Website Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Essential Duties of the Position:
- In partnership with institution leadership, support development strategy and oversee ongoing development efforts with public/private institutions.
- Work with key internal and external stakeholders to identify resources needed, funding prospects, and execute funding approaches.
- Design and implement an annual giving campaign in the form of an annual development plan that includes strategies and goals for annual giving.
- Support and partner with the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Institutional Advancement on all major fundraising initiatives and support a Development Committee.
- Oversee development and execution of all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants and grant compliance/reporting.
- Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
- Submit grant requests, letters of inquiry, and proposals.
- Tracks performance against grant proposals and awarded grants, as well as sources of funds.
- Prioritizes projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meets deadlines, and manages supplemental material required for proposals.
- Provides writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
- Prepares and produces final written reports as part of evaluation of final results for grants.
- Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed (e.g., capital campaign, programmatic campaigns, etc.)
- Oversee all donor information using our membership database system, provide statistical analysis to board and senior leaders as needed, and support staff responsible for daily system functions and gift processing.
- Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of the development team, as well as additional staff, interns or contractors related to special projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred in English, Journalism, Art, or related area.
- Five or more years of professional experience with grant writing and management in a nonprofit organization.
- Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
- Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
- Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization.
- High energy and passion for the Museum’s mission.
- Exceptional computer literacy skills and familiarity with development related databases.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- A willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends is essential.
To apply for this job please visit thewright.org.