Corporate Partnerships Manager

Job Description

The Corporate Partnerships Manager is the core staff person responsible for securing and maintaining funding from corporations through sponsorship and events.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Corporate Partnerships Manager will design and execute all aspects of the organization’s corporate sponsorship fundraising efforts including sales, solicitations and implementation of sponsorships. The manager also generates prospect research, proposals and oversees budget administration.

Reports to: Director of Development
Department: Development

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 33-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate and solicit prospective and current corporate sponsors, including meeting scheduling and preparation, record-keeping and follow-up with;
  • Maintain and grow a pipeline of prospective sponsors; Qualify new leads through research, discussion with senior leadership and Corporate Committee, and other resources as necessary;
  • Design and implement sponsorship strategies that establish and maintain a reliable revenue source for the organization;
  • Ensure appropriate benefits fulfillment for all corporate partners;
  • Create and edit sponsorship proposals, presentations, and fulfillment reports;
  • Work with the Marketing Department to create up-to-date materials for the corporate sponsorship program, including organizational overviews, brochures, website, and other pieces;
  • Work with the Grants Manager in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate philanthropy.
  • Solicit in-kind requests on behalf of the organization; Oversee the tracking and acknowledgement of in-kind donations;
  • Participate in Development Department and other related meetings;
  • Create, manage, and support corporate prospect portfolios for the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development;
  • Establish a detailed, annual plan of revenues and expenditures for the corporate sponsorship program that links to overall fundraising goals, in consultation with the Director of Development;
  • Support the Board Corporate Development Committee; Schedule committee meetings and develop agendas; Follow-up with members on assignments;
  • Produce reports and make presentations internally on the status of the corporate program and pipeline.
  • Maintain consistent communication with other departments about sponsorship conversations, needs and deliverables;
  • Represent SFJAZZ in the concert halls and in the community.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

STATUS AND SCOPE:

  • Ability to conceive, plan, and execute Corporate Sponsorship program
  • Knowledge of the local and national corporate community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, while meeting all deadlines
  • Experience with working on computers and with computer programs Word, Excel, and databases; Tessitura experience highly desired
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to fundraising
  • Prior experience working in a performing arts organization highly desirable
  • Knowledge and interest in jazz and related music is a plus

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

B.A. required; 3-5 years experience in development with corporate giving experience or sales experience; arts fundraising experience is highly desirable.

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications, excellent benefits, and a dynamic, casual San Francisco office. Evening work is often required. The ability to speak business-level English and a California driver’s license are also required.

To be considered for this position, submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@sfjazz.org.

SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ ORGANIZATION (SFJAZZ) IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY OF STAFF.

Buy Pre-Paid Parking

Performing Arts Garage

SFJAZZ now offers Members the exclusive opportunity to pre-purchase parking for all evening performances in Miner Auditorium, Thursday – Sunday.  The cost of pre-paid parking is $20 per parking ticket and guarantees a space at the Performing Arts Garage (301 Grove St. @ Gough.) Parking must be purchased at least two weeks in advance.

To purchase parking for specific shows, contact the Box Office by phone (415-788-7353), by email (boxoffice@sfjazz.org) or in person (Franklin Street, between Fell and Linden.) The Box Office is open Tue - Sat 11AM-5:30PM and also 90 minutes prior to shows. 

Once you purchase parking, we will mail you a ticket for your reservation that you will need to present to the garage attendant when you first arrive at the Performing Arts Garage. No substitutes will be accepted. Tickets are only valid at time of entry and cannot be redeemed upon exit. 

SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

Receives Rave Reviews!!!

"...a glimpse of the future...This long-awaited enterprise is off to a bang-up start." — The New York Times
"…celebratory and often jaw-dropping collaborations." — San Francisco Chronicle
"In what is arguably the most important milestone in West Coast jazz since the advent of the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958..." — The Seattle Times
"…a feeling that this indeed may approximate what jazz looks like in 2013." — Los Angeles Times
"The building is breathtaking, a human-scale glass box that sweeps you in off the sidewalk. Jazz has an enviable new home in San Francisco." — JazzTimes
"They built it, and now it is time for people who take their jazz listening seriously to come." — SF Examiner
"This is an institution that understands where it comes from, and it will be a pleasure to see where it goes." — DownBeat

Read the Reviews:
As Open as the Genre It Celebrates by The New York Times
SFJAZZ Center Opens as Temple of Jazz in California by The New York Times
This Building Sounds The Right Note by Wall Street Journal
San Francisco turns up the sound on jazz by LA Times
SFJAZZ Center Makes a Splash on Opening Night by LA Times
SFJAZZ Concert Hall - Upbeat Opening by SFGate.com
West Coast gets swing at San Francisco jazz center by San Jose Mercury News
SFJAZZ Center a West Coast oasis for the genre by The Seattle Times
The first week of concerts at the new SFJAZZ Center by SF Examiner
SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert by SF Weekly
SFJAZZ Christens New Facility with All-Star Gala by DownBeat
SFJAZZ Center Is Open for Business by JazzTimes
Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet Murals for SFJAZZ Center Mural by Juxtapoz Magazine
A New Cultural Hub For San Francisco by Dwell Magazine

