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Manager of Corporate Relations

York County History Center
Job Description
Summary: Recently, the York County History Center embarked upon an exciting, innovative and important project to establish a cultural destination in downtown York city that spurs economic development and connects historical assets throughout the county. To realize this ambitious goal, the History Center is assembling a dynamic team to assist in delivering high quality history programs and experiences to attract people throughout the region. Key to the History Center’s success is a strategic innovator in the role of Manager of Corporate Relations. This important position plays an integral team role in the York County History Center’s efforts to raise over $800,000 annually through EITC and sponsorships. The Manager will have direct responsibility for results in establishing business sponsorships - financial contributions or gift-in-kind - to support events, programs, special projects, symposiums, and other programmatic opportunities. Essential Duties:  With the Advancement team, develop a comprehensive annual corporate sponsorship plan to support the History Center’s array of priority activities. o Work with appropriate division/department to develop a case for support and sponsorship packet(s).s o Write proposals and/grants.  In concert with VP of Advancement, establish business portfolios for board members to cultivate, solicit and steward.  Create, manage and benchmark a portfolio of corporate sponsors for direct annual solicitation. o Maintain calendar of proposals and reports and research new opportunities. o Utilize database moves management to record work accomplished and set future steps.  Ensure sponsorship benefit fulfilment and proper recognition occur.  Work with companies to offer EITC opportunities as a support mechanism for educational programs.  Attend those community events most likely to generate new potential prospects and partnerships.  Develop and implement stewardship plan for corporate relationships  Secure Business Partnerships in conjunction with Membership in order to enhance benefits. Outcomes:  Establish a list of current and prospective sponsors or EITC participants. o Carry 50 – 75 businesses in the portfolio. o Conduct 8 – 10 average visits a month to build relationships.  Increase corporate sponsorships to special events year over year by 5% Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree  Two years or more experience in sales, donor/corporate solicitation, membership or equivalent with proven results.  Excellent relationship and communication skills  Proficient in computer skills including database management  Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.  Flexible, professional & friendly approach and disposition  Ability to work evenings and weekends  Valid driver’s license with good driving record Send cover and resume to Heather Maneval; hmaneval@yorkhistorycenter.org, no later than February 28, 2020
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