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Corporate Development Manager

The Corporate Development Manager is responsible for soliciting, cultivating and maintaining Free Arts NYC’s corporate partnerships. The individual in this role will maximize the engagement of 75+ companies through fundraising, programming, event sponsorship and employee engagement and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This includes tracking and synthesizing corporate data, as well as booking and executing virtual and in-person volunteer team building events for corporate partners. The Corporate Development Manager sits on the Development Team, and works closely with the Program Team, specifically the Free Arts Day Manager. The position currently reports to the Executive Director until a Development Director is in place. 

Responsibilities Include: 

Corporate Engagement & Programming 

  • Meet annual sponsorship revenue goal of $600,000+ 
  • Develop multilateral engagement for corporate partners:
  • Execute and facilitate in-person and virtual CSR events
  • Work with TAP Manager to secure financial support from, and identify corporations for, Internship placements 
  • Work closely with the Development Team to ideate and execute fundraising initiatives, CSR campaigns and events with a focus on corporate engagement and sponsorship opportunities 
  • Create pitches and proposals for new and existing corporate partners
  • Spearhead the creation and fulfillment of customized partnership activation plans for each corporate partner 
  • Identify new sources of corporate funding, design creative strategies to secure new sponsors and grow relationships 
  • Produce annual breakfast for corporate partners 
  • Negotiate corporate sponsorship agreements to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships. ● Evaluate and modify programs based on partner agency and corporation’s needs ● Communicate with sponsors leading up to and post event 
  • Manage facilitators as needed, for employee engagement events 

Tracking Funds & Data 

  • Manage budget and report data to Executive Director 
  • Manage corporate invoice process and reconciliation with Part Time Finance Manager ● Regularly review and scrub Salesforce records, including adding pertinent notes and attaching key files 
  • Monitor incoming corporate donations and follow up with any donors with transactions, as needed 
  • Send acknowledgement letters 

Successful candidates for this position will be: 

  • Strong communicators and relationship builders
  • Quick and responsive to outreach and inquiries
  • Effective multitaskers
  • Accustomed to working with and communicating with many stakeholders at once ● Persuasive writers with excellent attention to editorial detail and grammar. ● Interested in ethical, culturally competent fundraising strategy and dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

In addition, we prefer candidates to have: 

  • 5 – 10 years of relevant experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with Google Suite, Powerpoint, Zoom, and other web platforms Familiarity with Salesforce 


Free Arts NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Physical Demands: The day-to-day operations of this role require the use of a MacBook Pro, the ability to appear and participate in video conferences. This role requires the employee to report to the office or,

occasionally, an event location and sit, walk and stand as well as use hands repetitively to handle or operate standard office equipment and lift up to 50lbs. 

This job description is not designed to cover or constrain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, generally the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity. 

Please address email to Liz Hopfan and email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: jobs@freeartsnyc.org, subject line: Corporate Development Manager Application by January 6, 2022. 

Hours: Full-time, some weekends and nights (staff members are offered the opportunity to use flex time to adjust their daytime work hours after working an evening or weekend) 

Benefits: Vacation, Personal/Sick Days, Flex-time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 

Start Date: Immediate



Thank you for your interest! We do not currently have internship openings for Fall 2021.