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Director, Corporate Relations—Development

The Director of Corporate Relations spearheads all corporate fundraising activities and events, and serves as a liaison with key stakeholders. The Director will also develop and drive a robust corporate giving program that reinforces the Museum's brand, reflects its administration, and builds and strengthens its relationships with companies across multiple industries.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful supervisory experience mentoring a seasoned and dedicated team
  • Results-oriented, with demonstrated success in program innovation and a proven record of closing significant sponsorships
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, and knowledge of cause marketing and social media
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to remain poised, articulate, and calm under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional qualifications:

  • Creative and proactive, with excellent problem-solving skills preferred
  • Background and interest in the arts are ideal
  • Experience with social media is preferred


  • Set and achieve ambitious financial goals from corporate donors, including exhibition and program sponsorships, capital support, unrestricted giving, and corporate Membership
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure corporate donations, both financial and in-kind
  • Lead pitch strategy meetings with Museum stakeholders and develop presentations
  • Develop creative sponsorship packages that provide corporations with measurable return on their sponsorship investments through distinct brand association, entertainment, and activation opportunities
  • Lead corporate grant applications
  • Draft and negotiate sponsorship contracts with the Museum's legal counsel
  • Coordinate all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment, including delivery of marketing, public relations, entertainment, and hospitality benefits, while meeting contract specifications and deadlines
  • Grow relationships with existing corporate donors
  • Manage the Corporate Relations Officer and provide strategic guidance for the Corporate Membership program
  • Collaborate with departments throughout the Museum, including food services providers
  • Represent the Museum at donor events on evenings and weekends, as needed

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Exempt

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm

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