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27MAR - Senior Corporate Giving Officer - Japan Society - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Japan Society, celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2017, is a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences seeking to understand and appreciate Japanese art and culture. Japan Society also seeks to cultivate a dynamic relationship between the people and business communities of the United States and Japan through its multidisciplinary programs. Japan Society sponsors more than 100 events annually through its art gallery, performing arts program, film festival, speakers’ series, business and policy presentations, and Japanese language school. Japan Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization located in a landmark building near the United Nations.

Job Description
The Senior Corporate Giving Officer works as part of the Development team to maintain and expand the corporate membership program while working closely with other Development Office staff members on Special Events and other projects as needed.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director to devise strategies for recruitment and retention of Corporate Members and Sponsors, and to achieve Corporate Membership revenue goals, as assigned.
  • Arrange and participate in regular cultivation visits with existing and potential donors.
  • Identify and research new prospects.
  • Prepare correspondence, proposals, benefits, marketing materials, and reports for Corporate Membership & Sponsorship.
  • Cultivate corporate members to engage in additional opportunities in corporate support at Japan Society, including opportunities to hold events and to sponsor cultural, educational, and corporate and policy programming.
  • Work with Development Officer and other Development staff to process and send out monthly renewal, upgrade, and solicitation materials to all corporate members with phone follow-up.
  • Field inquiries via corporate membership phone lines, email inboxes and mail and answer questions.
  • Steward donors and fulfill benefit requirements and requests.
  • Work closely with Special Events team to sell tables to Annual Dinner.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three to five years related development experience.
  • Must possess knowledge of corporate fundraising techniques and excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to network, build external relationships, and cultivate corporate sponsors.
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities required.
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture and Japanese language is desirable.

How to Apply
Email your letter of interest and resume to the Director of Human Resources, at jobs@japansociety.org.

Deadline – N/A