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The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

OPEN POSITIONS

Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships
Director of Development - LA

 

Title: Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Senior Vice President, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

The Paley Center seeks an experienced, energetic, and strategic development professional to secure key corporate sponsorships and to build our corporate membership program.  Qualified candidates must have solid relationships with senior-level decision makers and possess a proven track record of success in identifying and cultivating corporate donors and securing sponsorships, including for programs and events and through corporate membership. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and identify companies to solicit for sponsorship of Paley Center events and programs, including PaleyFest, the nation’s premiere television festival, which takes place each year in New York and Los Angeles, two bicoastal tributes celebrating achievements in television, and for celebrity panel discussions and events.
  • Communicate the Paley Center's mission and programs with enthusiasm and make compelling cases for support to attract corporate funders and secure sponsorships.
  • Develop and create attractive sponsorship and marketing presentations for program support and for corporate membership, which include fees and activation costs.
  • Secure and conduct face-to-face meetings and presentations with key decision makers by leveraging professional relationships and by identifying and cultivating new prospects.
  • Close sponsorships and work with legal counsel to create contracts.
  • Work with the Vice President of Development & Client Services to ensure the ongoing stewardship of corporate partners and to deliver on all promised benefits.
  • Analyze industries and identify sponsorship trends.
  • Increase corporate membership, including from the media and other industries, and ensure that existing members see the value in membership and renew.
  • Identify, create, and implement additional cultivation opportunities and events to increase involvement and accomplish successful solicitation objectives.
  • Collaborate with Development, Creative Services, and Marketing staff to create new and innovative communications collateral to successfully engage corporate prospects.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of senior-level sponsorship and development experience.
  • Key relationships with senior executives, including chief marketing officers with national/regional brands and corporate social responsibility/philanthropy officers.
  • An understanding of event marketing and sponsorship sales and the activation process.
  • Strategic thinker, action and goal-oriented, able to develop creative proposals that meet and exceed potential corporate partners’ needs and to “close the deal.”
  • Proactive, with a strong work ethic, a self-starter.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop strong peer level relationships and to utilize the President & CEO’s introductions effectively.
  • Well organized with strong communication and writing skills.
  • Proven track record of success in pitching and closing sponsorships, including six and seven figure gifts.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Director of Development - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position Reports to: Senior Vice President, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Scope:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, who is based at the Paley Center in New York, the Director of Development (DOD) - LA will oversee fundraising for the Center’s Los Angeles branch, including membership; corporate membership; Patrons Circle; foundation, government, and corporate grants; and gala events.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a generalist familiar with all aspects of fundraising and with individual and institutional funders in Los Angeles.  We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well independently.  The DOD will regularly update and will work closely with the Senior Vice President, Development and with the Paley Center’s New York-based development office, to create and implement fundraising strategies to increase individual, corporate, foundation, and government support and to raise $6 million annually in contributed revenue.

The DOD will also oversee the cultivation of all Los Angeles based members and donors, including members of the Presidents Circle and Patrons Circle, our highest level donor groups, and ensure that the Los Angeles Board of Governors is kept abreast of donor and other important events.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of individual and institutional prospects and will ensure that existing donors are properly stewarded.  The DOD will partner with leaders across the Paley Center to increase awareness of and to drive visitor traffic to exhibits, events, and public programs.

In addition, the DOD will ensure that the Senior Vice President, Development is kept thoroughly abreast of grant deadlines, cultivation and stewardship events, and all meetings scheduled with current and prospective donors in Los Angeles.  The DOD will help to prepare the annual development strategic plan and budget and will support other institutional initiatives, as requested.  .  

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in designing , implementing and executing a comprehensive development plan and in identifying and securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, including membership, corporate memberships, patron contributions, and grant.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the Los Angeles philanthropic community, including, high net worth individuals, program officers and foundation executives, corporate social responsibility managers, and sources of municipal and state support.
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the LA community in order to meet development, promotional, and marketing objectives.  This includes local governmental agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, other museums and non-profit organizations, concierge and hospitality associations, business associations, and relevant trade associations.
  • A strong network of contacts and the ability to extend this network through outreach, including face-to-face meetings and site visits.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting grant proposals, letters of inquiry, membership solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, and reports
  • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 7 - 10 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in the arts and culture sector.
  • An in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology, including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of members and individual donors, including major gifts.
  • Ability to take direction, yet energetic and proactive, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and expanding and diversifying donor bases.
  • A highly organized, strategic thinker who is able to work well independently and with limited administrative assistance.
  • An executive presence marked by discretion, good judgment, good humor, and a polished, personable demeanor.
  • Engaging personality with an ability to work well as a member of a team and with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills and the ability to maintain donor records accurately and efficiently and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire team members to their peak performance.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database management system is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We maintain a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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