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Posted August 12, 2019
Senior Development Director
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Salary Range: $85,000 – $100,000
The Senior Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall coordination, development, and operation of the Children’s Museum’s fundraising efforts to achieve the Museum’s mission. Leading a high-powered team, the Senior Director will play a critical role as the museum maps its future as a creative learning institution. This position requires a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
The successful candidate will embrace the mission of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; have fundraising knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques; possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers and have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships. A minimum of 5 years supervisory/management experience required along with 5 years’ experience in professional fundraising including knowledge of Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/ Corporate solicitations, Individual Giving, including Deferred Giving and Special Events. Experience in a not-for-profit arts organization preferred.
In addition to the competitive salary, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances and a 403(b) Plan with company match.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application found at: https://pittsburghkids.org/job/jobs. In addition, please submit a resume and cover letter. Please follow the instructions on the application site.
Posted August 1, 2019
Director of Development
Salary Range: $70,000–$85,000
Nauticus, a maritime-themed museum located on the scenic Elizabeth River waterfront in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking a Director of Development. This position serves as the fundraising leader for Nauticus; plays a highly visible role in raising dollars; and is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing all of Nauticus’ fundraising and membership activities.
The Director of Development must build donor confidence in Nauticus’ plans, secure major gifts, and increase the amount raised annually. This position will also oversee the management and execution of a proposed capital campaign effort, working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and campaign counsel.
Key responsibilities include:
- Successfully manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors. Prospects for both capital campaign and annual support. Conduct two to four in-person cultivation and solicitation visits per week. Engage the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the fundraising cycle. (60%)
- Manage department staff responsible for annual giving, fundraising events, membership, and data management. Set specific, measurable goals for fundraising staff and metrics to track progress. (25%)
- Oversee grant proposal submissions and grant reporting. (10%)
- Prepare a comprehensive annual development plan for Nauticus’ fundraising activities to support the short- and long-term philanthropic needs of the organization. Create budget, ensuring alignment with strategies and tactics outlined in development plan. (5%)
For a complete job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/2STw21G.
Posted July 24, 2019
Director of Development
Knock Knock Children’s Museum
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Salary Range: $65,000–$70,000
Knock Knock Children’s Museum is seeking a full‐time Director of Development to lead the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, public, and community donors. The candidate must be innovative, organized, and passionate about Knock Knock’s mission – To be the community spark for engaging, playful learning experiences that inspire lifelong learning. As a part of the Leadership Team, the Development Director will excel in collaborating with other staff members, board members, and community leaders.
- Prioritize funding needs for the organization and develop a clear case for support;
- Development and execution of a sustainable, long-term fundraising plan including;
- Ensure that the contributed revenues meet or exceed the required amounts for delivery of the museum’s mission;
- Raise funds in a cost-effective and efficient manner, utilizing nationally approved metrics to benchmark success;
- Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals;
- Retain, strengthen, and expand community partnerships;
- Preparation of grant applications and reports;
- Serve as a representative of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum and its mission;
- Be accurate and timely with all duties.
- Five or more years of successful experience fundraising in the museum field, culture sector, nonprofit world, or within a complex organization;
- Organized and articulate individual who is passionate about Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s mission to promote education through play;
- Excellent written and oral communication abilities;
- Innovative thinker with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills;
- Familiar with donor database software and with utilizing technology to maximize efficient fund development;
- Prior supervisory experience;
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
About the Museum:
Knock Knock Children’s Museum is an inclusive gathering place where families and children of all backgrounds and experiences will interact. The children’s museum is an approximately 26,000-square-foot facility located in City-Brooks Community Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Its prime location, on six acres of existing parkland, was selected to afford access to all communities within Baton Rouge and the surrounding nine-parish area.
Please submit your cover letter, resumé, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include the position title in your subject line. This position is open until filled.
Knock Knock Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.