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Autism Speaks Manager, Corporate Initiatives in New York, New York

Autism Speaks is seeking a Manager, Corporate Initiatives! We are open and flexible to where the candidate resides as long as they are near an airport.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to maximize revenue for Autism Speaks from various corporate, association, civic and partnership opportunities on a national level. This includes providing an advanced level of service and support for cause-related marketing opportunities, point-of-sale fundraisers, event sponsorships, corporate sponsorships and special partnerships.


  • Effectively manage the execution of most, if not all, aspects of implementing assigned corporate relationships.

  • Actively assist in the sales process for successful acquisition, retention and growth, achieving high levels of performance in account servicing and stewardship.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure execution excellence and proper attention to details within the sales support and service function.

  • Manage the day-to-day execution of Autism Speaks national corporate relationships contracts; including but not limited to: responsiveness to the corporate partners’ needs; successful implementation of the supported project, program or promotion; issue management and resolution; and tracking and reporting on defined deliverables.

  • Demonstrating strong consultative selling, outstanding customer service and relationship cultivation skills.

  • Maximizing the revenue and support from corporate relationships, acquiring, retaining and growing corporate relationships alongside the corporate development team and other cross-functional teams.

  • Act as an advisor and key collaborator both internally and externally

  • Familiarize and demonstrate AS’ programs and service offerings, such as corporate or association teams and matching gifts, sponsorships, in-kind donations, workplace giving, etc. via telephone and in person meetings

  • Assist in the development of sales tools and marketing materials for corporate and association acquisition, retention and growth

  • Manage corporate initiatives web pages and forms, including incoming e-mails with timely dissemination and/or response accordingly

  • Assist in maintenance of corporate initiatives contacts, sales tools and materials

  • Form strong communication and collaboration channels with internal staff and market volunteers to support corporate partner execution, new business acquisition and relationship-building

  • Assist internal staff with corporate and association sponsorship requests, proposals and presentations

  • Represent Autism Speaks as member of cross-functional team or individually if necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

    (The responsibilities listed above are representative and not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by supervisor/s. As outlined in your performance goal setting forms, you will be responsible for achieving the goals provided by and agreed upon with your manager.)


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing preferred, or equivalent experience

    Experience: 3+ years sales, marketing or non-profit corporate development experience; 5 or more years of professional working experience.

    Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to express key concepts, share ideas and information effectively; ability to create meaningful reports and business correspondence

  • Ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously, think creatively and maintain flexibility

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills, with troubleshooting and problem-solving capability

  • Ability to drive revenue through assistance in managing existing corporate campaigns and new ones

  • Strong relationship-building skills

  • Good listening and excellent collaboration skills

  • Energetic and enthusiastic with professional, diplomatic and positive can-do attitude

  • Knowledge of sponsorships and partnerships between corporations and not for profit sector

  • Knowledge of corporate marketplace

  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), mail merge functions and databases

  • Travel < 25% (may include weekends and evenings)


  • Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Professional Behavior

  • Results Driven

  • Customer Orientation

  • Flexibility

    You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all Autism Speaks data and information to which you have access.

    Autism Speaks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive workplace. We recruit, evaluate, employ, and promote candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender identity or expression, protected veteran or military status, disability or other legally protected status. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for job openings. Reasonable accommodations will be provided. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

    About Autism Speaks:

    At Autism Speaks, our mission is to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Together with our broad and diverse community, we strive every day to achieve our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. This mission and vision drive every member of our staff; our employees are inspired, energized and motivated by the impact we can collectively have on behalf of the autism community.

    Autism Speaks celebrates every success achieved to create a kinder, more inclusive world for people with autism, and we work collaboratively across departments to find solutions that will do the most good for the most people.

    Just as we strive to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow for people on the spectrum, we also aim to enhance the lives of our dedicated employees, through thick and thin.

    Salary & Benefits:

    Autism Speaks offers a competitive compensation, benefit and vacation package. We also provide flex work hours, weekly training sessions, tuition reimbursement and summer bonus Fridays in addition to a creative, innovative, collaborative, inclusive, kind and fun work environment.

    For consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter.

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