Corporate Engagement Officer - Join us in the fight to end hunger!

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Full Time


Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $85,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


 Please include a cover letter, resume and writing sample to be considered for this position.

Position Title: Corporate Engagement Officer


Reports to: Development Director

Type: Full time/Exempt


Location: Seattle, WA


Northwest Harvest (NWH) is Washington’s leading hunger relief agency – supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools. Focused on improving equity in our food system, Northwest Harvest believes everyone in Washington should have consistent access to nutritious food that feeds the body, mind, and spirit. In addition to making sure those who suffer from hunger are being fed, Northwest Harvest aims to shift public opinion, as well as impact institutional policies and societal practices that perpetuate hunger, poverty, and disparities in our state. Learn more at


The Corporate Engagement Officer is responsible for developing and implementing strategy for engagement with corporate partners in the areas of charitable giving, sponsorship and special events. The position conducts prospect research and identification, leads proposal development and manages relationships with current and prospective corporate partners. H/she manages a team of four events staff and works cross-departmentally with the Volunteer Engagement team to engage companies in a meaningful experience with Northwest Harvest. The position works closely with the Development Director, the Chief Executive Officer and members of the Senior Leadership team.

This team member contributes to cutting hunger in half in our state by 2028 by building and deepening relationships with companies and foundations in our communities across the state, raising dollars and awareness for these initiatives.


Corporate Partnerships (70%)

• Work independently and with the Development Director to develop and execute a strategic corporate partnership in alignment with development operational plan to maximize engagement opportunities and support the entire organization.

• Build and manage a portfolio of corporate partners, utilizing strategies to ensure effective and timely cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of outcome oriented relationships.

• Meet regularly with key decision makers to discuss NWH mission and programs and alignment with respective company’s engagement priorities.

• Develop and present proposals customized for the unique priorities of each partner.

• Identify new creative opportunities to add value for partners and deepen engagement, including recognition programs, co-promotional opportunities and branding partnerships.

• Coordinate with the Communications team to develop collateral and provide appropriate recognition of corporate partners in print and social media.

• Collaborate with the events team and, as appropriate, cross-departmentally, in the process of identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects for corporate partnerships, including but not limited to sponsorship and funding opportunities and cause-marketing initiatives.

Management (25%)

• Manage and collaborate with the Events team to develop and implement a multi-faceted corporate program, including goal-setting, establishing metrics and tracking activity. Provide leadership to staff by creating goals, supervising activities, prioritizing workload, offering regular feedback, engaging team-building and conducting annual performance appraisals.

• Collaborate with the Events and Community Engagement team to set engagement targets and assess and identify third-party event opportunities.


• Speak on behalf of the agency and act as a professional goodwill ambassador representing the agency in the communities we serve, as it pertains to cultivating corporate partners.

• Stay informed and knowledgeable about strategic priorities, programmatic activities, and partnership opportunities.

• Participate in other activities as requested.

Equity and Inclusion

• Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency and an understanding of oppression and its impact.

• Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding and dismantling institutional racism and building cultural competency.


Internal: Frequent, respectful contact with senior leadership and staff. Daily interaction with events team. Present accurate information regarding corporate partners in a professional format. Communicate daily to ask questions, receive and provide information.

External: Regular, respectful contact with current and prospective corporate partners, NWH board members and other NWH stakeholders in alignment with the NWH mission and vision. Exercise sensitivity, courtesy, and confidentiality in all interactions with donors.


A combination of the real-life experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.

Successful completion of Criminal History Background check is required.

Knowledge of:

• Current corporate community engagement best practices and trends

• Current fundraising trends and best practices is preferred

• Puget Sound corporate community.

• Microsoft Office suite of programs; CRM database such as Salesforce is preferred.

Ability To:

• Understand individuals who have experienced poverty or food insecurity.

• Demonstrate interest and commitment to supporting equity and inclusion for members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ populations and people living with disabilities.

• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to listen and to explain NWH’s vision and mission, as well as issues related to poverty, food insecurity and race and equity to external constituents.

• Establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships internally and externally with respect and empathy.

• Project a professional presence and conduct relationships in an ethical manner with a high degree of tact, sensitivity, confidentiality and respect.

• Analyze issues, synthesize information, make decisions and learn from mistakes.

• Prioritize and handle multiple projects, drive innovative solutions.

• Ask questions to understand the merits of different approaches and shift strategies in response to demands of a situation.

• Motivate, inspire and leverage the strength of others.

• Maintain a calm and positive can-do attitude in the face of challenging situations; maintain the ability to shift strategies in response to the demands of a situation.

• Work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit development or in sales with demonstrated success at securing institutional funding at the $25,000 level and above.


Bachelors Degree is preferred or equal combination of experience and education.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. As an adaptive organization, responsibilities can and will change in alignment with greater efficiencies and mission metrics.


Northwest Harvest offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Pay range for this position is $70,000-$85,000 negotiable


Northwest Harvest (NWH) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. NWH does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions.


Northwest Harvest offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please include a cover letter, resume and writing sample to be considered for this position.