Dave Holland Residency, Feb 7-10

Far more than one of the jazz’s greatest bassists, Dave Holland has inhabited the music’s adventurous edge ever since Miles Davis hired him to anchor his band in 1968 as it rapidly morphed from an acoustic powerhouse to a pioneering fusion combo. After spending years exploring the outer reaches with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers, the British-born bassist started leading his own ensembles, which have served as a proving ground for a legion of celebrated improvisers. His SFJAZZ Center residency offers a chance to experience Holland in an array of settings, both alone and with a dauntingly talented cast of collaborators.

Attending an SFJAZZ Center event for the first time?

Make your first show at the SFJAZZ Center memorable and relaxing! Get answers to questions frequently asked by new concertgoers.

Can I bring the kids to an SFJAZZ show?

We recommend that you don’t bring children younger than ten to SFJAZZ shows, which tend to be too long for most young children. Kids of all ages can enjoy our Family Concerts. All children must have a ticket to be admitted to the show.

Where are the nearest ATMs?

Get cash fast by visiting a number of ATMs on Gough & Fell Streets (including Walgreens), but don't worry, credit cards are accepted at the SFJAZZ Center's Box Office, Gift shop, as well as all the lobby bars.

Is there handicap accessible seating in the auditorium?

Absolutely. The SFJAZZ Center is fully accessible to all patrons. To locate handicap accessible seats online, select the seats that feature a wheelchair symbol. To purchase handicap accessible seating over the phone, call our Box Office at (415) 788-7353.

Are cameras allowed in the theatre?

No cameras or photography are allowed in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium.

Can I bring food and/or drinks into the auditorium?

You can bring drinks purchased at one of our lobby bars into the auditorium. Food is not allowed in the auditorium.

Are there food and drinks available at the SFJAZZ Center?

SFJAZZ Center has a number of lobby bars that serve both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.

What should I wear?

Have fun, dress up, put on your favorite hat or come casual! We kindly just ask that all patrons respect everyone attending the concert and avoid wearing anything offensive. Shirt and shoes are also required.

Does the SFJAZZ Center have a Lost & Found?

Articles lost or found will be held at the first floor Box Office until the end of the performance. If lost or found items are not claimed at the end of a performance please contact a customer service represenative at (415) 788-7353, where you'll receive further instructions on how to reclaim your lost item.

What if I am late for a performance?

If you arrive at the SFJAZZ Center after the performance has begun you must wait in the lobby until there is a break. Once there is a break in the music, an usher will help you to your seat. While it is best to arrive early, you can sip on a glass of wine, take in the amazing murals in our lobby, or purchase some SFJAZZ merchandise while you wait. All bars will remain open during the performance.

Silence those cell phones!

No one wants to hear a personalized ring tone during a performance, so make sure and keep cell phone ring tones on silent. We also ask that patrons answer any phone calls either in the lobby or outside the SFJAZZ Center.

Show appreciation appropriately!

SFJAZZ encourages our patrons to express enthusiastic displays of appreciation during a performance. Jazz is all about improvisation, so feel free to show your enthusiasm after a smoking solo, clap along to a groove, or get up and dance near your seat.

What about a souvenir?

From bottle openers to hoodies, we have a large variety of merchandise available at our gift shop, located in the first floor lobby.

Got a great idea?

Contact patron services to send comments and suggestions our way at (415) 788-7353 or email us at boxoffice@sfjazz.org.

Can I be added to the mailing list for the SFJAZZ Center?

Yes, sign-up for our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here and registering a new account with us. After you set-up an account with us, you should start to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

What are the rules of conduct?

The rules of conduct can be viewed here.

Plan Your Visit to the SFJAZZ Center

To enhance your experience at the SFJAZZ Center, here are some helpful resources on how to make the most of your visit. 

Find directions to the SFJAZZ Center, parking and public transit options, and taxi phone numbers.

The Hayes Valley neighborhood provides a wealth of options for pre-show dining and cocktails including Charles Phan's 'South' bar, located at the SFJAZZ Center.

Staying overnight? SFJAZZ encourages you to keep these suggested hotels in mind for any future San Francisco accommodations needs.

Make your first show at the SFJAZZ Center memorable and relaxing! Get answers to questions frequently asked by new concertgoers.

