Interim Sponsorship and Special Events Coordinator

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Interim Sponsorship and Special Events Coordinator
Dayton Art Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Through art, we create transformative and diverse experiences, strengthen community connections and inspire imagination.

Through art, we are dedicated to collection stewardship, creative engagement and inspirational experiences. With intentional momentum, we nurture inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

The Dayton Art Institute seeks a highly experienced, dynamic, and motivated Interim Sponsorship and Special Events Coordinator, specializing in corporate and individual giving and fundraising, to achieve full sponsorship opportunities and in-kind donations in support of the museum’s three Signature Events: Bourbon & Bubbles, Art Ball, and Oktoberfest.

In addition, and in coordination with the Interim Marketing Director, interim coordinator provides oversight of the 64-member Associate Board volunteer group and the Former Associate Board alumni group, which are responsible for helping plan and execute the museum’s three Signature Events. In coordination with the interim director, interim coordinator will assist in selecting orientating, training, mentoring, planning, assigning of tasks, and monitoring performance of the Associate Board, as well as all internal and external communications, fundraising and execution of all aspects of Signature Events. In close collaboration with the Director and CEO, Interim Marketing Director, and Development Director, coordinator will be accountable for budget development, management and development of goals and strategies for Associate Board and Former Associate Board volunteer groups.

Coordinator will work closely with cross-functional museum teams to assure seamless sponsorship and benefits fulfillment for assigned donors and full execution of signature events. They will also work closely with members of the Development team to meet or exceed the fundraising goals that support the achievement of the museum’s mission and strategic initiatives.

This is a temporary, full-time position with a one-year appointment from date of hire.  Continuance beyond this one-year period is conditional.  Starting salary is commensurate with industry, labor market and experience. Position requires the ability to work non-traditional hours.

Reporting Relationship
This position reports to the Interim Marketing Director with dotted line reporting to the Development Director.

Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000

Desired Qualifications, Experiences, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum five years relevant experience working directly with corporate donors, marketing and/or non-profit fund raising
Demonstrated experience in fiscal management, budget oversight and financial analysis
Demonstrated experience in vendor communication and contractual compliance with companies and businesses
Knowledge of and ability to identify, interpret and apply appropriate fund development laws, ethics, practices, and regulations with special focus on corporate donors
Proven and highly successful track record of identifying corporate prospects and providing strategies to secure funding
Experience in planning, managing, and executing both large- and small-scale special events and stewardship programs
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of diverse target audiences, including museum employees, board members, donors, current and prospective members, and volunteers to strategize for the future, tap into new opportunities and employ new approaches
Strong organizational skills, a high level of initiative, creativity, diplomacy, and discretion in working with boards, committees, and the public and private sectors
Experience writing, vetting, and proofing a wide range of reports, correspondence and other documents for senior management and internal and external customers
Strong commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality
Well-organized; high attention to detail, with an ability to manage several projects simultaneously under strict deadlines; able to maintain a sense of perspective and humor while working under pressure
Ability to communicate in writing and produce documents and high-level, error-free, confidential reports
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs, prospect research tools, fundraising databases (Altru a plus)
Knowledge of American Sign Language; multilingual a plus

To be considered for this opportunity, submit a resume and cover letter stating salary expectations. Relocation assistance available. Click this link to apply

Submission Deadline: Initial submission review will begin March 10, 2023.  This job listing will remain open until the first interview phase is complete or until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. NOTE: Incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

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