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Posted March 20, 2020
Assistant Director of Development
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, Connecticut
Salary Range: $40,000–$50,000

Reporting to the Director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing financial solicitation programs for annual and capital giving to the Museum, from individuals and organizations, as well as developing and implementing financial and non-financial programs to promote active and ongoing engagement with the scientific and educational missions of the Museum. The Assistant Director will directly supervise a Development Coordinator, and will be responsible for all membership programs at the Museum.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at bit.ly/YaleCareers-60680BR. Please be sure to reference ASTC when applying for this position.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Posted February 22, 2020
Development & Fundraising Associate
Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center
Tucson, Arizona
Salary Range: $50,000–up, depending upon qualifications

The Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center as an immediate opening for a Development and Fundraising Coordinator to join the Visitor Center team to plan and direct efforts to strengthen our financial base and diversify our sources of revenue. This position will strategically seek out new partners and philanthropic investors, corporate sponsors, and elevate our profile throughout Arizona and beyond.

We seek a candidate who is similarly energized by our vision for astronomy education and outreach as outlined here and capable of building connections that result in tangible support of this vision.

We are developing an exciting new astronomy outreach center within an iconic solar observatory—the towering McMath-Pierce solar observatory–which will be truly unique in the world and will have international reach. Being developed as a new integral component of the Visitor Center program, and with major support already received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), our Windows on the Universe Center for Astronomy Outreach will consist of one of the world’s largest solar observatories, several interactive exhibit galleries, and two astronomy theaters: Science On a Sphere (SOS) and a digital planetarium. The vision is that we will become a unique clearinghouse of astronomy images generated at other major NSF-funded observatories around the globe. Our team will create visuals capable of being displayed in any museum equipped with either SOS or the planetarium, well over 270 museums around the world.

The renovated areas within the McMath-Pierce will more than triple current Visitor Center space. This will enable the development of an impressive array of new public and school programs for Kitt Peak visitors. This new global perspective and storyline will make our program an international leader in astronomy outreach and informal science education, engaging audiences around the world. As an integral team member, you will have a leadership role in shaping the direction of our greatly expanded visitor program.

The Kitt Peak Visitor Center has been conducting daytime tours and astronomy programs since 1964. It began offering exciting nighttime stargazing programs in 1996 and has been expanding its menu of programs and increasing its capacity ever since. Learn more about the Visitor Center and our Windows on the Universe project at www.VisitKittPeak.org.

The office for this position is located at 950 North Cherry Avenue in Tucson, Arizona. Some work will occur at Kitt Peak where the McMath-Pierce solar observatory and the Visitor Center are located, approximately 56 miles west of Tucson. Transportation and meals will be provided when at the observatory.

More Information and Application

Click here to see the complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

Kitt Peak National Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, AURA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near the Tohono O’odham reservation.

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