The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – an independent museum of modern and contemporary art offering free exhibitions and education programs in the community for more than 115 years – seeks a Director of Development to lead the Development Department.
The Director of Development collaborates with the staff and Board of Trustees of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to secure contributions for the museum’s programs, operations, endowment, acquisitions, and capital needs. This includes the formulation of a comprehensive development plan with strategies to achieve MMoCA priorities.
The Director of Development works closely with the museum’s Director and Board to cultivate and steward potential and existing donors, and secure major gifts and sponsorships for MMoCA’s programs and events. The incumbent coordinates the MMoCA Circle, the museum’s planned giving program; the museum’s corporate membership program; the Annual Fund campaigns; and grant submissions and reporting. The Director of Development leads and manages department staff.
Specific position responsibilities include:
Plans for MMoCA’s contributed income needs. Develops and implements a comprehensive and strategic fundraising plan to meet short and long-term fundraising goals, including gifts for specific projects, annual giving, events, and corporate and foundation grants.
Creates proposals for corporations, individuals, and foundations to fund exhibitions, education programs, special events, and other operating, capital, and endowment needs.
Works with the Director, Trustees, and independently, to identify new donors locally and nationally; to establish regular meetings with potential donors; to secure major gifts; and to nurture and steward upper-level members and donors.
Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees. Serves as staff lead on committees of the Board of Trustees including Development, and Planned Giving. Participates in the Membership & Marketing Committee and other ad-hoc committees as needed.
Oversees MMoCA’s corporate membership program, including recruitment and retention of members, and membership analysis and services.
Oversees the museum’s Annual Fund campaigns.
Coordinates the MMoCA Circle planned giving program, including developing plans to grow membership and steward current members.
Writes applications for grants to corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Reports as appropriate on all grants received by MMoCA.
Works with MMoCA’s Communications Department to manage all marketing outreach and collateral development for Development Department programs, including direct mail, e-marketing, web content, advertising, public relations, and signage.
Serves as administrator for the Altru constituent management software system.
Supervises Director of Events and Volunteers and Associate Director of Member Engagement, and collaborates with them on achieving successful outcomes and growth of the events and membership programs.
Works closely with the MMoCA Director of Public Operations on management of MMoCA’s private events rental program and ensuring the growth of the program as a source of earned income.
Oversees budgeting for the Development Department.
Participates in community events to maintain visibility of MMoCA and to represent the institution.
A successful candidate will have a passion for modern and contemporary art, and for the cultural vibrancy of the community. A candidate should have a proven fundraising track record, and enjoy the wide variety of duties typical in a small development office.
Specific candidate qualifications Include:
Experience and success securing significant donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Robust relationship-building skills; and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that foster community while working with a wide range of individuals from all backgrounds.
Strong strategic planning, program and project management, and organizational skills.
Experience in effectively managing staff.
Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and constituent management database software.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of increased and varied experience in fundraising.
The Director of Development position is full-time and offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.
To apply, please send a cover letter including a statement related to this position, a resume, a writing sample and five professional references to:
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Email your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MMoCA Development Search”
MMoCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote and release from employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental abilities, or veteran status.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is a nonprofit, independent organization that exists to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art.
MMoCA serves the art life of the community by creating opportunities for direct experience with works of art, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas about art, and by offering programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of art.