- Develops a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan to meet short and long term goals and in implementing strong programs that elicit philanthropic support from corporate funders.
- Manages and prepares proposals and final reports for general operating support, exhibitions, education programs and special projects including narratives, financial information, and appended information for institutional funding sources. Submits proposals and final reports in a timely fashion.
- Works with museum staff to identity fundable programs and projects, and match these projects with institutional funding opportunities.
- Advances the Phillips’s relationships with corporate funders and prospects through more personalized approach to stewardship, including personal meetings, events, cold calls, etc.
- Provides leadership and mentors junior staff for professional development.
- Develops an annual strategic plan for the division to identify prospects that meld with the programmatic objects of the museum for exhibition and program support as well as unrestricted support.
- Research through: Newspapers, trade journals, internet, general interest publications.
- Develops summary of Phillips programs for solicitations.
- Cold calling to corporate prospects.
- Face-to-face meetings with corporation.
- Follow-through on proposals.
- General relationship building with prospects and Phillips donors and sponsors.
- Execution of sponsorship agreements.
- Organize donor cultivation and solicitation meetings with senior management and/or Trustees, as appropriate.
- Event development with intent to create sponsorship opportunities and advance donor relationships.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
*Interested applicants are welcome to submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and salary requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Five to seven years of development experience.
- Skilled at establishing and cultivating relationships with donors.
- Proven ability to secure funding through written proposals and face-to-face presentations.
- Extensive experience in devising strategic approaches to corporations that present quantifiable “value of benefits” which promote both the donor’s and the museum’s missions.
- Knowledge of current philanthropic interests of corporations.
- Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
- Ability to establish priorities, manage numerous assignments simultaneously and work well under pressure with keen attention to details.
- Three to five years of direct management/supervisory experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Professional presentation.
- Ability to exercise good judgments, demonstrate initiative, handle sensitive material in trustworthy manner and maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of computerized information systems and their applications, including Microsoft Office and Outlook, and Raiser’s Edge.
- Knowledge of museums and art is a plus.
Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
- Accrued Paid-Time-Off Leave
- Paid Holidays*
- Group Health Insurance Coverage (POS or PPO plan)
- Dental Insurance
- Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Program participation
- Flexible Spending Accounts for health and/or dependent care costs
- Pre-tax Transportation benefits through SmartBenefits
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events
* Full-time hourly staff may receive holiday pay if the holiday falls on a day on which they are scheduled to work.
Commensurate with experience.