American Museum Of Natural History

Assistant Director, Corporate Relations

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.

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Position Summary:
The American Museum of Natural History seeks an Assistant Director of Corporate Relations to raise funds for the Museum’s exciting array of science and education programs through corporate sponsorships and grants. The Assistant Director of Corporate Relations will be responsible for fundraising from a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects typically giving five-figure to six figure gifts/grants. This position contributes to the attainment of a growing fundraising goal, through the development and writing of proposals, donor reports and online grants; prospect research; continuing and tailored donor stewardship and cultivation; maintenance of management tools, including Raiser’s Edge; and other administrative activities as needed.

The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Corporate Relations, and be expected to represent the Corporate Relations division when called upon. Corporate Relations is a key area of Institutional Advancement.

Develop and maintain knowledge of Museum’s exhibitions, education programming, and science research;
Identify funding opportunities that align with the Museum’s priorities and needs;
Recommend and implement cross-sector partnerships between Museum and potential funders;
Generate proposals and supporting documents for solicitation purposes;
Conduct and produce independent prospect research;
Monitor trends and opportunities for sponsorship requests;
Support the Director and Corporate Relations Team in administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree;
Minimum 3 to 5 years progressive experience in fundraising;
Ability to organize and manage several projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail;
Strong organizational skills and computer literacy are essential;

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Salary requirements must be noted on the cover letter

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