Senior Manager, Corporate Giving


Field Museum

The Field Museum is a not-for-profit museum located on Chicago’s Museum Campus. In the Field’s 125+ year history, which started in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition in the “White City,” we have engaged in research on all seven continents, cultivated a collection of over 40 million specimens and objects, engaged with hundreds of thousands of students from Chicago and the surrounding areas, and welcomed millions of visitors to the Museum each year. We accomplish this through the efforts of our dynamic and diverse staff of not only scientists and educators, but also front line staff in Visitor Services and Membership, Protection Services, Facility Planning and Operations, as well as behind the scenes support staff.

The Field Museum is searching for a Senior Manager, Corporate Giving, to join our team!

The Senior Manager, Corporate Giving serves as an important member of the Institutional Advancement department, reporting to the Director of Corporate Giving and Sponsorship. The position interfaces with external corporate giving officers, marketing professionals, and executives; collaborate with internal Museum curators, educators, and exhibition project managers on proposal development, presentations, and events; and provides the essential knowledge, planning, and follow-through to meet the Museum’s corporate fundraising goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Have primary responsibility for managing and growing the Corporate Membership Program into a  portfolio of 50-60 companies with an annual giving goal of $800K-$1M. Develop program strategy, update program benefits and communications as necessary, retain and “upsell” current partners, grow the program by adding new partners through prospect research and active solicitation, and plan and execute ongoing program events, including Corporate Family Days
  • Have primary responsibility for managing and growing the Corporate Membership Program into a portfolio of 50-60 companies with an annual giving goal of $800K-$1M. Develop program strategy, update program benefits and communications as necessary, retain and “upsell” current partners, grow the program by adding new partners through prospect research and active solicitation, and plan and execute ongoing program events, including Corporate Family Days
  • Work with Auxiliary Boards staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for corporate programs from these member bases
  • In addition to the Corporate Membership portfolio, manage a portfolio of 10-20 additional corporate donors and prospects for restricted gifts or sponsorships to be determined in collaboration with the Director of Corporate Giving and Sponsorship
  • Working with the Director of Corporate Giving and Sponsorship, help design strategies and operational plans for the overall corporate giving program to meet annual goals
  • Help to steward the fulfillment process for major sponsorship agreements, including collaboration with internal departments to ensure timely delivery of sponsor benefits
  • Assist with tracking and compiling data for donor fulfillment reports focusing on partner ROI
  • Develop and implement corporate donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans. Compose case statements, program and project proposals, presentations, grant applications, reports, and meeting briefings as appropriate
  • Manage internal revenue tracking and solicitation calendar for assigned donor portfolio
  • Initiate calls, meetings, and site visits with donors and prospects
  • Cultivate internal relationships to most effectively raise support for Museum funding priorities
  • Maintain data for assigned portfolio in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Assist with Institutional Advancement events such as exhibition openings and Auxiliary Board events as needed
  • Advocate for the Field Museum and its funding priorities to external constituencies
  • Manage the Stewardship Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in non-profit fundraising: previous corporate fundraising experience is a plusExcellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Exceptional ability to foster strong working relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, manage priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Adeptness at working effectively in an environment that includes colleagues of varied cultural, economic, and professional backgrounds
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Field Museum. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising databases, and appropriate web-based applications and services
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed

Salary Range: $75K to $82K

Important Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our employees, guests and their families, the Field Museum is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions from the vaccine will not be considered as given the nature of this position, we are unable to provide an accommodation for anyone who has not been vaccinated.

The Field Museum is an equal opportunity workplace and employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class. We strive to create a working environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and one that promotes human dignity and mutual respect among all staff. We believe every member of our organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, to identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

The Field Museum strives to ensure that our career website and recruiting process are accessible to all. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application, or if you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to accessibility@fieldmuseum.org.

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