Corporate Relations Officer

Founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921, The Phillips Collection has been collecting modern and contemporary art for one hundred years. Duncan Phillips’s former home—and additions to it—in Washington’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood provides a unique setting for the growing collection of over 5,000 works. Following Phillips’s unconventional approach to exhibitions, The Phillips Collection galleries are frequently rearranged to facilitate new conversations between artworks and fresh experiences for visitors.

In addition to presenting selections from the permanent collection and special exhibitions, The Phillips Collection also offers award-winning education and community engagement programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including initiatives at its satellite campus Phillips@THEARC.

The Phillips Collection is currently recruiting for a Corporate Relations Officer to join the Development Department. The Corporate Relations Officer will strengthen the financial capacity of The Phillips Collection by managing a portfolio of current and prospective corporate partners. The incumbent will work creatively to match corporate interests with museum priorities, cultivate relationships, develop funding proposals, and fulfill partner benefits. The incumbent will secure $500,000+ in revenue annually, with growth in subsequent years, to support general operations; special exhibitions; digital initiatives; education and community engagement programs; diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) initiatives; capital needs; and special events. This position will work with the Development Department to cultivate a more diverse pipeline of prospective donors, evaluating and enhancing all aspects of fundraising so as to better incorporate the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI). Progressive fundraising experience and the ability to close significant gifts should be demonstrated in your application.

This position is a Full Time, Exempt position with a salary range of $70,000- $85,000 annually.

Some requirements are a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of frontline fundraising experience; Experience in devising strategic approaches to donor engagement; Proven ability to cultivate, secure, and steward funding; Knowledge of donor database system (Raiser’s Edge or Altru preferred).

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