Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement
Job Details
MOCA - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year


The Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement develops a robust funding pipeline for new and increased corporate involvement and plays a key role as part of a fast-paced Advancement team. Managing a portfolio of active and prospective funders, the Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement develops decks and proposals for corporate funders, and oversees all aspects of corporate membership and sponsorships, among other partnerships and projects. Reporting to the Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, the Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement works across all areas of the Advancement department to produce corporate-focused programs and activities, and is responsible for the planning and execution of all corporate and special events.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent relational skills.


Essential Functions:

  • Working with the Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, create and implement strategies to achieve MOCAs fundraising goals for corporate revenue channels including corporate membership, sponsorship, grants, events and other opportunities.
  • Oversee a portfolio of active and prospective funders. Cultivate and manage relationships with existing members and sponsors; research and initiate relationships with prospective funders.
  • Research, develop, and submit compelling sponsorship proposals and decks to secure general operating funds and restricted programmatic funds for exhibitions, education programs, and special projects. Working jointly with interdepartmental colleagues to identify and package museum programs and initiatives for funding.
  • Manage Corporate Community Partners membership program including renewals, upgrades, and invoicing, as well as benefit fulfillment including distribution of event invitations, admission passes, and other benefits. Design outreach plan to grow corporate membership.
  • Work with the Planning & Project Coordinator to identify and cultivate prospects via MOCAs rental program.
  • Plan and produce all corporate events, including cultivation events, membership programs, and other opportunities for deepening engagement with MOCA. Create and manage invitation distribution, RSVP lists, event timelines, budgets, and other logistics. Ensure that all sponsored events meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.
  • Provide strategic planning and support for special events, namely the annual Gala, including event production, table and ticket purchases, and other logistical help.
  • Maintain a central calendar and Altru donor database, track pending requests, maintain donor profiles and gift information in Altru, and monitor donor acknowledgement in credit lines.
  • Essential administrative functions and other duties and events as assigned.


  • Minimum five years experience fundraising for a major non-profit organization or comparable career experience, preferably in arts and culture with an emphasis on corporate fundraising, event planning and production, donor relations, and/or proposal development.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work efficiently under deadline and in a collaborative manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft, Adobe, and Google suites. Graphic design skills a plus.
  • Experience utilizing fundraising software and online databases.
  • Must be able to represent the museum in a skilled manner at meetings and tours with funders and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of Southern California fundraising landscape preferred.
  • Bachelors degree (or substantial coursework) in art history, art education, studio art, or closely related field preferred.


Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment is required. Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Arts commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.