The Development Director is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with communications and the board of trustees. Under moderate supervision, this one-person department position co-creates the museum’s development strategies and encompasses major responsibility for managing logistics related to donor management and cultivation. A successful candidate demonstrates vision, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic, while attending to the daily, organizational details critical to success. A desire to work in a small organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Membership and Individual Donors
• Plan and oversee all initiatives – from conception of strategies through implementation—for the cultivation, acquisition, renewal, upgrade and stewardship of members and donors
• Research prospective donors
• Prepare routine correspondence with members and donors including gift acknowledgement and fulfillment of membership benefits
• Manage CRM database, including maintenance of data integrity, developing standards for data-entry and enhancing database functionality. Reconcile all gift entries with accounting system on a regular basis
• Coordinate the fulfillment of donor benefits
• Manage year end giving appeal including drafting letter, building mailing list and tracking and reporting on results
• Assist the Board: attend and take minutes at meetings, staff committees
• Track all Board fundraising efforts and activities
• Represent the museum at community meetings and events as indicated
• In collaboration with the Board of Trustees, oversee the production of Craft Contemporary’s annual gala, including catering, data management and gift processing, mailings, response tracking, and production of printed materials, volunteer coordination, and event logistics
• Develop other fundraising events in collaboration with the museum director and/or museum trustees.
• Conceive and oversee the implementation of member events including opening receptions
• Oversee and manage rental events
• Assemble materials for grant submissions and reporting
• Conduct research into prospective corporate and foundation donors
Marketing and Communications
• Develop and/or oversee creation of appropriate collateral materials on a timely basis
• Coordinate with the communications staff to assure timely and consistent messaging across all platforms to accomplish our mission, extend the museum’s audience and promote the museum’s community reputation.
• Supervise front desk staff
• Supervise Digital Marketing Manager