Advancement Manager

Website Pavek Museum

Advancement Manager

Work Location: Pavek Museum, St. Louis Park, MN

Reports to: President & CEO

Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Salary: $60,000-$70,000 depending on qualifications

Job Purpose

The Advancement Manager creates and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive and strategic approach to institutional advancement, fundraising, and communications including individual annual giving, corporate and foundation grant solicitation, planned giving, sponsorships, events, email and social media campaigns, marketing and advertising, and media and public relations.

Essential Functions

The Advancement Manager will perform the following duties:

Development Responsibilities:

– Manage, create, and implement development/fundraising programs to increase revenue to support the strategic direction of the organization and long-term sustainability:
– Annual fund development
– Planned giving (estate planning)
– Capital campaign
– Endowment campaign
– Adopt-an-Artifact
– Naming Rights
– Responsible for development revenue analysis and reporting related to all donations/contributions and development and communications expenses. Monitor and report performance of revenue goals. Analyze effectiveness of various fundraising methods and adopt successful appeals for future maximum effectiveness.
– Responsible for achieving and exceeding annual fundraising goals.
– Identify new donor prospects within membership and program participant audiences.
– Identify funder prospects and application timelines, prepare grant proposals and reports.
– Manage relationship building and solicitation process for individual donors or funders.
– Work closely with President & CEO to build a sponsorship program.
– Manage donor/funder cultivation and develop and implement a comprehensive individual donor/funder recognition program.
– Analyze and report relationship management activity using Salesforce system including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current individual donors.
– Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
– Plan and manage fundraising events including creating event plans, managing budgets, organizing logistics, securing sponsorships, and efficiently managing event details.
– Promote and deepen a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and employ ethical fundraising principles.

Communications Responsibilities:

– Create and write donor appeals, stewardship reports, event copy, and other donor communications.
– Craft annual stewardship letter content and tax documentation for donors.
– Prepare and implement donor/funder stewardship communications and strategies.
– Serve as the lead in creation and editing ongoing email communications and monthly newsletters to the Pavek Museum community.
– Perform public relations activities, such as story idea generation, and working with media and public relations figures to promote the Museum.
– Create new and keep current collateral and marketing materials.
– Manage social media outreach and engagement.
– Responsible for brand representation in web presence and communications.

Additional Responsibilities:

– Staff events that support the Museum or perform speaking engagements, if needed.
– Willingness to travel (25%), as needed.
– Other projects and travel as requested by the President & CEO.

Preferred Qualifications:

– 3-5 years of experience with advancement and nonprofit fund development/fundraising experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
– Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred.
– Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good grammar, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively on a one-to-one basis and within teams.
– Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable gifts and the ability to communicate benefits to prospective donors is an asset.
– Demonstrated ability to budget and meet financial goals.
– Working knowledge of grant writing and administration.
– Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.
– Strong interpersonal relationship building skills.
– Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
– Experience with Salesforce or other donor relationship management system.
– Professional attitude, appearance, and ability to warmly engage a wide variety of people.


– Advancement: 5 years (Preferred)
– Fundraising: 5 years (Preferred)
– Event Management: 3 years (Preferred)


– 401(k)
– Dental insurance
– Health insurance
– Vision Insurance
– Paid time off


Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday

Pavek Museum

Since 1988, the Pavek Museum has been Minnesota’s hub of electronic communication connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing the history, science, and technology of electronic communication. A private, nonprofit organization, the Pavek Museum maintains a premier collection from the 19th Century to the present documenting the history and innovation of electronic communication technologies and presents its unique collection through exhibitions, tours, events, and youth, adult, and family programs.


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