The SFJAZZ Center’s second floor features three commissioned tiled murals, created by the team of Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet. Two of the murals titled Jazz and the City” and "Jazz in the Nation", in the upstairs lobby, combine to form one overall composition - a fictionalized cityscape made up of influential and important jazz venues from across the United States and San Francisco. The third mural, "Jazz and the Afterlife,” is a parody of religious "Judgment Day".

Directions, parking and more important information for all non-SFJAZZ Center venues including Grace Cathedral, Davies Symphony Hall, Paramount Theatre and others.

SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

Receives Rave Reviews!!!

"...a glimpse of the future...This long-awaited enterprise is off to a bang-up start." — The New York Times
"…celebratory and often jaw-dropping collaborations." — San Francisco Chronicle
"In what is arguably the most important milestone in West Coast jazz since the advent of the Monterey Jazz Festival in1958..." — The Seattle Times
"…a feeling that this indeed may approximate what jazz looks like in 2013." — Los Angeles Times
"The building is breathtaking, a human-scale glass box that sweeps you in off the sidewalk. Jazz has an enviable new home in San Francisco." — JazzTimes
"They built it, and now it is time for people who take their jazz listening seriously to come." — SF Examiner
"This is an institution that understands where it comes from, and it will be a pleasure to see where it goes." — DownBeat

Read the Reviews:
As Open as the Genre It Celebrates by The New York Times
SFJAZZ Center Opens as Temple of Jazz in California by The New York Times
This Building Sounds The Right Note by Wall Street Journal
San Francisco turns up the sound on jazz by LA Times
SFJAZZ Center Makes a Splash on Opening Night by LA Times
SFJAZZ Concert Hall - Upbeat Opening by SFGate.com
West Coast gets swing at San Francisco jazz center by San Jose Mercury News
SFJAZZ Center a West Coast oasis for the genre by The Seattle Times
The first week of concerts at the new SFJAZZ Center by SF Examiner
SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert by SF Weekly
SFJAZZ Christens New Facility with All-Star Gala by DownBeat
SFJAZZ Center Is Open for Business by JazzTimes
Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet Murals for SFJAZZ Center Mural by Juxtapoz Magazine
A New Cultural Hub For San Francisco by Dwell Magazine

Dave Holland Residency, Feb 7-10

Far more than one of the jazz’s greatest bassists, Dave Holland has inhabited the music’s adventurous edge ever since Miles Davis hired him to anchor his band in 1968 as it rapidly morphed from an acoustic powerhouse to a pioneering fusion combo. After spending years exploring the outer reaches with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers, the British-born bassist started leading his own ensembles, which have served as a proving ground for a legion of celebrated improvisers. His SFJAZZ Center residency offers a chance to experience Holland in an array of settings, both alone and with a dauntingly talented cast of collaborators.

SFJAZZ Center Photos

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Hotels

Preferred Hotel Partners

SFJAZZ is grateful for the support it receives from its hotel sponsors and encourages you to keep the following hotels in mind for any future San Francisco accommodations needs.

South located at SFJAZZ Center

South serves cocktails, beer, and wine on show nights from 5:30pm-10pm. Light bar snacks are also available.

Local Restaurants

There are many wonderful dining options near the SFJAZZ Center in both the Hayes Valley and the Civic Center neighborhoods. Many of these restaurants get crowded on concert nights, so it’s wise to make reservations.

 

Plaj Scandinavian Bar & Restaurant
415-294-8925
Price Range: $$
333 Fulton Street
Scandinavian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Alta CA
415-590-2585
Price Range: $$$
1420 Market Street
American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Cala
415-660-7701
Price Range: $$$
149 Fell Street
Mexican Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Dirty Water
888-393-0530
Price Range: $$$
1355 Market Street
New American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Chez Maman
415-355-9067
Price Range: $$
401 Gough Street
French Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Rich Table
415-355-9085
Price Range: $$$
199 Gough Street
American Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Monsieur Benjamin
415-403-2233
Price Range: $$$
451 Gough Street
French Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

The One Sushi & Lounge
415-551-1668
Price Range: $$
429 Gough Street
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Straw
415-431-3663
Price Range: $$
203 Octavia Boulevard
American Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Il Borgo
415-255-9108
Price Range: $$
500 Fell Street
Italian Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
415-551-1590
Price Range: $$$
398 Hayes St (at Gough)
French Bistro - Reservations strongly recommended

The Grove - Hayes
415-624-3953
Price Range: $$
301 Hayes St
American Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant
415-621-1994
Price Range: $$$
1298 Market St (at Larkin)
Vegetarian Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Market Street Grill
415-487-4414
Price Range:  $$$
1231 Market St (between 8th & 9th).
European/Asian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Brenda’s French Soul Food
415-345-8100
Price Range: $$
652 Polk St (between Eddy & Turk)
Soul Food - Reservations not accepted

