The Museum seeks a Major Gifts Officer to enhance the organization’s development capacity, expand its individual donor program, and raise its regional visibility as it pursues a $1.7M operating fundraising goal and prepares to embark on an anticipated $10M capital campaign. The Major Gifts Officer will work alongside a Grant Writer and a Membership & Donor Coordinator, report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), and work closely with the CDO and CEO to execute the major donor strategy. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in donor cultivation and stewardship and compellingly representing a nonprofit organization to its stakeholders. An interest in learning about and then becoming a champion for the Museum’s mission are musts. This is a growth opportunity for a development professional who is energized by: strengthening and cultivating donor relationships to persuasively make the case for advancing a mission they believe in; systematizing development during a time of organizational transformation; and honing their skills in a small, collaborative team that touches every aspect of fundraising strategy.
Salary will be in the range of $70,000-$80,000 annually. Benefits are in line with nonprofit industry standards.
Background of ideal candidate
A dynamic, outgoing, self-starting, highly motivated professional with demonstrable experience in fundraising, external relations, and working as part of a collaborative team.
The National Liberty Museum, located in Philadelphia’s historic district, brings liberty to life through stories of both famous and “everyday” people whose character and courage have sought to expand liberty for all. The Museum is at a point of extraordinary opportunity in its evolution as a cultural institution and provider of character & civics education. It is in the initial stages of: redesigning its space and exhibits; expanding public programming to attract new audiences; re-branding and enhancing marketing efforts to increase attendance; and planning to launch a capital campaign.
NLM has a strong base of major donors who have long supported the Museum and established its healthy financial position. At the same time, the intersection of the critical questions being discussed in society today and the Museum’s mission, coupled with the renewal efforts underway, make this a propitious time to further expand the base of major donors who will help assure the Museum’s next generation of financial support. Thus, NLM is seeking a self-starting development professional with individual giving experience to fill the newly created role of Major Gifts Officer. This person will work as part of a sophisticated development team to build the next wave of supporters of the Museum.
The National Liberty Museum advances its mission through an array of educational and experiential programming, described below, in both the Museum and community settings that serve 40,000 people annually. What makes the Museum special is that, as one visitor recently noted, “It’s one of the few museums where you can see yourself. Other museums show people of the past, but [NLM] shows heroism in all walks and stages of life.”
More information about the National Liberty Museum can be gleaned at www.libertymuseum.org.
Resume, two relevant writing samples, and a one-page cover letter that conveys (1) why you are well suited for this position and (2) how it fits into your career should be emailed by 5pm Monday, June 10, 2019, to NLM@fairmountinc.com. Address cover letters to the National Liberty Museum Search Committee. No paper copies, please. Confirmation of receipt of applications will be sent by return email. First-round interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged in June 2019. Finalists will be invited for a second interview and asked to complete an applicant-assessment instrument. No phone calls, please.Mention you found this work on Generocity!
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