Manager of Corporate Relations

Role Overview

We are seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to serve as Manager of Corporate Relations. We are looking for a self-starter and project manager who believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission and has the drive, attention to detail, and skill set to help in administrative and logistics support along with donor stewardship of a dynamic and fast-paced Corporate Development team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing many of the day-to-day administrative and support tasks of the Corporate Relations team, along with a corporate donor portfolio of 20-30 companies. The ideal candidate will thrive in and enjoy an environment where no two days are alike. If you are an individual who can manage prioritizing and completing multiple competing tasks, this is the job for you. There is expansive growth opportunity in this role; the plan is for this person to expand the role and take ownership of a growing list of opportunities in a rapidly growing development department.

This role will be conducted from Tax Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Duties & Responsibilities

Donor-facing Communications and Relations

  • Handle a corporate donor portfolio of 20-30 companies

  • Meet regularly with existing corporate donors to maintain support and find additional funding

  • Help lead prospect calls/meetings to discuss their company’s tax policy priorities and communicate the Tax Foundation’s engagement agenda and how we work with the corporate community

  • Develop corporate proposals for prospects & donors

  • Collaborate with the Director of Corporate Relations and the state, federal, and global policy teams to develop programs & strategies to recruit and retain donors

  • Serve as a point of contact for the Corporate Relations team for all donor requests including:

    • Draft weekly gift receipts, see that thank-you notes are written and emailed

    • Donor request fulfillment ranging from requests for copies of publications to answering questions about the invoicing process

    • Write and send HubSpot email communications to the corporate community


  • Input corporate donor interactions in the appropriate Salesforce corporate donor accounts and regularly update these accounts with new contact information


  • Ensure invoices are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion and sent to corporate donors & sponsors of Tax Prom, our annual end-of-year gala that brings together the tax community
  • Work with donors to onboard Tax Foundation as a vendor in their accounts payable portals
  • Fulfill accounting requests for weekly account reconciliations and annual audit needs


  • Lead the corporate relations team with prospecting research, ensuring that our corporate prospecting lists are kept up-to-date on an annual basis


  • Oversee logistics for quarterly Corporate Advisory Panel Calls and Working Group Calls
    • Draft invite language for each event to be sent to corporate donors
    • Collect RSVPs from corporate donors for each event
  • Tax Prom
    • Coordinate seating, guest requests, and logistics for all corporate sponsors and guests
    • Outreach to corporate prospects and lead meetings/phone calls with these prospects to discuss the value of their organization sponsoring a table or purchasing tickets
    • Work with in-kind sponsors to ensure in-kind gifts are delivered on time
  • Biannual Global Tax Policy Reform Retreat
    • Work with the Director of Corporate Relations and the Global Tax Policy team to draft the agenda for each retreat

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or government relations (internships may be considered experience)
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and good judgment
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion; work under pressure; handle confidential matters with discretion; and interface well with all departments of the organization and represent Tax Foundation in a highly professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Hubspot
  • Ability to travel up to approximately 10-15% of the time on an annual basis

Why Work at Tax Foundation?

At the Tax Foundation, you can educate the public, elevate public discourse, and improve public policy, all while having fun! Tax Foundation offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, 100% membership fee coverage for One Medical physician group, a 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on the first 5%, and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance. In addition, we offer 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also offer casual and early-release Fridays and a work-from-home option on Mondays and Fridays. 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, the mission of Tax Foundation, and how relevant experience lines up with the role.

Submit Applications Here

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. 

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Director of Network Engagement of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

Highlights of Our Benefits

  • HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%
  • 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance
  • 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave
  • Office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day annually
  • Casual and early-release Fridays all year round
  • Work-from-home option Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. headquarters area.

Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all 50 states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million times per month.

“Working at Tax Foundation has helped me to grow personally, professionally, and intellectually, while contributing to work that I truly believe in. I am incredibly happy to have landed here and look forward to continuing to be a part of Tax Foundation’s growth and success.” – Zoe Callaway, Manager of Education and Outreach

The Tax Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. As part of this commitment, the Tax Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.