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Heritage Foundation

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Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Development

Heritage Foundation


Job Summary

Would you like to work in downtown Franklin and make a big impact in the Williamson County community?  Are you an expert at building corporate relationships to benefit the community and to share about the work of the foundation? If so, your next job opportunity is waiting for you – come join us! The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is actively recruiting for our next Senior Manager of Corporate Relations and Development to support the Heritage Foundation.


Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 school children each year through the Heritage Classroom program as well as walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, the Downtown Franklin Association, and the organization’s newest division and current restoration project, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.williamsonheritage.org.

The Senior Manager of Corporate Relations and Development is responsible for the development and maintenance of the portfolio of corporate sponsorships and partner relationships for Heritage Foundation events and programs. Operations of the Heritage Foundation are dependent on this role for sourcing, securing, developing and nurturing corporate relationships to foster continued sponsorships and underwriting.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Lead research and sourcing efforts for competitor market intelligence to determine goals and driving forces of market trends.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the community through attendance at networking functions with potential partners and sponsors on a regular basis.
  • Utilize various sales techniques such as cold calling and prospect meeting, to identify, develop, and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing partners and sponsors, expanding the reach and opportunities for the Heritage Foundation.
  • Demonstrate consistent comprehensive understanding of contract management through all phases, including but not limited to: negotiation, creation, execution and enforcement of all agreement facets in support of the goals and objectives of the Heritage Foundation.
  • Develop and execute departmental objectives within parameters of established annual budgets.
  • Manage underwriting commitments and proposals to ensure the continued operation of programs-based initiatives throughout the Heritage Foundation.  
  • Collaborate with fellow Heritage Foundation Leaders to ensure all events are appropriately staffed and supported, in accordance with contract obligations, permit requirements, and operational needs.
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Interface and communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Thrive in highly collaborative and mission-driven culture


Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 5 years not-for-profit professional experience.  CFRE Certification and Professional Fund-Raising affiliation preferred.

Other Qualifications:  Supervisory experience essential.  General knowledge of computer applications for the frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Must be able to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks effectively and efficiently.  Strong verbal and written communication skills required.  Must be detail oriented and organized with the ability to perform duties under pressure, prioritize workload, and timely meet deadlines. Must have the aptitude and ability to self-direct work. Ability to work irregular hours and weekends.

Additional Information


The Heritage Foundation offers medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off and more. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to hr@williamsonheritage.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Date Posted: December 14, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 01/06/2020
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk