Manage the Museum’s donor relations program and fundraising initiatives, working closely with the President/CEO. Responsible for developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and communicating with current and prospective donors. Manage individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. Lead grant research, writing and reporting while working with department heads to identify Museum’s needs. Supervisor to Development Assistant.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, direct and manage aspects of the Museum’s development efforts to include grant writing, cultivation of individual, corporate and foundation donors, and government funding sources
Serve as key development staff to the President/CEO and Board leadership
Formulate fundraising strategies including efforts to increase funding from current and past donors and the expansion of funding from newly identified prospects
Direct and support major prospect activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Be a goal driven “self-starter” to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
Manage the development budget
Provide weekly and as-needed reports to the President/CEO
Research grant opportunities and write and submit grant proposals
Work closely with other senior management staff to identify needs and potential funding sources
Coordinate annual appeal efforts to include writing letters, identifying prospects and oversight of mailing
Work closely with President/CEO to secure corporate sponsorships for exhibitions and Museum events
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum 5 years of proven successful development experience with a similar organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact with a variety of constituencies including donors, volunteers, staff, visitors, government officials and the general public
Experience and connections with San Diego (and national) foundations, donors, grant-making agencies
Ability to work as a member of a team and contribute to the creative nature of the organization
Must be detail oriented with exceptional follow-through
Experience with a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office and donor tracking software
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Strong time-management, project management skills
Knowledge of or interest in aviation helpful but not required
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About San Diego Air & Space Museum
The San Diego Air & Space Museum has preserved the aviation heritage of San Diego and the world since 1962 through a unique collection documenting the history of aviation from the dawn of flight to space exploration. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum is unique to the region and serves the public through our mission to:
Preserve significant artifacts of air and space history and technology.
Inspire excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educate the public about the historical and social significance of air and space technology and engage its promise for the future.
Celebrate aviation and space flight history and technology.