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Vice President of External Relations
Full-Time/ Exempt

Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS.

VP of External Relations is responsible for the strategic direction of the fundraising and communications activities of the National Museum which includes Institutional & Individual giving, Marketing & PR, Special Events and Development Support Units. Oversees the fundraising/communications plans and activities to enhance the organizations name recognition, fundraising efforts, projects and events that will attract donors and sponsors to advance the mission.   Graduate degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

Minimum of ten years of proven and successful experience in developing and implementing significant administrative, marketing and fundraising efforts with increasing responsibility. Extensive experience gained in working for non-profit organization, museum experience preferred. Must have ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, consultants and Board members with diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with both local and national Japanese American/Asian American community organizations, history, culture, current events and politics. Experience in Altru or similar fundraising software. Internet savvy, and familiarity with online foundation directories and using databases. Visit www.janm.org for full description and application form. EOE.

Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.

 

Submit: Cover Letter, application and resume with salary history & references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: VP of External Relations

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Email: hr@janm.org

Fax (213) 830-5673

 

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