Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Special Events
4 Year Degree
Summary/Objective The Corporate Development Officer provides support for Orlando Science Center by increasing revenue from corporate organizations. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Corporate Development Officer is responsible for fundraising corporate support and will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing contributed revenue while building sustainable relationships for OSC.
Develops and executes strategies for enhancing revenue from corporations and corporate foundations for both short and long term success in line with budget and organization goals.
Develops effective revenue opportunities that meet the mutual marketing goals of the corporate partner and OSC.
Utilizes the following tools to raise funds: exhibits, events, special programming monthly themes and events, community accessibility options, naming, and corporate memberships.
Develops and documents a robust pipeline of proposals and meets annual fundraising goals; establishes and achieves benchmarks for constructive growth; measures progress against institutional goals.
Ensures reporting requirements are completed in timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting; develops and maintains prospect lists in donor database.
Ensures all corporate partners are being stewarded regularly throughout the year with the aim of building ongoing relationships that sustain the mission.
Researches corporate prospects and develops plan to engage targeted organizations for short- and long-term partnerships.
Develops and maintains a donor portfolio.
Ensures appropriate follow-up with corporate clients for annual and comprehensive campaigns as outlined in Development Plan.
Participates in the implementation of a successful comprehensive campaign for the long term growth of the Center.
Stays current on corporate activity in the community to assess viable opportunities for engagement.
Event responsibilities: Solicits sponsorships for events that support the mission of OSC, keep track of all sponsor information and event content and communicates this information to the correct department in a timely manner (example: marketing), handles any guest/customer/donor service issues the night of the event, designs sponsorship packets, event programs, invitation, e-blast, signage, and any other development needs.
Works with internal OSC departments including Finance, Marketing & Graphics, Visitor Experience, Education and others to ensure fulfillment of Development goals with approval of Director of Strategic Partnerships.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
2. Decision Making
3. Work Standards
6. Problem Solving
8. Planning and Organizing
12. Customer Service and Quality
Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field.
Experience: Minimum of three to five years of experience in corporate fundraising and/or business development. Three years of management experience, including budgeting and planning.
Knowledge and involvement in the local community.
Previous work experience in a non-profit organization or business development function.
Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM systems.
Professional corporate experience.
Ability to sit for an extended period of time
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Expected Hours of Work:
Monday through Friday, with ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events as needed.
40% travel throughout Central Florida.
Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
About Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center is one of America’s top hands-on science centers where learning is always fun.
Located in Orlando, Florida, interactive learning and discovery await within the center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, and giant screen films. The science center provides educational opportunities both within and outside the center’s walls, including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers and other outreach.
The Science Center was incorporated in 1955 as the Central Florida Museum and opened in Orlando Loch Haven Park in 1960. The new facility opened in 1997 with four floors of exhibit space, an observatory, a giant screen domed theater for films and planetarium shows, a café, a store and much more. The facility was created by traditional museum exhibit designers and fabricators, as well as theme park designers and fabricators. These creative professionals worked with the Science Center staff to pioneer innovative exhibit environments for immersive guest experiences.