At a time of unprecedented expansion of its exhibitions, educational programs and physical presence in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Contemporary’s Corporate Philanthropy Manager will steward and cultivate current philanthropic corporate relationships while strategizing and securing new partners to meet and exceed ambitious annual operating revenue goals. This person will lead fundraising efforts in the areas of corporate giving and fundraising events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee and handle administration tasks associated with the new Oklahoma Contemporary Corporate Partnership Program, focused on friend-raising and fundraising.
- Increase awareness, engagement and support as we prepare to move from our fairgrounds location to a new campus at NW 11th and Broadway.
- Manage fundraising events, including identify and communicate with volunteer committees, solicit sponsorships, interact with vendors and work with Operations to oversee event execution.
- Regularly report on performance metrics as they pertain to our annual fundraising goals established in dialogue with the Development Director.
- Alone or with staff colleagues or volunteers, actively identify and solicit corporations to join our Corporate Partnership Program or to sponsor events/exhibitions.
- With an emphasis on gifts from corporations for all purposes, implement multi-channel campaigns using Asana.
- With the Development Team, participate in prospect review and the process of prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation; set constituent (moves) management actions
- As assigned in prospect review, oversee a portfolio of prospects and donors; achieve specific moves management activities in a timely manner.
- Record development activity in Tessitura, guaranteeing accuracy and timeliness.
- With the Development Team, utilize and analyze data from Tessitura to weigh participation, engagement and capacity to determine solicitation level, purpose and readiness.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Strength as a “public facing” employee and enthusiasm for this aspect of the job
- Motivated by meeting and exceeding goals
- History of crafting and delivering successful fundraising asks
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships, cultivate and solicit prospects; capital campaign experience preferred, including wealth screening
- Knowledge of sources and methods of prospect research
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required in art history, liberal arts, management or business
- Minimum of three years of direct fundraising/development experience in a nonprofit or educational organization preferred; experience in an established development office highly desirable
- Attention to detail, time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Self-motivated, with demonstrated ability to excel as a leader and as a member of a team
- Ability to work in and contribute to a strong team environment
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Proficient in one or more relational donor databases -- Tessitura preferred
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point
- Ability to produce work and presentation materials using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Other duties as assigned
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Nothing in this job description is to be construed as a contract of employment. All job duties are subject to change as business needs necessitate.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
- Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use
- Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily
- Flexible schedule with ability to participate in evening and weekend events
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
- Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. - combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action 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 or veteran status.
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