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Sr Specialist Community Relations- Foundations

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

Req ID: 27189

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: Dallas, TX
Requisition ID: 27189 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers.  At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people. 


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

 As a member of the Community Relations team, this individual will oversee governance and fundraising strategy for American’s two employee foundations. This includes the planning, development and implementation of a workplace giving program and day to day management of American’s employee foundations/funds.

Specifically you will be doing the following:

  • Help determine best-in-class governance structure for American’s two funds – Family Fund and Education Foundation to ensure stability, efficient processes and increased giving
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors of each foundation to support the strategic direction of American’s foundations
  • Establish meeting cadence, develop agendas and drive business results for both foundations
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with fundraising principles; drive company policies, practices, and procedures for employee fundraising initiatives and foundations
  • Implement a workplace giving campaign which will effectively engage American’s team members and result in a sustainable model for our employee family fund
  • Assist in fundraising efforts for American’s three annual fundraising events for 501c3 organizations to generate income and increase team member involvement
  • Take ownership of tasks/projects and proactively communicate next steps, timelines and potential issues to appropriate stakeholders – including during ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrates proficiency in technical, strategic and people leadership
  • Act with urgency and models sound strategic judgment to others including department and company leadership
  • Develop critical thinking skills by demonstrating the ability to anticipate major issues/obstacles
  • Make positive impact on the team, maintains optimistic, can-do attitude even when plans change


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field required
  • Minimum of four years related experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising management including federal and state tax legislation affecting charities
  • Knowledge and experience with employee giving platforms
  • Experience in marketing, community development and/or fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience with non-profit foundations and/or boards
  • Knowledge of community events planning and management
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and execute on all with excellence
  • Flexibility to travel as needed

Additional Locations: Dallas, TX
Requisition ID: 27189 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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