Director, Corporate Relations (Full Time)

Reference: JOB1003
Employer: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s Development Office seeks a full-time Director, Corporate Relations with responsibility for raising funds from corporations and corporate foundations. This position requires a driven self-starter who is motivated to increase contributed funds from corporations, enthusiastic about representing four distinct museum entities as well as the annual fund, effectively communicates impact-driven messaging about museum programs and exhibitions, and also possesses strategic thinking capabilities in regard to developing long-term corporate relationships. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Three to five years of relevant fundraising experience required. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge and the Pittsburgh funding community a plus.


Develop and implement, in coordination with Advancement & Community Engagement department and museum leadership staff, fundraising strategies and tactics to generate restricted and unrestricted funds from philanthropic sources as assigned. Within a portfolio system, enhance existing relationships with donors, and develop new relationships between potential donors and volunteers and key museum leadership staff. Effectively position Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for contributed support that will support CMP annual and/or strategic priorities. Supports overall department goals of being donor-centered, cooperative and transparent.



  • Demonstrated success in securing grants & contributed support.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and volunteers, and develop relationships with donors and prospects • Excellent communication skills; diplomacy and persuasive abilities in dealing with donors and colleagues alike.
  • Excellent writing skills, budget forecasting, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Results-oriented team player with optimistic attitude who takes initiative as an independent worker.
  • Ability to develop and edit proposals, reports, correspondence, and/or solicitations, and develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately under deadlines and the pressure of a fast-paced work environment, handle multiple assignments at once, while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organization abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with Raiser’s Edge software a plus • Flexible schedule – early morning, late evening, and weekend hours on occasion.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Five years development experience that demonstrates increasing responsibility, supervisory experience as well as demonstrated success in securing funding
  • Masters degree desirable
  • Museum background desirable
  • Familiarity with the local, regional and national funding community a plus


  • No special requirements

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

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  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

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Posted February 15, 2018