Corporate Giving Manager

The iconic front steps of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Corporate Giving Manager is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with new and existing corporate and government prospects to support annual operations and a capital campaign in advance of the Institute’s 200th anniversary.

  • Manage a portfolio of corporate and government prospects and implement strategies to move prospects through the donor cycle.
  • Manage more than $800,000 in sponsorship fundraising for the Franklin Awards Ceremony and Dinner including identifying new prospects, managing renewals, benefit fulfillment, and overall sponsor logistics.
  • Oversee the Corporate Membership program of 50+ organizations including acquisition efforts, renewals, benefit fulfillment and recognition.
  • Effectively coordinate prep of meeting materials, solicitations, stewardship reports, and communication with senior Institute leaders, including the President and CEO.
  • Work collaboratively across many departments towards the creation and management of sponsorship opportunities and materials including traveling exhibitions, permanent exhibitions, themed programming, and educational programs; Coordinate and support onsite activations and sponsorship benefits.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Giving to provide high quality support to volunteer committees including an Executive Corporate Board and Awards Corporate Committee.
  • Effectively coordinate prep of meeting materials, solicitations, stewardship reports, and communication with senior Institute leaders, including the President and CEO.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 3-5 years related experience in development or related field.
  • Familiarity with managing and strategically growing a portfolio is required.
  • Local knowledge of the Philadelphia business and philanthropic community and an ease with networking a definite plus.
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with relationship management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.

Status:  Full-time, Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 5:15 pm.  Ability to work evenings and weekends, travel locally and regionally, as necessary.

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generous Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

To apply, please visit our Career CenterWe look forward to hearing from you!

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Photograph of the inside of Franklin Hall, showing part of the large marble statue of Benjamin Franklin.

As the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country and serves as both a prominent educational and cultural resource, and as an anchor of the local economy.

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