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Manager - Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and other historic aircraft as well as a cold war era guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 1 million visitors annually since 2012. The mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.

The Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a key part of the institutional advancement team that supports the Intrepid Museum’s dynamic exhibitions, public and education programs, collections and special projects. You will join the team at an exciting time, as the institution prepares to launch its rebranding campaign, celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022, and begin work on a range of strategic priorities, from institutional capacity building to restoring inaccessible spaces on the ship. This is a terrific opportunity for a candidate with exceptional grant writing and relationship building skills who is eager to be challenged by complex new projects, while remaining focused on the institution’s signature programs and experiences.  

The essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a portfolio of foundation funders through the full grant cycle
  • Oversee fulfillment of corporate membership benefits and coordinate volunteer opportunities, ranging from working on aircraft restoration to STEM mentorship
  • Work with director, prospect researcher and program team to identify funding opportunities aligned with strategic priorities, new projects and existing programs
  • Work with director and program team to develop persuasive case for support and to gather program data for proposals, renewals, reports and funder updates
  • Write customized, compelling and competitive proposals, letters of inquiry, and correspondences based on institutional priorities and programmatic needs
  • Coordinate and craft scheduled communications to funders and corporate partners including program updates, Museum updates, and invites to select events
  • Track membership and grant deliverables to ensure contract compliance
  • Collaborate on special projects, including development of materials such as impact reports, logic models, as well as research on the competitive landscape
  • Maintain CRM platform (Tessitura), donors’ electronic and hard files, and internal system for managing prospects and active funders through donor cultivation cycle
  • Stay current on trends in corporate and foundation giving, and best practices and strategies in grants management, and be informed on legal and accounting issues related to corporate and foundation charitable giving and grant-making regulations
  • Participate in or represent IA team on cross-program teams for projects and initiatives
  • Attend Museum events to represent IA department and external events to build networks in foundation and corporate funding communities
  • Other duties as assigned by director 

Qualified candidates will also have a  BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university. Must have significant grant writing experience, with 3-5 years of experience in Development. Exceptional writing skills and track record of securing funding. Highly organized, detail oriented, and possessing strong time management skills. Experience managing multiple priorities and projects and meeting deadlines. Experience in record-keeping and stewardship systems that support a successful corporate and foundations relations program. Experience working with building and interpreting budgets, and data analysis. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google docs, etc.). Experience and interest in programming in the Museum’s content areas. Experience with Tessitura database preferred. Ability to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! 

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to:

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.