Temporary Senior Officer – Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving

Mercy Corps
Portland, Or or remote US
Job Type
Full-time, temporary
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please apply directly via our Careers page using the following link
Where to Apply

Location Portland, Oregon or remote US
Position Status Temporary, Part or Full-time (0.8-1.0 FTE); Mid July to Mid December
Minimum Starting Salary: $64,000 DOE

Unrestricted US work authorization is required for this position. Applications will be received through COB Monday, June 27

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

Program / Department Summary
Resource Development (RD) works to raise private funds, cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors; define the agency’s brand, raising our public profile and sharing stories about our work by engaging with the media, the public, and our supporters; and producing a wide range of online and offline communications. We are passionate about Mercy Corps’ mission and dedicated to supporting our worldwide team that is improving the lives of 50+ million people in more than 40 countries.

In support of that mission, the Corporate Partnerships Team manages Mercy Corps’ relationships with major US companies by raising unrestricted revenue, co-creating strategically restricted grants and elevating Mercy Corps’ brand profile. We set bold agency-wide strategies, develop and manage relationships with corporate partners, and advance Mercy Corps’ mission through funding and partnerships.

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps is recruiting for a Temporary Senior Officer of Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving to join a dynamic team that is responsible for corporate partnership development and fundraising in support of Mercy Corps’ global operations. The Temporary Senior Officer, Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving will be responsible for implementing and growing a workplace giving program to raise critical funds from employees of key corporate partners and prospects as well as engage employees in Mercy Corps’ mission. This position will directly fundraise and manage relationships with key workplace giving and employee engagement contacts and clients,, and seek to grow philanthropic support from those audiences during a period which will cover global giving moments, annual campaigns at key corporate partners, and the 2022 hurricane season. This position will also manage existing employee engagement opportunities and build new and creative engagement offerings. The successful candidate will have relationship management experience, an understanding of industry trends in corporate social responsibility and workplace giving, and a successful fundraising track record. This temporary position will provide coverage to the Corporate Partnerships team during a planned parental leave.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Responsible for raising employee giving and matching funds from a portfolio of private sector partners.
Manage and cultivate relationships with key corporate partner contacts focused specifically on employee engagement and workplace giving
Manage and cultivate relationships with workplace giving federations and fundraising platforms including, Benevity, Global Impact and others.
Produce and share a steady stream of communications materials to cultivate, steward and share the impact of their support with corporate partners and their employees
Respond to employee giving, matching gift, and employee fundraising queries and initiatives


Design, develop and implement meaningful and creative engagement and volunteer activities for corporate employee audiences
Create presentations, event and activity materials, toolkits and other resources for employee engagement and giving opportunities
Represent Mercy Corps at employee engagement and workplace giving events as a presenter and facilitator, bringing Mercy Corps’ mission and work to life in compelling, tangible ways.
Work across the organization to secure and prepare Mercy Corps program and subject matter experts for relevant employee engagement events and presentations


Act as a thought-partner to corporate fundraisers on the identification and implementation of workplace giving and employee engagement opportunities as part of the broader strategy and success of our corporate high-value partnerships.
Manage the planning, logistics, policies and administrative needs related to strategic pro bono volunteer experiences for partner employees
Develop, design and maintain external employee fundraising and matching gift sales and information materials such as fact sheets and digital tool kits in relation to employee engagement, corporate employee giving and matching gifts.
In partnership with Director of CFT Services, develop and track financial reporting and analyze workplace giving trends

Supervisory Responsibility

Reports Directly To: Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships and Engagement

Works Directly With: Corporate Partnership Directors, Corporate Partnership Deputy Directors, Mass Market Fundraising team, Development Operations team, Brand + Digital Marketing team

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or transferable work experience and skills
At least 4-6 years’ experience in the field of employee engagement, communications, marketing, fundraising or advocacy
Successful marketing or fundraising experience or corporate workplace giving program implementation preferred
Strong facilitation and project management skills
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, with professional demeanor.
Demonstrated people skills and customer service experience, track record of managing strong professional relationships.
Highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities.
Experience in MS Office, Google Drive and Office tools and CRM database software.

Success Factors
The successful Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Senior Officer will have strong interpersonal skills and excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. They will be highly organized with strong attention to detail, and will be able to balance multiple priorities and work well in a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision. This person will represent Mercy Corps externally and manage high-value partnerships, including corporate partners’ employees, Workplace Giving platforms, vendors and other stakeholders. Finally, this person will have an interest in humanitarian and development issues, be dedicated to Mercy Corps’ mission of helping to build more secure, productive, and just communities, and will share that passion with supporters.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Portland, Oregon or any US remote location and it requires up to 15% travel within the United States.

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Ongoing Learning
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.

Our screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.

Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for US-Based Employees
Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status. This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.

This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.

For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.