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15 Sep 2022

Full-Time Assistant, Corporate Relations—Development

BkM – Posted by BkM Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job Description

The Brooklyn Museum seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant to support its growing and dynamic Corporate Relations department and fulfill crucial administrative and operational functions. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Relations, this position offers an outstanding opportunity for a development professional looking to enhance their skills and expertise in the field of corporate philanthropy and museum corporate sponsorships. The Development Assistant will be responsible for data management (Raiser’s Edge); gift processing and acknowledgement; prospect research and moves management; and assisting on the development, refinement, and submission of proposals. The Assistant will also provide critical support for an exciting roster of special projects and events with high-profile corporate partners.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superb attention to detail
  • Aptitude for maintaining and creating systems and facility working with numbers
  • Excellent time management, capacity to handle multiple tasks, and ability to prioritize among competing deadlines
  • Results-oriented with an interest in social action, fine arts, fashion, marketing, and/or philanthropy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Raiser’s Edge and Winmo is preferred

A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.


  • Conduct prospect research and prepare briefing materials for meetings with potential or current sponsors. Continually monitor news, philanthropic publications, Winmo, and alerts to identify new prospects.
  • Manage sponsorship credit lines on the Museum’s platforms, such as web, social, on-site, etc.
  • Coordinate on-site activations and events for corporate members and sponsors, including curator-led tours, First Saturday events, Yoga on the Stoop programs, etc. Occasional weekend work is required.
  • Assist the Director in managing appointments, meetings, and travel
  • Assist with writing, developing, and copyediting collateral materials, reports, proposals, and decks for current and prospective sponsors
  • Serve as the department’s primary user of Raiser’s Edge: build and maintain prospect management and research queries, constituent records, and reports in the database
  • Work with the Finance team to reconcile accounts, including gifts, invoices, and expenses. Track department income and assist the Director with financial forecasting.
  • Draft and execute donor acknowledgment letters for department gifts
  • Coordinate gift processing with the Development Operations department
  • Maintain digital donor files and agreements and advise on best practices on information storage, retrieval, and reporting
  • Led by the Director, participate in planning long- and short-term development strategies to meet department fundraising and DEIA goals

Start date: Immediately

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Corporate Relations

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Union-UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary: $45,000/year

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Occasional weekend work required.

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Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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At the Brooklyn Museum, we value all types of experience. For us, a successful candidate has many of the qualities listed in our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. So if much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, then we welcome your application.

Job Types: Full-Time.

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