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Corporate Engagment


Help support the Exploratorium to create fun and exciting scientific learning opportunities through corporate fundraising and donor stewardship. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in and an entrepreneurial approach to corporate fundraising with the ability to work with a wide and diverse range of staff as well as independently. This position requires excellent writing, proofreading, communication, and computer skills. The Corporate Engagement Specialist is a member of the Institutional Advancement Department (IA) and reports to the Associate Director, Corporate Engagement.


Strategize with the Associate Director, Corporate Engagement on the most appropriate approaches to secure $1.6M in annual support from the corporate community
Coordinates Corporate Engagement operations including:
Correspondence and acknowledgements;
Monthly e-newsletters communications on programming and engagement opportunities
Tracks submissions, deadlines and reports;
Database management and the ability to extract related revenue reports;
Benefit fulfillment;
Other responsibilities as requested.
Where appropriate, identify, research, and meet with prospects and supporters, and assist in the development of collateral, proposals, grants, and reports
Write clear and compelling proposals narratives providing accurate information based on close coordination with IA team members, program staff and other internal departments
Manage the Corporate Membership program:
Identify potential members and those with interest in engaging at an increased level
Oversee the membership renewal process, including renewal tracking and timelines
Create materials for membership renewal and prospecting campaigns
Update donor listing and website to include all members
Assists in creation of an active prospect pipeline identifying and qualifying leads through research, demonstrated affinity, discussions with leadership and program staff, and other resources
Assists in the development and management of stewardship and engagement events
Solicit and oversee the tracking and acknowledgement of corporate in-kind donations


Minimum BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
At least 3-5 years of experience working in fund development, or related positions, with a proven track record of developing relationships and closing gifts
A minimum of 1 year developing partnerships and/or event sponsorships with the local and national philanthropic corporate community preferred
Progressively responsible development experience in proposal management, prospect research, grant-writing, reporting and donor cultivation
Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with and cultivate relationships with a wide variety of people
Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and research skills
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment with frequent deadlines and balance competing priorities
Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work flexibly in both a team environment and independently
Able to exhibit tact and diplomacy in a confidential environment
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Raisers Edge for Windows required); proficiency with database systems; able to work at computer up to 85% of time
Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed
Ability to move from place to place, use a computer terminal and telephone; able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds short distances; can bend, twist, reach and grasp


Open until filled.

This is a regular, full time (37.5 hours per week), exempt union position, which includes benefits. Please no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veterans status or any other class protected by applicable law.

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