Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead our development effort, establishing an integrated approach to all our constituents, building a strong foundation of support as the Museum grows. The CDO will assist the Executive Director and Board Trustees in building all contributed revenue streams from individuals, foundations, and businesses to achieve fundraising goals. The Museum seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual with a passion for cultural fundraising and experience in building strong constituency support to ensure long and short term performance goals are met.
Develop and execute the museum's annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
With the ED, solicit upper level members to our Boudinot Society
Fundraise for special exhibitions and projects
Secure sponsorship of programs and events
Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Manage grant program
Fundraise for our annual special events, Morven in May and Festival of Trees
Manage the Museum's donor database and implement a stewardship program
Attend Museum events and interact with members, donors, and guests
Other duties as assigned
BA (required), CFRE certification a plus
3 years minimum experience in development, arts or historical site preferred
Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills
Highly collaborative interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills for tracking detail over multiple project deadlines.
Successful track record securing significant gifts
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge, Adobe creative suite, and Microsoft Office.
Some evening and weekend work required
To apply: Please send brief cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to email@example.com
No phone calls. Open until filled.
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