Max’s Opera Café
415-771-7300
Price Range:  $$
601 Van Ness Avenue (at Golden Gate Avenue)
American Cuisine – Reservations not accepted

Crawfish Fusion
415-771-1388
Price Range: $$
611 Larkin St (between Eddy & Willow)
Cajun Food - Reservations accepted

o3 Bistro & Lounge
415-934-9800
Price Range: $$
524 Van Ness Ave (between Golden Gate & McAllister)
Asian Inspired California Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Caffe Della Stelle
415-252-1110
Price Range: $$
395 Hayes St (at Gough)
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Otoro Sushi
415-553-3986
Price Range: $$
205 Oak St (between Gough & Octavia)
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Minas Brazilian Restaurant and Cachacaria
415-626-8727
Price Range: $$
41 Franklin St (between Page and Oak)
Authentic Brazilian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Pagolac
415-776-3234
Price Range: $$
655 Larkin St (between Ellis & Willow)
Vietnamese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Mazza Luna
415-829-2730
Price Range: $$
810 Van Ness Avenue
Lebanese Cuisine - Reservations Recommended

Sauce
415-252-1369
Price Range: $$$
131 Gough St (between Oak & Page)
American Bar and Bistro - Reservations recommended

Domo
415-861-8887
Price Range: $$
511 Laguna St (between Fell & Linden)
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Soluna Cafe and Lounge
415-621-2200
Price Range: $$
272 McAllister St (at Larkin)
California Cuisine - Reservations accepted

Espetus Churrascaria
415-552-8792
Price Range: $$$
1686 Market St (between Gough & Valencia)
Brazilian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Sushi Hana
415-775-5800
Price Range: $$
800 Van Ness Avenue (at Eddy)
Sushi - Reservations accepted

Fino Restaurant
415-928-2080
Price Range: $$
624 Post St (between Taylor & Trader Vic Alley).
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Suppenküche
415-252-9289
Price Range: $$
525 Laguna St (at Hayes)
German Cuisine - Reservations accepted for parties over six

Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant
415-673-3136
Price Range: $$
572 O'Farrell St (between Jones & Leavenworth)
Vietnamese Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Stelline
415-626-4292
Price Range: $$
330 Gough St (between Linden & Hayes)
Italian Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Hayes Street Grill
415-863-5545
Price Range: $$$
320 Hayes St (between Gough and Franklin)
Seafood - Reservations strongly recommended

Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant
415-431-2526
Price Range: $$
400 Waller St (between Fillmore & Steiner)
Thai Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Indigo Restaurant
415-673-9353
Price Range: $$$
687 McAllister St (between Gough & Franklin)
American Cuisine - Reservations recommended

Zuni Café
415-552-2522
Price Range: $$$
1658 Market St (at Gough)
California Cuisine - Reservations strongly recommended

Jardiniere
415-861-5555
Price Range: $$$$
300 Grove St (at Franklin)
French/California Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

1300 on Fillmore
415-771-7102
Price Range: $$
1300 Fillmore St
French/Southern Cuisine
Reservations accepted

NOPA
415-864-8643
Price Range: $$
560 Divisadero St
Urban Rustic/Wood-Fired Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

State Bird Provisions
415-795-1272
Price Range: $$
1529 Fillmore St
Tapas/Small Plates
Reservations accepted

Dosa on Fillmore
415-441-3672
Price Range: $$$
1700 Fillmore St
Indian Cuisine
Reservations strongly recommended

Pause Wine Bar
415-241-9463
Price Range: $$
1666 Market St
Wine Bar/Small Plates
Reservations not accepted

Boxing Room
415-430-6590
Price Range: $$
399 Grove St
Cajun/Creole - Reservations recommended

Hôtel Biron
415-703-0403
Price Range: $$$
45 Rose St
Wine Bar/Small Plates
Reservations not accepted

Nojo
415-896-4587
Price Range: $$
231 Franklin St
Japanese Cuisine - Reservations limited

Dobbs Ferry Bar & Restaurant
415-551-7700
Price Range: $$
405-409 Gough St
American Cuisine - Reservations accepted

Lers Ros Thai
415-874-9661
Price Range: $$
307 Hayes Street
Thai Cuisine – Reservations recommended

Mela Tandoori Kitchen
415-447-4041
Price Range: $$
536 Golden Gate Ave
Indian & Pakistani Cuisine - Reservations accepted

 

Arlequin Cafe
415-626-1211
Price Range: $$
384 Hayes Street
Coffee, tea, desserts, and sandwiches - Reservations not accepted

Papito Hayes
415-554-0541
Price Range: $$
425 Hayes Street, Ste A
Mexican Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

Souvla
415-400-5458
Price Range: $$
Greek Cuisine - Reservations not accepted

1601 Bar & Kitchen
415-552-1601
Price Range: $$$
1601 Howard Street
French/Sri Lankan - Reservations recommended