Required)
Bachelor's degree in related field. (Preferred)
5 years of related experience in related specialty. (Required)
Project and/or program management experience. (Preferred)
People management experience. (Preferred)
Strong written and verbal communication skills provided in a professional manner with a positive disposition. (Required)
Excellent organizational abilities with acute attention to detail and multi-tasking (Required)
Knowledge and experience working with a variety of computer software. (Required)
Self-motivated with a desire to exceed objectives (Required)
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate occasional night and weekend activities. (Required)