Associate Director, Events and Corporate Partnerships

Apr 07, 2021

Department: Development
Supervisor: Director of Development
Schedule: Full-time
FLSA: Exempt

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, education, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since our founding in 1974, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. Our new integrated center on the Lower East Side reunites our school and museum in one space to become the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing.


The Associate Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships is primarily responsible for setting and achieving annual goals for support through ICP’s fundraising events and corporate sponsorship opportunities. Reporting to the Director of Development, and working closely with the Executive Director, ICP Board of Trustees, Development team, and staff throughout the organization, the Associate Director will be a creative and collaborative senior member of the department, helping to set and reach goals for growth during a period of rapid change and exciting opportunity for the institution.

Essential Functions

  • Fundraising Events
    • Oversee planning, development, and execution of ICP’s two major fundraising events, the ICP Infinity Awards and ICP’s Spotlights luncheon
    • Manage event benefit committees and other leadership on event planning, list development, and sales;
    • Enlist and manage relationships with outside vendors, such as consultants, caterers, designers, printers, and technicians;
    • With the Development Director, creatively re-envision the event fundraising model post-pandemic, set financial targets, develop event budgets, and monitor all expenditures to meet goals.
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Identify, secure, and steward corporate sponsors for ICP events, as well as for exhibitions, scholarships, and education and community programs;
    • Oversee ICP’s existing corporate membership program, set goals for growth, and strategize leveraging space rentals as a benefit of corporate membership;
    • Promote and supervise recognition and active stewardship of corporate funders and supporters; schedule corporate funder and prospect meetings and presentations for the Executive Director, Director of Development, and other key staff/Board members; prepare meeting materials such as proposals, budgets, and reports; attend meetings and arrange follow up;
    • Utilize and provide information for tracking within Raiser’s Edge to ensure detailed management and adherence to deadlines, correct contact information, relationships, research, and contacts.
  • Donor Cultivation
    • Serve as the department lead for the planning and execution of monthly virtual and in-person cultivation events, both for individual and institutional funders
    • Share responsibility with Development team members by serving as the staff event lead for various donor opportunities; manage RSVPs; welcome guests and provide opening remarks; and host Zoom meetings and webinars
    • Assist the Individual Giving team with donor cultivation strategy.
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Working closely with the Director of Development to coordinate Exhibitions Committee, Acquisitions Committee, and International Advisory Council meetings; tasks include: scheduling, agenda development, correspondence with committee members and ICP staff, and overseeing meeting flow;
    • Utilize and provide information for tracking within Raiser’s Edge to ensure detailed record-keeping of contact information, relationships, and research;
    • Serve as an active participant in the creation and execution of the Development Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals;
    • Build supportive, collaborative relationships with ICP staff to align ICP educational, curatorial, and programming initiatives with special events and corporate engagement;
    • Work collaboratively with Marketing and Communications staff to create collateral and communications that support fundraising efforts;
    • Keep abreast of latest trends and developments in corporate support and fundraising events in the art world, including seeking professional development opportunities (webinars, classes, conferences, etc.); actively building network of individual and institutional contacts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. degree required; higher degree preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of fundraising, events, corporate engagement or similar relevant experience; knowledge of non-profits and the visual arts world preferred;
  • Experience managing staff, developing and managing budgets, and using Raiser’s Edge or other CRM system;
  • Superlative written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a team player;
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and sound judgment; excellent attention to detail;
  • High level of effectiveness in following up, meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks involving colleagues and others;
  • Computer fluency and commitment to excellence in creating presentation materials;
  • Ability to interpret and develop effective budgets and other financial documents.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

ICP provides its staff with a generous benefits package featuring medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax transit and flexible spending programs, and 403(b) pension plan.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter on Indeed. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The International Center of Photography is an Equal Opportunity Employer.