American Museum Of Natural History
Director, Corporate Engagement
The American Museum of Natural History seeks to hire a Director of
Corporate Engagement. The Director of Corporate Engagement is an
essential member of the Institutional Advancement team, helping to
develop and implement fundraising strategies to secure new and
renewed sponsorships and grants from corporations and corporate
foundations. Reporting to the Vice President of Government and
Corporate Relations, the Director of Corporate Engagement will lead
a team of three to meet annual corporate fundraising goals by
managing and supporting the identification, cultivation, and
solicitation of new and returning corporate vendors.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement fundraising strategies to secure and/or
increase corporate sponsorships and grants from new and existing
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of
current and prospective corporate partners.
- Grow the pipeline of new corporate funders and implement moves
management strategies to increase levels of sponsorship.
- Manage and mentor three Corporate Relations team members,
overseeing the execution of the comprehensive fundraising strategy
and annual goal setting.
- Establish annual financial goals in conjunction with the Vice
President of Corporate Relations and Government.
- Produce customized letters of inquiry, grant and sponsorship
proposals, and general correspondence for corporate donors.
- Provide high-touch stewardship of current donors through
stewardship reports, acknowledgement letters, and frequent written
- Establish and manage a Corporate Leadership council to develop
increased corporate presence in New York City and nationally.
- Collaborate with Museum education and curatorial staff to
produce up-to-date content regarding sponsorship opportunities,
exhibitions, and events.
- Communicate regularly with Museum's Communications and
Marketing and Legal departments to ensure compliance.
- Develop and/or revise corporate benefits to meet changing
- Leverage current philanthropic trends and best practices around
corporate giving to creatively secure funding.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 7 to 10 years of development experience, with at least five
years of successful solicitation and stewardship of five and six
figure corporate grants.
- Demonstrated success in managing a fundraising program,
resulting in measurable revenue growth.
- Supervisory experience and proven commitment to building an
inclusive, collaborative, and results-driven team.
- Exceptional written, verbal, research, and editorial skills, in
addition to strong organization and leadership abilities.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines,
in collaboration with various departments within the Museum.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: careers.amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's
preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding
in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover,
interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the
natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of
scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is
renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which
serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama
of the world's cultures.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not
discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to
Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race,
creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status,
partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy,
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the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic
origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable
City, State, or Federal law.
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