Be prepared for your next career move: Foresight Career Innovation Seminar.
The Manager of Foundation and Corporate Giving oversees the foundation, corporate and government fundraising efforts for the museum. This experienced fundraiser designs and manages the organization’s private foundation and corporate philanthropy programs, including aggressively expanding the prospect pipeline, cultivating new donors, strategically developing winning proposals, and coordinating stewardship.
This position reports to the Vice President of Development, and supports the President and CEO with foundation and corporate outreach and follow-up.
- Strategically plan all aspects of corporate and foundation fundraising activities within the museum to support fundraising.
- Provide leadership for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major corporate and business donors to increase private gifts.
- Perform prospect research to effectively identify prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
- Develop and manage a significant portfolio and pipeline of major donor and corporate prospects.
- Expand corporate base by giving special attention to garnering support from national, regional, and local corporations.
- Create and maintain budgets collaboratively with the Programs department.
- Develop and coordinate long and short range solicitation and personal solicitation strategies.
- Actively engage in fostering and cultivating relationships to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relations with corporate sector.
- Meet with prospective and current corporate donors, and/or coordinate meetings for the President, Vice President, or board members to meet with heads of corporations or businesses as appropriate.
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with current and prospective donors, faculty, staff, alumni, and others with interest in the museum.
- Prepare, submit and manage grant proposals ensuring each proposal is targeted to its specific audience.
- Effectively communicate with the Vice President on the progress of major gift activities and their contribution to the Museum’s fundraising goals.
- Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
- Oversee and prepare reports of corporate revenue.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 3-5 years of demonstrated success in fundraising.
- Proven grant-writing skills.
- Goal-oriented with drive to attain fundraising goals.
- Exceptional communication skills and public presence.
- Aptitude with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
- Familiarity with Raisers Edge preferred, or other fundraising software.
- Understanding of Chicago’s corporate and foundation community.
- Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work with cross-functional teams and lead through influence.
- Highly organized and able to manage a number of diverse tasks, activities, and projects.
- Strong project management skills, able to self-manage own projects to completion, and manage and collaborate with others.
- Ability to simultaneously manage short-term and long-term plans and goals.
- Exercises good judgment and confidentiality in dealing with donors and must have patience and understanding of the needs of others.
- Demonstrated skill in relationship management.
- A team attitude is necessary to work with internal and external constituencies.
- Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment.
- Available for some evening and weekend work (for events).
- Commitment to excellence and, most importantly, a passion for the mission and services of Kohl Children’s Museum.
- Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Apply online here or send resume to:
Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026-8018
Fax: (847) 724-6398
You may also request an application by calling (847) 832-6888