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Development Associate

Company: Marbles Kids Museum
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Development Associate Marbles Kids Museum is a vibrant, nonprofit children's museum and IMAX Theatre located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Marbles has been sparking imagination, discovery, and learning through play since opening its doors in 2007. Marbles' serves a diverse population of families, school groups, and community organizations through award-winning play-based exhibits, summer camps, IMAX documentaries, feature movies, and special events year-round. Today Marbles ranks among the top family destinations in North Carolina providing learning experiences for children with creative programs, and larger-than-life movies. The Opportunity The Development Associate is a key part of the Marbles Development team -maintaining a keen focus on growing the base of support for Marbles by building relationships with corporate partners, institutional and family foundations and government agencies. Responsibilities include managing new and existing corporate partnerships; grant writing and reporting; coordinating stewardship for donors; and supporting annual fundraising and stewardship events. The Development Associate works closely with all Development team members to ensure the full cycle of donor cultivation is well-executed and maintained. Job Responsibilities Corporate Sponsorships

  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with corporate stakeholders, including existing sponsors, prospects, Board members and volunteers.
  • Pursue ongoing, meaningful contacts with key corporate partners and prospects through tours, meetings and events.
  • Support proposal creation, promotions and other mission messaging directed towards corporate partners.
  • Oversee activation of corporate partnership contracts, including benefits fulfillment, recognition implementation and other stewardship efforts. - Donor Stewardship
    • Work with the Development team to create and implement stewardship strategies for corporate and institutional partners, including acknowledgement letters, benefits fulfillment -and recognition implementation aligned with partnership agreements and donor benefit levels.
    • Communicate partner benefits (tickets, discounts, space usage) to the internal Marbles team.
    • Manage, review and record institutional partnership contracts including assessment of annual benefits, implementation of evaluation and reporting requirements.
    • Lead planning and execution for annual donor stewardship events and/or communications. Proposal Creation and Grant Writing
      • Support proposal creation for corporate, foundation and government partners.
      • Manage grant process in partnership with other members of the Development team, including research, writing and reporting. Other
        • Support Imagination Ball fundraising gala by securing sponsors, supporting guest communications and contributing to auction efforts.
        • Support BIG IDEA corporate luncheon by securing sponsors, supporting guest/sponsor communications and contributing to program planning.
        • Play active role in year-round execution of stewardship and fundraising events and programs, including Imagination Ball, BIG IDEA, donor cultivation events, board-related events and stewardship events (Giving Tuesday Breakfast, exhibit openings). Experience and Skill Requirements
          • 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience, with a focus on proposal writing and building and managing relationships.
          • Proficiency with Microsoft products and familiarity with CRM software such as Tessitura, OneCause and/or BidPal -.
          • Superb -organizational and project management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow.
          • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
          • Self-motivated with ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
          • Collaborative and creative, with a passion for philanthropy. Physical Demands
            • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
            • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time. Schedule Availability
              • The Development Associate position is full-time with benefits. -Flexibility is required of all team member to work occasional evenings or weekends for special events and peak season support. Benefits -
                • Medical, dental, vision insurance -
                • Health Savings and flexible spending accounts -
                • Life and AD&D insurance -
                • Short and Long-Term Disability -
                • Parking and commuter benefits -
                • Paid time off for 17 vacation days and 9 holidays -
                • Eligible to participate in the Company's 401k program with employer matching after a waiting period -
                • Employee Assistance Program -
                • Great Marbles Perks & Discounts -
                • Fitness Benefits - Marbles Kids Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability, genetic information or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh , Development Associate, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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