Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Corporate Relations Manager is a creative and resourceful fundraiser responsible for the strategic management and growth of corporate philanthropy revenue at The 5th Avenue Theatre. In addition, this position will manage a corporate volunteer committee and be responsible for engaging the Board of Directors in corporate fundraising efforts.
Essential Responsibilities Include:
Oversee corporate fundraising activities including corporate memberships and sponsorships for shows, programs, and events, including the annual fundraising Gala.
Provide leadership, inspiration, and accountability for the corporate fundraising programs.
Build effective working relationships with the Corporate Council (corporate volunteer committee) and Board of Directors to engage and motivate volunteers in leveraging their corporate contacts for corporate fundraising.
Manage all Corporate Council activities including planning and organizing meetings, and communications as well as engaging individual Council members and their prospects.
Manage corporate in-kind relationships.
Design and implement strategies to expand the Corporate Circle (sponsors and members).
Maintain a visible presence in corporate funding community.
Responsible for setting and achieving corporate revenue goals.
Manage corporate budget including revenue and expense tracking.
Oversee reporting and metrics on corporate fundraising and progress toward goals.
Research, pursue, and develop relationships with prospective sponsors/corporate supporters.
Work with communications and marketing teams on invitations, brochures, and other collateral pieces to ensure all materials are consistent, compelling, effective, and support our brand.
Plan and manage corporate events, and corporate participation in opening night receptions and other theater events as applicable.
Create and execute benefits packages for sponsors and members working with marketing, production, artistic, and executive staff to ensure accurate and timely delivery of sponsor benefits.
Deliver measurable results reports to each sponsor in a timely manner.
Be an active participant in the life of the Theatre – bringing donors and prospects to events, performances, education programs etc. throughout the season.
Perform other philanthropy duties as needed.
Summary of Qualifications:
This position requires five or more years of corporate sponsorship or business development with track record of meeting or exceeding revenue objectives.
The candidate must be a self-starter, goal driven, detail oriented and able to handle a significant level of responsibility.
The candidate must be able to initiate projects and work independently while also being a team player working with colleagues at all levels and in all departments throughout the organization.
Extensive work with individuals necessitates excellent people skills, including poise, tact and good judgment, as well as strong communication skills.
The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills and is able to build professional relationships with diverse groups particularly with C-level executives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
Knowledge of the local funding and business community is preferred.
Valid WA State driver’s license is preferred.
Positive and enthusiastic attitude, passion for musical theater preferred. A sense of humor is essential.
About 5th Avenue Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America's leading musical theater companies. We enrich the community we love with the art form we love—giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From the page to the stage, we bring passion and epic scale to every musical we create. With big talent. Bigger-than-life productions. And did we mention dazzle? As a nonprofit theater company and our region's largest performing arts employer, we spread the joy of great musicals with people of all ages across our region and state.
Each year, we reach more than 75,000 young people through our nationally acclaimed education programs. Programs designed to develop new musicals ensure that the next generation of great musicals will be there to tell the stories that captivate tomorrow's audiences. On the national stage, we are a leading voice for the power of this American art form to lift the human spirit.
For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org
The 5th Avenue Theatre and the communities we serve are on th...e land and waterways of the Coast Salish people who have continuously inhabited our region since time immemorial. They are the original storytellers and theater-makers of this place we call home.
We also acknowledge and honor the Tribal nations across Washington State and the many Indigenous peoples from across the country who also live and work in the Seattle area. As we step into this new period of The 5th's history, we hope to honor their legacies and bring greater attention to their continuing fight for equity and recognition.
At The 5th Avenue Theatre, we are actively working towards goals as an anti-racist organization, you can learn more about our work and statement here: https://www.5thavenue.org/about/anti-racism-at-the-5th/