Working closely with the Museum Director, the Deputy Director, Advancement is responsible for the vision, leadership and overall execution of the Museum’s fundraising strategy, including the identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors across all funding areas, including individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants, with an emphasis on expanding the donor base to include the next generation of major donors. The Deputy Director is a member of the senior leadership team at the Museum and as part of that team will work closely with the director to integrate development efforts with all museum functions.

The Deputy Director, Advancement will lead a team of 14 and oversee, through subordinates, a comprehensive membership and visitor experience program, government and foundation grants program, events, corporate sponsorship/membership/rentals, donor relations, and the day-to-day administration of gifts. S/he will work closely with members of the Board of Directors and Board of Overseers to provide support to Board Advancement and Nominating Committees.  

The Museum is currently engaged in a $180 million capital campaign to renovate galleries and transform the entire museum space to include additional programming and support areas, as well as newly-acquired floors in the building tower. The Deputy Director, Advancement will lead the development team in meeting annual fundraising goals of $15 million in contributed income.  The Deputy Director, Advancement will work with the director to assess fundraising initiatives currently in planning and provide support for such endeavors.

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To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Harrison, Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration, at [email protected] with “Deputy Director, Advancement” in the subject line.

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