Specialist, Corporate Partnerships

Job Details

Job Location: World Food Program USA – Washington, DC
Remote Type: Remote from WA, CA, TX, IL, FL, GA, VA, MD, NJ, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 /year

World Food Program USA is looking for a dynamic and creative Corporate Partnerships Specialist, an individual interested in global humanitarian causes and experienced in building impactful corporate-nonprofit partnerships. Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, this position will be responsible for managing and growing partnerships with top tier strategic corporate partners. This position and the Corporate Partnerships team play a key role in supporting World Food Program USAs ambitious growth goals for greater impact to support the mission and programs of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

About World Food Program USA

World Food Program USAs values provide the framework for how we behave and work together to reach our goals to feed and save the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world. Those values are:

Collaborative: We are all one team
Accountable: We own our work
Respectful: We are kind to each other
Inclusive: We champion diversity
Optimistic: We have a make it happen attitude

We are looking for applicants who embody these values and are invested in forwarding our mission.

Why Join Us?

  • We are a dynamic, forward leaning, financially stable organization.
  • You will be joining an effective, committed, high-performing group of colleagues who are well-regarded in the community.
  • This position will play a crucial role in aiding the organization in their mission of ending global hunger

Highlighted Responsibilities:

Partnership Development and Fundraising

  • Plan and execute corporate engagement and fundraising strategies for current partners with a strong focus on partnerships growth towards transformational, multi-million dollar philanthropic and in-kind opportunities.
  • Manage stewardship and solicitation activities for a portfolio of strategic corporate partners to support planned partnership growth strategies.
  • In collaboration with Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships and other members of the Corporate Partnerships team plan activities to execute the organizations corporate engagement strategy, responsible for successful implementation of planned activities, programs, and projects.
  • Effectively collaborate with other teams across World Food Program USA as well as corporate partnerships counterparts and technical units at the United Nations World Food Programme to ensure effective implementation of partnership strategies.
  • Participate on behalf of World Food Program USA in CSR forums, conferences, and other events to expand network of corporate contacts and build awareness about partnership opportunities with World Food Program USA.
  • Build relationships on behalf of World Food Program USA with a wide network of corporate contacts in the U.S.

Strategy and Leadership

  • Leadership role in building World Food Programs USA corporate engagement program that has significant growth goals for the next five years.
  • Collaborate with and mentor Corporate Partnerships more junior team members with a focus on creating a supportive philanthropic culture that will enable achievement of ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Active and leadership engagement in supporting broader organizational priorities and activities; engage in cross-departmental projects to help shape a positive organizational culture.


  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • Between 7-10 years of experience executing successful corporate partnerships, or other relevant experience
  • Proven track record of securing seven-figure or higher corporate partnerships, including philanthropy, in-kind, and technical collaborations
  • Proven track record of successful strategy planning and implementation
  • Strong understanding of the nonprofit sector, and familiarity with best practices and techniques of corporate fundraising and corporate partnership management
  • Strong understanding of the corporate sector and knowledge of current trends in corporate social responsibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to engage and motivate others in a wide variety of functions across an organization
  • Collaborative and team-oriented individual
  • Ability to coordinate input from multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage workflow processes
  • Ability to operate, thrive, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organizational environment
  • High degree of creativity and motivation
  • Demonstrated interest in global humanitarian issues