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Posted March 24, 2017
Chief Development Officer
Glazer Children’s Museum
Tampa, Florida

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for designing, strategizing, planning, managing and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for the Glazer Children’s Museum to achieve and exceed operating objectives. The Chief Development Officer will ensure the effective delivery of the Museum’s vision, mission and brand through its fundraising programs and will establish secure diversified funding resources for its future. The Chief Development Officer will lead staff, Board members and volunteers in building upon current contributors as well as developing new connections with individual donors, corporations, foundations, governmental entities , etc. that results in increased contributed income, planned giving, endowments, and long-term sustainability of the Museum.

She/He must demonstrate a proven track record in providing creative and innovative leadership in resource development and in promoting and administering dynamic fundraising strategies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in the full spectrum of development activities including capital campaigns, with a special emphasis in soliciting major gifts of $100,000 to $1,000,000+ from a variety of sources over a sustained period of time. She/He will be self-motivated, results-oriented, creative, entrepreneurial, highly energetic and intelligent, with exceptional interpersonal, ethical and organization skills that apply to a wide ranging list of contacts.

Full job description can be found at To apply, please email resume and salary history to

Posted March 15, 2017
Director of Advancement
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC), a division of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic fundraising leader as its next Director of Advancement. This position will report to the Executive Director of MPSC and will serve as chief development officer for all of MPSC’s fundraising activities.

Opened in 1949, Morehead Planetarium was the first planetarium in the South and the first planetarium anywhere in the world located on a university campus. Renamed Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in 2000, the organization now serves as the primary science outreach arm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MPSC has experienced tremendous growth since expanding its mission, increasing on-site and off-site attendance more than 600%. MPSC now serves 600,000 people annually and provides programs in all 100 counties in North Carolina.

The Director of Advancement will serve on the MPSC senior management team; will supervise three advancement professionals with responsibility for major gifts, annual fund, and development related communications; and manage volunteer leadership groups that include an Advisory Board and Council of former student employees (Alumni Council).

Working closely with MPSC’s Executive Director, the advancement team is responsible for raising approximately one-third of MPSC’s annual operating budget, which is currently $5.5 million. The new Director of Advancement will join a dynamic team: Support and revenues for MPSC have tripled over the past ten years. In addition, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in the quiet phase of a multi-billion-dollar comprehensive campaign with plans to go public in October 2017, of which MPSC has a $15 million working goal that includes a $5.2 million facilities renovation and campaign currently underway.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising and program management experience
  • History of meeting or exceeding ambitious revenue targets including a record of high-end fundraising results from individuals ($100,000+), in addition to success securing major gift support from corporations and foundations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to speak passionately about MPSC offerings in a sophisticated, but not overly academic way
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships quickly, with the appropriate level of assertiveness to solicit and follow up with donor prospects in a timely manner
  • A strategic, visionary, entrepreneurial, and driven leader
  • Seasoned leader with a record of managing collaborative work environments and volunteer boards
  • Goal, results, and detail-oriented, with exceptional planning and time-management skills
  • Working knowledge of computer-related office tools and database management required
  • Experience fundraising for a non-degree-granting unit of a university or other organization without an existing base of alumni is a plus
  • Knowledge about UNC-Chapel Hill, MPSC, the sciences, and/or museum programming is a plus
  • Communications experience is a plus
  • Master’s degree preferred; bachelor’s degree required

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.