Manager, Corporate Relations: Please Touch Museum

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 5:22 pm.

Please Touch Museum (the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia) is a non-profit organization, with an $8 million operating budget, seeks a Manager, Corporate Relations who will assist the Senior Director, Development at the Please Touch Museum (PTM) into its next chapter.

The Manager, Corporate Relations assist the Director, Development in the management and implementation of corporate outreach.  Summary of the responsible but not inclusive are: the cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate partner and sponsorship programs;  manages of corporate relationships, conducting and supporting solicitations; identifies corporate opportunities and coordinates the reporting process for all prospective and existing corporate giving; prepares timely research and writing for the submission of successful corporate proposals; and primarily responsible for stewardship of all corporate relationships and the production and timely submission of all required reporting

Other responsibilities include but not limited to: acts a principal contact for all corporate proposals to entities and drafting letters of inquiry; creates a comprehensive calendar of corporate funding applications; creates production timeline for each proposal; collaborate with Manger, Foundation & Government Relations on opportunities with corporate foundations; lead the organization’s annual corporate partnership program, develop and maintain an active list of prospects, update and maintain reports using Altru database system; spearhead cash and in-kind sponsorship outreach for museum events; participate in planning efforts to develop and identify sponsorable assets; develop sponsorship and sales materials for permanent and traveling exhibits; create prospect lists and cultivation plans to support leadership outreach; manage activation plans of all committed sponsors; prepare annual reports to funders; prepare research profiles on regional and national corporations; responsible for researching best practices; serve a primary researcher for the department compiling profiles on corporations funding sources; and prepares bi-monthly reports on research findings for new areas of funding support.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Communications, Museum Communications or related fields; five years non-profit experience in donor development and gift solicitation and/or relevant experience in for-profit sales; exceptional writing skills with experience in development writing; knowledge about trends in philanthropy, education, museums; experience managing and strategically growing a development/sales portfolio; able to organize, integrate and present complicated information in an understandable and compelling manner; local knowledge of the Philadelphia philanthropic and business community is strongly preferred; knowledge of how to research, identify and match funding resources; able to analyze corporate proposals and requests; strong project management and time management skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Raiser’s Edge/Donor Management software; demonstrated results developing cultivation strategies, creating successful sponsorship packages and closing new gifts/sales; knowledge of methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships; knowledge about technical report writing; understands proposals and able to present technical data; demonstrates excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation and commitment to the mission of the museum; proven ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects to meet business goals ; must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals.


To Apply

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.  To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, resume and salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE

Education Level: Bachelor Degree. Field of study: Communicaiton, Museum Communication or related fields
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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