Manager, Corporate Philanthropy & Events

  • Big Lots, Inc.
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Nov 06, 2019
Full time Communications Event Management Event Planning Marketing Program Management/Planning Relationship Management

Job Description

Mgr, Corporate Philanthropy & Events

  • Requisition #: 19008858
  • Location:
    4900 E Dublin Granville Rd
  • Schedule: Regular
  • Shift: Standard
  • Job Type: Full-time Day Job
  • Date Posted: 11/5/2019


Drives overall strategy of the corporate philanthropy program in close partnership with the vice president. Establishes annual program goals and events. Communicates and executes on philanthropy program deliverables. Serves as an "internal voice" of the company in relation to media/news inquiries, philanthropic events, associate engagement initiatives, written business communications, and more.
1.Has a leadership role in developing and implementing corporate philanthropy events in alignment and partnership with the Philanthropy and Events team.
2.Researches, designs, and manages the corporate philanthropy programs that support associate engagement and the evolving Company culture.
3.Assists with the development and execution of charitable initiatives including attending public events, developing written correspondence on behalf of the Company; serves as point person for corporate and foundation grantmaking, including screening, processing, and correspondence.
4.Evaluates programs for impact and effectiveness.
5.Partners cross-functionally and coordinates the scheduling of meetings related to these activities.
6.Prepares and delivers presentations, including proposals, communications, and reports.
7.Recruits, trains, and motivates volunteers.
8.Manages vendor relationships in conjunction with national and local corporate events. Key point of contact.
9.Coaches and mentors colleagues to develop skill sets and competencies for career development.
10.Performs responsibilities while adhering to budget.


1.Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Human Resources or related field preferred.
2.Minimum of five years of experience in planning and executing large and small corporate grantmaking programs and events required.
3.Working knowledge of the Columbus, Ohio, philanthropic community and national trends in community investment and grantmaking.
4.Strong program/project management skills required.
5.Demonstrable understanding of philanthropy, event planning, communication and associate engagement topics and principles required.
6.Ability to develop effective relationships with peers, company leaders, stakeholders, and external partners required.
7.Skill in verbal and written communications for events/programs, including video production, public speaking, and presentation required.
8.Skill in creative thinking, critical thinking and analysis of program/project management activities required.
9.Ability to work collaboratively and effectively influence and drive processes in a consensus-style manner required.
10.Skill in receiving feedback from multiple people/constituencies required, and using that feedback to drive future program design.
11.Skill in adapting to changing fast-paced business needs, prioritizing and managing multiple projects, and working in an exploratory environment with evolving priorities required.
12.Skill with computers and proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel required.
13.Knowledge of the company's culture, business, strategic direction, and audiences.
14.Ability to travel occasionally and work nights and weekends as necessary required.
We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.