is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living
history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay,
Plimoth Plantation, located in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, brings the
story of the United States’ early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands
of visitors each year. As we wrap up our current $20.2 million comprehensive campaign
– the centerpiece of which is the restoration and preservation of the Mayflower
– we are seeking a dynamic Director of
Development (DOD) to take the Museum’s development program to the next level;
someonewith the skills, energy and technical expertise to seize the opportunities
inherent in planning and executing the goals of a successful Development department
in a well-established organization.
you have the relevant skills, proven experience, and are committed to high
standards in your work; if you are passionate about advancing the educational
mission of a leading public history museum through building a strong
philanthropic base of support for the organization; if you have the technical
skills for data management; vision and drive to achieve great results in
fundraising; and if you see yourself as part of a creative, highly
collaborative team, then this may be the perfect job for you. The DOD is a member of the Museum’s senior management
team.We are looking for someone with relevant skills and knowledge to
direct all functions of a busy development office to the highest professional
standards. Through successful relationship building and fundraising you will
contribute to the public’s enjoyment of this unique history Museum. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, organize, and direct the Museum’s fundraising efforts,
including major and planned gifts, annual fund, campaigns and fundraising
goals and strategies for appropriate growth of all fundraising programs.
and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, trustees, and other
and solicit donors, and manage others in soliciting major gifts. 60% of the DOD’s time will be spent in direct
donor/prospect contact. Using Raiser’s Edge and other tools, manage a portfolio
of 50+ donors and prospects, including all stages of cultivation, solicitation
Responsible for monthly reconciling
with the Finance office to ensure accurate and consistent recording of all
donations and pledges.
Work collaboratively with and in
support of the Executive Director, Trustees, campaign counsel, volunteers, and
other museum staff to cultivate and solicit donors for museum-wide priorities.
Oversee use of print, digital, and
other tools for effective communication with donors.
Direct the research and preparation
of background and briefing materials; create talking points and meeting
strategies for the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Trustees and other
staff as needed.
Interview, hire, coach, assign and
evaluate the work of Development staff.
Oversee and help implement annual
gala and other fundraising special events. Take the lead in planning,
coordinating and directing all events, working with internal and external
vendors and volunteers; creating, administering and executing all
revenue-generating events. These activities often serve as focal points for
future donors' engagement with the Museum and are crucial to grow the Museum’s
Serve on the Development Committee
of the Board of Trustees.
Analytics and Reporting: Provide technical expertise for managing
data, creating reports, and consistent evaluation and analysis of overall
program areas to ensure data driven decision making can be considered when creating
marketing strategies. Provide ongoing,
critical, in-depth analysis of annual donors; identify trends in giving habits
and donor behaviors, analysis by record type, ask amount validation and average
gift analysis and activity. Determine strategies and enhanced marketing plans
for Annual Giving to increase acquisition, retention and upgrading of
donors. Regularly maintain reporting
dashboards to ensure the most accurate up-to-date reporting. Manage the
creation of annual giving data segmentation and ask amounts annually and
determine best strategies to target each audience.
Inspire the dedicated team of staff
and board to enthusiastically attract and retain philanthropic investment in a
great American history museum.
Handle highly confidential
information with the utmost discretion and adhere to the highest ethical
standards at all times.