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Corporate Relations Officer OMSI

Corporate Relations Officer - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Full Time - $54,400 - $60,000

Position Description: The Corporate Relations Officer is focused on building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships that generate support from corporations to help the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) achieve its mission and strategic goals. This position will work closely with members of the Development team and leadership on the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects, as well as play an important role in developing a strong donor-centric culture across the museum. The Corporate Relations Officer will be an entrepreneurial self-starter able to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team with excellent time-management skills and confidence in new business development.

This position requires a Cover Letter

Review and interview of qualified applicants will begin immediately

 The Corporate Relations Officer will also participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.

  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission and objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI: 

  • Manage a portfolio of corporations, across the organization, with annual contributions from $5,000 to $100,000+

  • Research and qualify corporate donor prospects and develop and implement tailored solicitation strategies for corporate donors and prospects that fulfill targets for multiple sponsorship opportunities.

  • Develop an annual strategy for engaging local corporate prospects to meet OMSI's financial goals; engagement opportunities include memberships, sponsorships, and capital investors.

  • Conduct one-to-one cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings with corporate donors and prospects. Write proposals and solicitation materials.

  • Use "moves management" to cultivate corporations to sustain and increase their giving to OMSI.

  • Coordinate corporate donor stewardship and recognition activities and delivery of benefits with the Director of Institutional Giving and other staff.

  • Continually generate new leads through multiple channels including research, networking, and sales calls.

  • Track progress against annual and multi-year goals and milestones.

  • Participate in planning and securing gifts for OMSI's signature fundraising event, the annual Gala.

  • Maintain prospect lists and prospect tracking reports, utilizing Raiser's Edge software.

  • Participate in staff meetings, meetings with other departments across OMSI, and other administrative work of the department as necessary.

  • Participate in implementing consistent corporate donor messaging through various communication channels.

  • This position is exempt, paid salaried 

  • This position is regular full-time, working 40 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Demands: 75% Sitting 25% Standing 0% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 0 Pounds

  • Willingness to adjust work schedule as needed to meet the demands of the position.

  • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

Secondary Functions:

  • Attend events and provide, on and off-site, assistance at events as necessary.

  • Assume other responsibilities and tasks assigned by the VP of Development and Director of Institutional Giving.



  • Proven success in developing strategy and securing significant gifts and developing corporate relationships.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize to meet goals, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines

  • Evidence of successful performance in a highly collaborative team-oriented organization

  • Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication to effectively build relationships with people of diverse talents and backgrounds.

  • Professionalism and commitment to confidentiality and diplomacy.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

  • Knowledge of fundraising database systems.

  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol. 


  • Previous experience with business development is a plus.  

  • An understanding of Portland's corporate culture and major companies is preferred.

  • Nonprofit experience.

  • Museum experience.

  • Experience in MS Office, Raiser's Edge, Financial Edge, or other database program.

 Education & Work Experience: 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • 2 years of business development or development experience, preferably in corporate fundraising.

  • Minimum 2 years of multiple project management.


  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.

  • Experience working with volunteers.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:  



  • Valid driver's license.

  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.