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Posted July 27, 2021
Senior Manager Database & Member Services
Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City, New York
Salary Range: $60,000–$65,000

This position is responsible for managing constituent database operations to provide high-quality customer service and support to internal clients and to provide technical leadership and oversight of the constituent data management applications and analysis to identify business opportunities. The Museum’s primary database is Altru by Blackbaud.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Oversees database system process workflow
  • Manages the integrity of the database by insuring that all end-users are properly trained and correctly using the database. Assigns rights and privileges within the database, and maintains system checks for duplicate, incomplete and/or inaccurate records.
  • Reviews and inputs data to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Manages Altru system upgrades, updates, and troubleshoots problems
  • Develops and maintains database policy

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years’ experience as database manager for museum or equivalent organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer analytics, or management information systems
  • Well-versed in different types of database and computer security programs; experience with Altru database required

Please visit our web site at www.licm.org/about/jobs for complete position details.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to resumes@licm.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Long Island Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Featured Job—

Posted July 26, 2021
Director of Advancement
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Salary Range: $110,000–$125,000

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC) at UNC Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic fundraising, marketing, and communications leader as its next Director of Advancement. This position will report to the Director of MPSC and will serve as chief development officer while also overseeing marketing and communications efforts at MPSC.

The Director of Advancement will serve on the MPSC senior management team and will lead a five-person advancement team – an assistant director of development, a membership/special events coordinator, a marketing manager, and a communications assistant. 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 $6 million. The new Director of Advancement will join a dynamic team: Support and revenues for MPSC have tripled over the past 10 years and the organization is on-track to reach its $20 million comprehensive campaign goal one year ahead of schedule.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • At least five years of progressively responsible fundraising 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
  • Communications and marketing experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Interested candidates can apply through the following portal: unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196331.

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

Posted May 4, 2021
Chief Development Officer
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, Arizona
Salary Range: $180,000–$200,000

Desert Botanical Garden is a dynamic living museum dedicated to research, education, conservation, and the display of desert plants.

The garden seeks an individual with a significant fundraising background or leadership experience raising money on behalf of a nonprofit as well as management expertise leading Board, staff, and volunteers in a strong philanthropic culture.

Experience in fundraising, including capital campaigns, annual funds, grants, special events, endowments major and planned gifts, and closing significant gifts of six figures and above, required. Participation at a leadership level in capital campaign ($20 million or greater) from concept to completion highly desired.

Knowledge of gardens and/or arts and cultural institutions preferred; not required. Ability and capacity to understand the patron experience of individuals and members of public gardens and nature organizations essential.

Ability to collaborate with board members in creating appropriate avenues for their participation in fundraising highly preferred. This would include development of new strategies and tactics for increasing the number of volunteers involved in philanthropic activities.

Graduate degree preferred. Evidence of continuing education through conferences, seminars and workshops in fundraising a plus.

Apply and submit materials at bit.ly/3nyMaVF (click on “Apply” button at bottom of page).

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