The Chief Development Officer
provides oversight of the Museum’s Development functions and is responsible for
securing funds for the contributed income portion of the Museum’s annual
operating budget derived from multiple sources including individuals,
corporations, and foundations through means such as membership, sponsorships,
gifts and grants, special events, and annual appeals, among others. The Chief Development Officer is also responsible for securing funding for capital
projects, endowment, and special initiatives of the Museum. The relaunch of
Capital Campaign is planned for 2019.
Primary Functions and Major Responsibilities:
Working collaboratively with
the Director of Development and the Engagement Coordinator, the Chief Development Officer is responsible for the overall planning, developing,
budgeting, implementing, and managing of fundraising activities to attract
annual operating support as well as capital, endowment, and special project
support according to approved budgets from individuals, corporations,
foundations, and government; researching and preparing major grant proposals; planning,
organizing, and managing the capital campaign.
the development, coordination, and implementation of fundraising plans and
programs to raise funds for the annual support of the Museum’s general
operations including, but not limited to, membership, annual appeal, gifts and
grants, sponsorships, and special events.
coordinate, and implement fundraising plans and programs to raise funds for
endowment and capital projects, including recruiting and supporting the work of
the Campaign Cabinet, identifying and researching prospects, assisting in
cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects, maintaining records and
correspondence for the Campaign.
with the Development staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual,
corporate, and foundation prospects for support.
oversight to staff on the development of communication plans and methods
(correspondence, printed materials, digital and social networks, etc.) to
promote support for the Museum and coordinate the same, as appropriate, with
the Engagement Team.
and develop opportunities for support from government and foundation sources.
as ambassador for the Museum, raising awareness of the Museum’s impact on the
community and development needs.
the development and management of annual fundraising events, exhibition
openings, and facilities rental program.
- Work with
Executive Director, Chief of Staff, Engagement
Team, the Board, and volunteers to achieve Museum’s goals.
with the Director
of Development and Engagement Coordinator to manage and maintain effectiveness
of the Museum’s donor database, ensure accurate and comprehensive donor records
and prepare reports for the Board of Trustees and senior staff.
as a member of the senior staff/strategic team.
as staff to the Development Committee.
- Other duties as
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least 7 years’
experience in management and/or development for nonprofit organizations,
preferably in the fields of arts and culture, education, and/or natural science
- Excellent writing
and communications skills
- Experience in
donor development, grant and proposal writing
- Mastery of donor
database software, knowledge of Microsoft Office software required