Director, Corporate Social Responsibility – Charlotte Hornets

October 25, 2016

Location: Charlotte, cheap NC, USA

Closing date: 15th November 2016


This role is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and leading our Swarm to Serve commitment, as well as, implementation of projects that contribute to being a valued neighbor in our community.  Many of these activities are through the successful and strategic leadership of the Hornets Foundation. This role requires successful partnership, coordination, and communication with team members in a variety of departments including Partnerships, Basketball Operations, Marketing, Communication, in addition to the entire team to drive organization and partner goals.  Additionally, the successful candidate in this role will build and maintain relationships with external parties, including community-based organizations, government officials, and partnering organizations.


– Position the Charlotte Hornets as a city and league-wide leader in corporate social responsibility
– Create a CSR and Foundation strategy aligned with the goals of Hornets Sports and Entertainment
– Develop and implement plan for player engagement in the community by working closely with basketball operations staff
– Responsible for day-to-day leadership of department and CSR team, including team member support and development
– Ensure continued success, expansion, and evolution of CSR programs, including Foundation, NBA Cares initiative, partner initiatives, and employee programs
– Work with, communicate, influence, and build consensus among senior leadership and key stakeholders to advance CSR and Foundation policies and programs
– Lead creation of impactful internal and external communications influencing and inspiring others to take action and ensure long-lasting support for the CSR strategy (includes Foundation Annual Report, Hornets website, community calendar)
– Manage department budget
– Develop strategic plan for coordination of philanthropic giving to build and grow the Hornets Foundation (My Hero Gala, etc.)
– Advise senior management on all policy topics relating to Foundation area of focus and relevant programs
– Ensure that all fundraising practices comply with the code of ethics of AFP
– Create relationships with key community and business leaders through meetings, entertaining and responsiveness to requests while maximizing team business opportunities
– Prepare and make presentations as needed
– Act as team spokesperson at various community and related functions
– Serve on community boards and committees to represent the Hornets organization
– Identify board involvement opportunities for senior leadership
– Other duties as assigned by Manager


– (To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job.)
– Bachelor’s degree required in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
– Strong collaboration and organizational skills
– Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including negotiating and consensus development
– Event management experience
– Five to seven years of fundraising experience.
– Minimum of five years of management experience, including demonstrated team development skills
– Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
– Presents self in professional manner and have ability to interact with all levels of organization and external contacts
– Adaptability – adapts to change in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to handle frequent changes
– Proficient computer skills – including all Microsoft Office software programs
– Previous experience managing department budget
– Ability to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, holidays
– Ability to attend company events
– Ability to travel as needed
– Ability to attend all home games

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