Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Science Museum of Minnesota

| Saint Paul, MN | April 23, 2019

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The Science Museum of Minnesota knows that the diversity in our communities generates better ideas, inspires creativity and is essential to building a positive workplace. As an employer of choice we hire and retain the best employees by valuing differences, creating a collaborative work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities.

Join our team as a Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations and help us lead the acquisition, renewal and stewardship of philanthropic corporate and foundation partners. Primary responsibilities include: identifying, engaging, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and foundation funders. The Manager oversees a diverse portfolio with a focus on sustaining and growing financial support of the museum.

Work Environment & Schedule: Must be able to successfully work both independently and collaboratively. Typical work schedule is Monday to Friday, but does require some evenings and weekends based on museum needs and event schedules. Extensive local travel required and, on rare occasions, out of state travel required.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop fundraising strategies and build relationships to further the mission of the division and meet museum goals and priorities.

Maintain and expand portfolio of foundation and corporate donors, including prospecting and building relationships with new and current donors.
Partner with museum program staff to source, develop and secure funding opportunities.
Collaborate with internal partners to create and implement giving materials; oversee proper treatment of partner recognition in SMM collateral, advertising and signage.
Collaborate across Mission Advancement division to meet established corporate and foundation giving goals.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning by attending seminars/workshops and reviewing professional publications.
Manage engagement strategies to ensure consistent, coherent, and effective communications to promote the positive positioning of the museum.

Create and implement engagement plans for corporate and foundation donor relationships.
Manage, prepare and disseminate fulfillment reports to donors.
Work with Grants Manager on timely preparation and fulfillment of grant proposals and reports.
Work with Strategic Partnerships Coordinator to ensure donor recognition and corporate membership benefits fulfillment.
Work collaboratively across Strategic Partnerships department to ensure clear and timely communications on complex donor and sponsor relationships.
Utilize and maintain database files resulting in data integrity and streamlined information collection while adhering to established standards.

Create and maintain donor records to insure timely completion of grant renewals and reporting; create tasks for appropriate annual follow up.
Monitor and update unique donors, gifts, and benefits in Tessitura database system as needed.
Update and ensure accuracy of corporate and foundation recognition and benefits listings.
Prepare regular and ad hoc reports and provide detailed information about current donors and future prospects.
Prioritize a broad range of activities in a timely and efficient manner.

Effectively prioritize and manage project deadlines resulting in clearly defined tasks and achievable outcomes
Actively promote and participate in the development of an overall culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
Stay current on relevant internal program data; document information and distribute internally as appropriate.
Maintain high ethical standards for self and organization. Acts responsibly and in best interest of the museum at all times.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate Degree or higher.
Five years’ experience in a development, corporate or foundation relations role.
Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with Minnesota and national corporate and philanthropic community.
Familiarity with STEM issues and science programs.
Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities.
Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds.
Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish).
The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents.

We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees.

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