The Sr. Manager – Development and Communications is responsible for the planning, creation, and implementation of the museum's development strategy. This position will partner with the executive director, board, and other museum staff to identify, plan and execute both immediate and long-range diverse fundraising opportunities for the museum's membership program, grants, corporate and foundation support, annual giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, and special fund-raising events. One of the most important responsibilities of this position is cultivating and managing relationships with museum members, donors, board, community, and media. The Sr. Manager of Museum Development and Communications is also responsible providing leadership and support in the public relations and marketing of the museum. They must be a stellar communicator (both orally and textually), work cohesively with peers, and meet established museum standards.
To meet these responsibilities, the Sr. Manager – Development and Communications performs the following:
Work with executive director and staff to identify development goals and prospects
Create and execute annual fundraising plan as part of a comprehensive campaign
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Manage a donor portfolio to maintain and growth ongoing relationships
Create and execute a strategy for a growing base of annual individual donors
Oversee organization of special events
Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
Manage a comprehensive database, currently Giftworks, for tracking members, donors, prospects, sponsors, etc., and determine steps for improvements.
Develop, cultivate and manage donors and prospects; involve museum staff and Board as required and in partnership with the Executive Director
Evaluate effectiveness of fundraising plan and donor retention
Evaluate and manage annual membership program
Cultivate members to elevate their financial participation
Train staff and volunteers on benefits of membership plan
Work with Visitor Services Manager for sale and stewardship of memberships
Spearhead annual corporate membership program
Research grant prospects
Gather information, write and submit grant requests.
Acknowledge, document, track and report grants
Seek sponsorships for museum events, programs, exhibits, and printed collateral
Develop relationships with local business, media, and individuals for potential sponsorship
Marketing and communications
Supervise Marketing & Communications Manager and Interns
Oversee consistent use of brand, its enhancement and evolution
Provide writing and editorial support for fundraising proposals, content for marketing strategies and advertising plan
Oversee production of short marketing and development videos
Create and maintain a system to manage the museum's intellectual property, including images, photographs, copyright and trademark materials, etc.
Develop and maintain budget for development and marketing departments
Collaborate with other staff members in long-range planning
Make presentations to the public about the Museum's exhibits and collection
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in philanthropic studies, business, communications or a related field
Demonstrated success in fundraising (membership, capital campaign, sponsorships, etc.), preferably in a cultural setting
Exceptional people skills; ability to partner with a dynamic team and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects to successful completion on time, on budget, and according to established standards
Demonstrated technical proficiency with all the major social media platforms, MS Office Suite, Creative Cloud Applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat), and email marketing software (MailChimp, Constant Contact)
Passion for T/m and the importance of art, history and museums as educational institutions
Strategic planning skills; ability to think creatively and problem-solve proactively
Ability to adjust leadership and communication style to meet needs of variable constituencies, both internal and external
High level of demonstrated personal accountability
Full Time/Part Time
Salary starts at $47,476 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will remain open until filled with an initial review date of July 31, 2018.
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