The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Development Division
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has an opening for a full-time, non-exempt Institutional Giving Manager in the Development Department.
Company Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. See all available opportunities here: Employment.
Division Overview: The Development Department oversees all philanthropy on behalf of the museum, which includes museum membership; annual, major, and planned giving; special events, which range from exhibition opening receptions to All for the Hall fundraisers hosted by Keith Urban, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris; as well as foundation, corporate and government giving programs. We also steward relationships with Country Music Hall of Fame members; the broader music community; elected officials; local, state, and national arts organizations; and museum donors. We are constant advocates for the arts on local and national levels, and we publish strategic communications on the museums behalf, such as the annual report. Our goal is provide excellent stewardship to all who make gifts of time, talent, and treasure to the museum in support of our mission-focused work.
Job Overview: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum seeks an Institutional Giving Manager to grow the museums development efforts with foundations, corporations, and government entities. He/she, in collaboration with the Grant Manager, is responsible for attaining an aggressive resource generation goal that includes diverse grant gifts to support the Museums collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. In addition, he/she will launch a Corporate Membership Program and support existing development initiatives that engage corporate donors. Significant grant-writing skill and experience overseeing a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government donors and prospects are required. The Institutional Giving Manager will report to the Vice President of Development.
Specific Job Duties:
Coordinates with the Grant Manager to write or co-write select funding proposals, which includes more than 50 annual submissions for the Development Department.
Team strategizes and drafts applications with the Vice President of Development, Director of Major Gifts, and Grant Manager to maximize efficiencies and output.
For grants for which the Institutional Giving Manager is the lead, he/she will project manage work flows and processes across divisions, ensuring submissions reflect significant collaboration and interdepartmental expertise.
For grants for which the Institutional Giving Manager is the lead, he/she ensures compliant grant and contract administration.
For grants for which the Institutional Giving Manager is the lead, he/she implements Logic Model program planning and evaluation and collaborates with program teams to identify outcomesmeasurable changes in participants knowledge, skills, behavior, beliefs, or life conditionas a result of their interactions with the museum.
Develops and launches the Charter Corporate Membership Program.
Develops and manages a corporate prospect list.
Develops a benefit schedule and vets across departments in advance of implementation.
Works the prospect list and actively sells corporate memberships.
Fulfills all membership benefits in coordination with the Membership Manager and broader team.
Other Corporate Opportunities
Develops partnership proposals for corporations that meet their business objectives.
Serves as a primary point of contact and leads Moves Management strategy for this constituency.
Supports the Vice President of Development, Director of Major Gifts, Director of Development Operations and Events, and Membership Manager in securing support for fundraising events, including:
o All for the Hall concerts hosted by Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and Keith Urban.
o Troubadour memberships, which are sold to corporations in bundles of 10 or more as an affordable benefit for young professionals.
Supports the Development Department in special events, donor relations, and general duties as needed.
Minimum of five years experience with significant contributions to corporate, government, and foundation relations programs that consistently generate more than $1.5 million in contributed revenue annually.
Proven success in writing and administering grants.
Experience generating and qualifying grant, foundation, and corporate prospect lists, as well as making personal solicitations.
Experience managing a portfolio of 100-plus major donors.
Passion of the arts, museum, and country music.
Knowledge of current educational practices and Logic Model program design.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with and interact with a broad spectrum of personalities and diverse populations.
Must have the ability to resolve conflicts and respond to inquiries in an appropriate and efficient manner.
Must have significant database experience.
Recipient of six-figure grants from the federal agencies, with preference given to applicants with National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and/or Institute for Museum and Library Services awards.
Knowledge of library practices and digital archives.
Preference given to Tessitura users.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and some holidays.
Must pass a background check and driving record check.