The City of Bettendorf

Business & Community Relations Manager

Job ID
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
USD $61,219.00/Yr.
USD $98,048.00/Yr.




Working under the supervision of the Museum Director, the Business & Community Relations Manager will oversee fundraising, marketing and development activities, guest services, and the volunteer/special events programs. Working alongside the Director, will help manage fund raising efforts generating $120,000 to $150,000 annually to support programming and services. Duties may include, but are not limited to, research and submission of grants for operational and program support, developing regional marketing strategies with the Public Relations Coordinator, designing and presenting special events geared towards audience development and revenue generation, and generating new marketing collaborations with non-traditional museum alliances.



1. Serves as the principal grant writer for support of programming and exhibits.
2. Develops and implements comprehensive program for securing corporate sponsorships for
targeted activities, events, traveling exhibits, and other projects.
3. Serves as the staff liaison with the museum’s marketing and guest services, and volunteer/special events coordinators to manage a variety of audience development activities, including the Birdies for Charity fund raising program, and membership development opportunities, and fundraising events.
4. This position will support and assist the Family Museum Director with the planning and development of all Board of Trustee and Foundation Board materials, as well as the planning and development of all Family Museum municipal budgeting and City Council presentations.
5. Assist and oversee the development and implementation of collaborations with other museums, cultural entities and performance venues on ticketing, pricing and joint programming.
6. Work with the Museum Director on re-accreditation of AAM, ACM, and other industry association license updates and renewals.
7. Manage and evaluate the Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, and Guest Services Coordinator, as well as other Museum staff as assigned by the Director.


1. Support the planning of and Assist at Special Events and Fundraising Events.
2. Attend City Council and Agenda Setting Meetings in absence of Director.
3. Related duties as assigned.


Education: Requires a strong professional level of knowledge in the specialized marketing and development field which is equivalent to what would normally be acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business, administration, or marketing. Thorough working knowledge of Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, QuickBooks and Project software packages required.


Experience: Minimum three to five years of experience in Administration experience, including managing staff and personnel. Position also requires progressive success in fund raising including personal and corporate solicitation, marketing, audience development, and involvement of volunteers in a community-based organization. Experience in writing grant applications, RFP’s, soliciting donors and sponsorships is also required. Experience in working directly with and presenting to government officials and boards and Strategic Planning is preferred.

Interpersonal Skills: Requires well-developed interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. Successful interaction between museum staff, board, volunteers and the community at large is crucial. A service-oriented philosophy and firm belief in product is essential.


Analytical Ability: Requires acute attention to detail and ability to successfully manage numerous varied tasks simultaneously. Problems encountered are non-routine and non-recurring. Must possess initiative to identify opportunities and use independent thinking skills to propose creative outcomes and solutions.


Working Conditions: General office environment. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary to accommodate the activities associated with the duties of the position.


Physical Requirements: Occasional moderate physical efforts such as lifting materials and equipment up to 20 pounds, stooping and so forth.




Reports to: Museum Director
Supervises: Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator, Guest Services Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator and other staff as assigned by the Museum Director.


This is a full-time, non-union, non-civil service position. Job applications will be accepted until November 30th 2017 at 5:00 PM. The City of Bettendorf is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The City of Bettendorf complies with American with Disabilities Act.


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