Corporate Development Officer

Trevor Project | Los Angeles, California


The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text and chat. We also operate the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education and advocacy programs. We’ve been saving lives every day for almost 20 years.

Job Summary

Overview of the role

The Corporate Development Officer is one of our key deal-makers. They are responsible for the creation and management of an ambitious plan to develop partnerships with corporations, so that The Trevor Project has the sustainable revenue needed to save more LGBTQ young lives. This role will hobnob with CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies to identify and initiate new contacts, establish long-term relationships, strengthen existing bonds and secure significant support from corporate partners.

Reports To

Chief Development Officer 


What you’ll do:

  • Develop a comprehensive and bold corporate partnership strategy working hand in hand with board members and key staff on The Trevor Project’s leadership team
  • Collaborate with marketing to develop exciting materials for corporate proposals
  • Communicate with corporate partners to indicate how their resources have supported saving young LGBTQ lives
  • Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate sponsorships and grants
  • Arrange, conduct, and coordinate cultivation, stewardship, and recognition activities for corporate partners
  • Maintain monthly reports and use this data to drive decision making
  • Represent The Trevor Project at external functions and events


Who you are:

  • Creative. You love challenges, you dream big, and you are excited by coming up with new ways to raise money and an organization’s visibility
  • Inspirational. You love working with people and know how to excite them about the opportunities to fund The Trevor Project’s life-saving work
  • Fluent in corporate-speak. You are comfortable talking and working with senior corporate leaders and can understand their priorities, so Trevor can provide win-win opportunities
  • Deal closer. When you tell people about things, they become interested. You then follow up and can close the deal by getting real results (financial and otherwise)
  • Collaborative. You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork
  • Flexible. You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and working through competing priorities. You are able to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Resourceful. You figure out how to create relationships where none exist. You are able to create opportunities and get onto people’s calendars, even when they don’t know anything about The Trevor Project
  • Big picture thinker. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You love to brainstorm and come up with big bold ideas. You look at the way things are and then imagine 20 ways they can be improved
  • Organized and efficient. You know how to manage complex projects. You can communicate clearly and concisely
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world
  • Analytical. You are driven by data. You believe that data analysis helps improve decision making and you know how to crunch the numbers 
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too



  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), including Summer Fridays
  • Comprehensive health insurance (we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life), including gender affirmation surgery
  • Fun office environment and passionate team. It’s NBD around here if Katy Perry or Imagine Dragons drops into our office
  • The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people across America every day
  • Flexible Location. Able to work in most major metropolitan areas

How to Apply

We’re excited to hear from you! To join Team Trevor, please upload a resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. All applications must be submitted through the job posting found here (

Trevor Project


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations