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Director of Corporate Relations

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a dynamic and ambitious corporate fundraiser to oversee its Corporate Relations program. This position is responsible for securing corporate support, including corporate sponsorship, corporate grants, and operating funds through the Corporate Partners membership program. The Director of Corporate Relations is the primary liaison to the Museum’s Corporate Executive Board, a volunteer board of business leaders.  This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase the Museum’s corporate support as it advances a comprehensive campaign.


Specifically, you will…

  • Develop the fundraising plan for the Corporate Relations program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all corporate donors.
  • Solicits corporate sponsorship and corporate grants for exhibitions, education programs, special projects, and campaign support.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with current and prospective corporate restricted and unrestricted donors, both local and national
  • Implement responsive fundraising strategies throughout the fiscal year
  • Execute strategic sponsorship approaches to corporations
  • Supporting corporate solicitations by trustees, volunteers, and senior staff
  • Act as the primary liaison to the Museum’s Corporate Executive Board, a volunteer board of business leaders charged with ensuring the stability and growth of the Museum’s corporate giving program.
  • Collaborate with other fundraisers in Institutional Support, and with Individual Giving programs, staff members across the Museum, and the broader business community.
  • Oversee institutional prioritization of non-monetary corporate support, including cross-institutional activities such as event sponsorships, media partnerships, and promotional partnerships
  • Develop an ongoing communications program to cultivate, recognize, and build awareness in the community about corporate giving/engagement at the Museum
  • Represent the Museum at corporate and civic events in the city and region
  • Supervise two full-time employees
  • Perform other Corporate, Development, and Museum functions as necessary for successful fulfillment of fundraising goals and mission


Your diverse background includes…

  • A minimum of five years of progressive fundraising experience including direct solicitation and interactions with corporate and foundation executives.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must.
  • Working knowledge of corporate sponsorship, corporate philanthropy, prospect research, and grant writing.
  • Experience with membership programs and volunteer boards is strongly desired.
  • A track record of, or aptitude for, achieving financial goals is essential.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, presentation, and organizational skills, as well as strong writing abilities.
  • A high degree of creativity, energy, and initiative is essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Adobe Acrobat is an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s degree preferred.
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