Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships

New York, NY
Full Time
Whitney Museum
The Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships plays an imperative role in corporate fundraising at the Museum, and provides administrative and project support to the Manager of Strategic Partnerships in the solicitation of companies for Corporate Membership. The Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships supports the team and larger fundraising efforts through various responsibilities and tasks, including but not limited to drafting correspondence, letter and proposal preparation, mailings, ongoing client relations and stewardship, benefit fulfillment, marketing, reporting, and event planning.

  • Coordinate, administer, and oversee aspects of the Corporate Membership program to support Manager of Strategic Partnerships and the functions of the department in order to reach overall fundraising goals and fiscal goals
  • Draft general correspondence, renewal letters, solicitations, acknowledgements, invitations, marketing materials, and newsletters
  • Assist with generating correspondence, renewals, invoicing, and follow-up calls; gift processing; grant applications and reports; benefit administration and tracking; tax receipts and welcome documents; research and prospecting; database maintenance including upkeep of the corporate contact list; stewardship; execution of marketing efforts, events, and employee engagement initiatives, and corporate mailings
  • Collaborate across Advancement Department and with colleagues throughout the Museum to ensure the program runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Coordinate and oversee guided tours of exhibitions for Corporate Members
  • Complete grants and reports, oversee calendar of grant application and reporting deadlines
  • Prepare visual materials and coordinate information from internal and external resources to assist in development of proposals and recaps for program support funding
  • Oversee department intern, including hiring, onboarding, training, assigning projects, and other supervisory responsibilities
  • Occasionally coordinate benefit fulfillment for active sponsors, including delivery of guest passes, catalogues, corporate courtesy cards, invitations, etc.
  • Occasionally staff corporate rental events, Museum-wide exhibition openings, department-wide events including Art Party, Gala, or other important patron events

  • B.A. or B.S.; Art History, Arts Management, Business/Marketing preferred
  • 2 years of professional experience, preferably in a museum, corporation, fundraising, or an arts-related organization
  • Strong administrative and organization skills, attention to detail required
  • Responsive and professional communicative style
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Raiser's Edge management
  • Ability to adapt with changing priorities, multiple deadlines, and ongoing tasks
  • Some early mornings and late evenings for tours and events may be needed

Compensation & Benefits
  • Compensation rate of $55,000 per annum
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) elections
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits
  • Commuter benefits - parking and mass transit
  • Admission to world-renowned museums across the city and nationally
  • Pet insurance and discounted membership for Citibike
  • This role will be covered under UAW Local 2110
The advertised pay scale reflects the good faith minimum and maximum salary range for this role. The advertised pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

About the Whitney:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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