The International Spy Museum is a private nonprofit museum dedicated to educating the public about the world of espionage and intelligence through exhibits, educational programs, special events, and public outreach. Our growing development department seeks an energetic, experienced, and collaborative leader to develop and execute strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate partners, sponsors, and donors. This position will play a critical role in increasing corporate support and acts as an ambassador for the SPY Museum.
- Develop and execute effective strategies to sustain and increase corporate support for the Museum
- Work collaboratively with department and Museum staff to identify funding needs, articulate campaigns and create prospecting and marketing plans
- Identify corporate prospects for the Museum’s fundraising priorities and effectively move prospects through the donor cycle.
- Continuously steward relationships with corporate donors to foster partnerships and support
- Conceive and create compelling digital and printed communication materials and outreach campaigns in collaboration with communications team.
- Ensure corporate engagement content is up to date on Museum website and in all printed materials
- Contribute to donor prospect database
- Conduct prospect research
- Oversee all aspects of corporate membership program
- Contribute to maintenance and oversight of processes for the receipt of donations and the tracking of prospects
- Manage external partnerships with key trade associations
- Manage and oversee key fundraising events, including annual Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner
- Ensure fulfillment of all sponsorship benefits
- Work collaboratively with leadership team, board of directors and other external stakeholders
- Serve as deputy to Director of Philanthropy
- Some travel and evening and weekend work expected, for cultivation and networking events
Minimum Education Required
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
Minimum Experience Required
- Seven years of experience in the creation and management of significant corporate giving and sponsorship programs at a nonprofit organization, with preference for experience at a Museum or other cultural institution
- Experience with managing budgets and budget forecasting.
- Extensive experience with Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge.
- Strong proficiency in database management; Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and others.
Skills and Attributes
- Engaging, passionate leader committed to building corporate and institutional support for the International Spy Museum.
- Proven success in cultivating donors for major (five- and six-figure) gifts, preparing sponsorship packages, working with corporate CSR and community engagement staff, and ensuring sustained donor engagement
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including talent in writing donor communications and proposals
- Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
- Flexible self-starter
- Sensitivity to and respect for diverse work environment
- Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively to meet goals
- High level of discretion and ethical standards in fundraising
- Strong understanding of today’s philanthropic and fundraising environment, with a keen interest in both proven and innovative strategies driven by best practice
To be considered, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to: email@example.com. Include Corporate Engagement Officer in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. EOE M/F