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TOPIC: Michael C. Carlos Museum - Sr. Dir. of Development

Michael C. Carlos Museum - Sr. Dir. of Development 1 year, 8 months ago #438

Job Description:
Plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities and provides strategic planning for a major unit/school of the organization. Activities will consist primarily of seeking major gifts from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Oversees the development process including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Builds relationships among prospective donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities; visits donors and prospects asking for contributions. Builds relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospective donors. Directs events or receptions to maintain current and cultivate potential donors. Develops short and long-term goals and objectives. Designs specific fundraising campaigns within identified framework. Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support. Identifies foundation support and directs grant writing proposals. Aids faculty and staff in preparing proposals. Prepares supportive materials, reports, and plans. Plans and directs communication methodologies and oversees the development of written materials, videotapes, and informational workshops. Reviews and identifies need for brochure updates and changes. Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets, and publications/proposals. Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of deans and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel. Supervises clerical and professional staff. Oversees and ensures timely correspondence and maintenance of files in order to keep donors and others informed. Performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree. Seven years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution. Effective written and oral presentation skills.

Additional Job Details:
The Senior Director of Development for the Michael C. Carlos Museum leads the museum's development office and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all fund raising, membership, and volunteer activities
The Senior Director of Development reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Development Programs, and will serve as a member of the Director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum's executive staff.

Key responsibilities include:
" Assuming a lead role in prospect management, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and individual donors and prospects;
" Working effectively with the Director and staff of the Carlos Museum, Development and Alumni Relations, and key volunteer leadership to create and implement effective fund raising and membership strategies for the museum;
" Planning, coordinating, and implementing fund raising activities for endowment, exhibitions, educational programs, acquisitions, and annual operating support;
" Assisting museum staff in preparation of proposals and other fund raising initiatives;
" Working with the Carlos Museum's Director to staff and coordinate activities of the museum's Advisory Board and Visiting Board;
" Directing the activities of the membership office, with attention given to membership as a base for major gift support;
" Working in concert with the Director of Marketing/Communications to effectively communicate and promote funding needs and priorities for the museum to both internal and external audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success in major gift fundraising, proven effectiveness in managing staff, experience recruiting and managing volunteers, and experience working closely with directors and staff. Experience in the arts is a plus. The candidate must also possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative work style, knowledge of fundraising systems, the ability and willingness to travel, and demonstrated ability to manage budgets. A high energy level and a creative approach to fundraising are essential.
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