Development Officer – Corporate Relations

Job title: Development Officer – Corporate Relations
Organization: Cincinnati Art Museum
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time position in the Development Department leading the museum’s corporate fundraising and sponsorship programs.

This position plans and manages the Art Museum’s development efforts relating to corporate sponsorship/membership programs. The position manages corporate support for the Art Museum by maintaining existing corporate partners; attracting and cultivating new business relationships; handling prospect research; writing appeal letters/proposals to corporations; conducting solicitations; and serving as a primary contact to the Art Museum’s Corporate Committee.


  • Plan and implement a comprehensive annual strategy to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate supporter for opportunities that include, but are not limited to:
    • Exhibition sponsorships
    • Special event sponsorships
    • Program related sponsorships
    • Corporate memberships
  • Prepare budget, develop goals, approaches, follow-up activities and monitor progress through reports.
  • Research and target corporate prospects, as well as make calls on corporate members for renewals and upgrades.
  • Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of materials related to responsibilities and to the fulfillment of benefits.
  • Lead the identification, cultivation and solicitation of sponsorships for exhibitions and other Art Museum programs.
  • Handle special requests, suggestions and complaints made by corporate partners.
  • Attend Development Events as needed.
  • Conduct a minimum of 100 in person visits with current and potential corporate donors per year.
  • Enter timely and accurate contact reports for all donor visits and maintain up to date information in Altru, the museum’s donor database.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

A four-year college degree minimum and three years of experience and/or training in the field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least one year of experience in Fundraising/Development or Sales/Marketing. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of database, word processing, and other relevant computer programs; a familiarity with regional corporate community; and the ability to write accurate and persuasive communications.

The ideal candidate will possess a professional and friendly demeanor at all times while representing the museum and be willing to work well in a team environment. Candidate must be willing to work evening and weekends as needed.

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