Director, Corporate Relations

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 11, 2021
Jun 09, 2021
Arts, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Corporate Relations spearheads all corporate fundraising activities and events, and serves as a liaison with key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will strengthen and build upon a robust corporate giving program that reinforces the Museum's global and socially conscious brand, reflects its leadership, and develops long-term relationships with companies across multiple industries.

A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated success in securing sponsorships or corporate donations at the six-figure level and above
  • Successful supervisory experience mentoring a seasoned and dedicated team
  • Significant project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, drive, and terrific problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to remain poised, articulate, and calm under pressure
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, and knowledge of cause marketing and social media
  • Background and interest in the arts are ideal


  • Set and achieve ambitious fundraising goals to support the Museum's special exhibitions, public programs, education initiatives, capital projects, and corporate Membership
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure corporate donations and sponsorships up to the seven-figure level, both financial and in-kind
  • Lead pitch strategy meetings with key Museum stakeholders and develop presentations
  • Coordinate all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment, including delivery of marketing, public relations, entertainment, and hospitality benefits, all while meeting contract specifications and deadlines
  • Collaborate with departments throughout the Museum to execute sponsorship benefits and special programs, including food service providers
  • Develop creative sponsorship packages that provide companies with measurable return on their investments through distinct brand association, entertainment, and activation opportunities, both on-site and digitally
  • Lead corporate grant applications
  • Draft and negotiate sponsorship contracts with the Museum's legal counsel
  • Grow relationships with existing corporate donors and prospects
  • Oversee and provide guidance and training for a team of two direct reports: Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, and Assistant Manager, Corporate Relations
  • 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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