Workplace Partnerships Manager

The Workplace Partnerships Manager reports to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and directs seasonal campaign staff. This position is responsible for a significant piece of the Arts Council business, raising funds for Arts Organizations in the Capital region.

The Workplace Partnerships Manager is responsible for the design and execution of the Arts Council’s workplace giving program, which aims to engage employees of the corporate community with the arts in order to generate philanthropic support for the region’s arts, heritage and cultural institutions. The Workplace Partnerships Manager works alongside seasonal staff and in-house company volunteers to create a custom-tailored giving campaign to each business environment, providing a host of interactive events and activities to solicit new and renewed contributions. This position works closely with the development team to identify strategies and implement programs to build stronger relationships with local companies and their employeesboth top-down from the leadership level and bottom-up, creating grassroots enthusiasm and interest in supporting the arts.

This position relies heavily on the coordination and collaboration of the entire Arts Council team. The importance of communication as it relates to how campaigns are progressing cannot be stressed enough and the ability to strategize and demonstrate quick problem-solving skills to prevent losses in workplace campaigns will be absolutely critical in this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Revenue Generation

• Work with finance manager to develop workplace campaign budget. Keep a constant pulse on all campaigns as they relate to budget, keeping the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and other Development team members apprised to insure the success of the campaign.

• Manage the seasonal campaign staff so that you are able to focus on workplace campaign success and revenue generation.

• Engage and motivate campaign coordinators and company volunteers to plan and coordinate effective workplace campaigns. Using best practices, tailor workplace campaigns to fit the culture and ability of the specific corporation by understanding the specific climate within the corporation.

• Cultivate and build leadership giving within workplace campaigns through targeted, personalized solicitations and effective recognition

• Develop accurate, dependable budget forecasts for the Arts Council as well as company campaign volunteers

• Identify and prospect new workplace sites

• Pursue new sources of workplace revenuei.e. special events, auctions, fee for service, etc.

• Ensure GHAC Board Participation in workplace campaigns as well as the Boards of all operating support organizations.

• Work directly with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to coordinate corporate giving and sponsorship

2. Personnel Management and Collaboration

• Hire, train and mentor workplace support staff as opportunities arise

• Work closely with GHAC board and campaign cabinet members to execute campaigns in their companies.

• Work closely with CEO, Director of Communication and Donor Relations as well as the Dir. of Corporate and Foundation Relations to support Campaign Chair, Campaign Cabinet and Development Committee of the board.

• When necessary and as needed coordinate effort with the United Way, to insure and create a collaborative spirit between organizations and to achieve overall campaign success. This will also be collaboration with Director of Communication and Donor Relations.

3. Budget and Inventory Management

• Develop and manage workplace campaign budget

• Manage costs and inventory of workplace premiums and literature


• High energy, creative, goal-oriented professional

• Proven track record in business and team management

• Outstanding salesmanship, verbal & written communication and fundraising skills

• High level of professionalism that can represent the organization effectively to volunteers at all levels

• Demonstrated skill at networking and relationship building

• Belief and demonstrated ability in importance of customer service

• Proficiency in working with employee volunteers at all levels including the ability to engage corporate leadership

• Facility for connecting with diverse audiences and organizational cultures

• High level of knowledge of and interaction with the region’s arts community combined with a demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for the arts

• Financial acumen and strong computer skills

• Ability to understand and analyze data and trends in order to develop accurate and dependable projections.

• A degree from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in business, arts administration, or general management is preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt position, with some overtime required. Our goal is that all Arts Council associates see themselves as part of a flexible team whose success depends on the commitment of each member. Assistance with community and fundraising events (including those held on nights and weekends) is expected of all team members. Professional attire is expected at all times.

How to apply

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Leslie Auer-Anderson, Director of Operations Greater Hartford Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls.

Hartford, Connecticut
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Leslie Auer-Anderson

100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT, 06103, US