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:

The Corporate Giving Manager, reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, plays a pivotal role in maintaining and growing Franklin Institute corporate support through ongoing programs such as corporate membership, sponsorship of the Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner, and other programmatic and sponsorship support. The Corporate Giving Manager will maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects and will manage the stewardship and benefit fulfillment efforts of the Institutional Giving team.  The Corporate Giving Manager will also be responsible for: 

  • Oversee the Corporate Membership program including acquisition efforts, renewals, benefit fulfillment, and recognition 
  • Meet with existing and potential institutional funders and make solicitations
  • Work collaboratively across many departments towards the creation and management of sponsorship opportunities including traveling exhibitions, permanent exhibitions, themed programming and educational programs, the Franklin Awards Ceremony, and Dinner
  • Manage the annual Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) including application and reporting.
  • Maintain and provide regular recurring progress reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and TFI Senior Leadership. 
  • Enter donor activity and strategy into Raiser’s Edge in accordance with internal best practices 
  • Produce materials and tools to communicate regularly with institutional supporters and potential institutional supporters 
  • Ensure consistent and timely communication throughout External Affairs team regarding prospect and donor contact and activity.
  • Stay up to date on trends and best practices in corporate fundraising and special events
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years related experience in donor development and client engagement, gift solicitation, and/or for-profit sales 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to provide a very high level of customer service and to interact effectively with donor audiences, TFI volunteer leadership, and senior staff 
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office Suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred 

Status: Full-time, with availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Benefits Information:

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

Please visit our Careers page or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

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.