Posted on June 22, 2012
Director of Development
Museum of the African Diaspora
Museum of the African Diaspora - Director of Development
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a San Francisco-based non-profit organization, is seeking a results-driven, highly organized and motivated Director of Development to strategically plan and implement our fundraising and development program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will play a critical role in implementing the vision and direction of MoAD's fundraising strategy working collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff, board members, and advisors.
Fundraising Strategy and Implementation:
- Design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive fund development plan.
- Lead and strengthen MoAD's comprehensive development strategy for an Annual Fund Campaign that raises funds from individual and institutional donors, earned income and special events.
- Ensure that the organization is positioned to anticipate and plan for major funding changes or trends.
- Develop and implement annual work plans integrated with MoAD's departments.
- Support the Executive Director and Board Members on all major fundraising initiatives.
Research, Development and Relationship Management:
- Oversee prospect research, cultivation and solicitation.
- Develop and implement an annual fund program.
- Develop and implement a major gifts program.
- Develop the framework for a planned giving program.
- Lead well-planned prospecting and engagement strategies for attracting and cultivating new individual donors.
- Plan and supervise special fundraising events including a capital campaign.
- Take primary responsibility for key funder relationships and ensure effective communication, involvement, and stewarding of each donor. Identify and implement strategies to strengthen, grow, and leverage each relationship, including connecting to other prospects.
- Communicate with colleagues across the organization to understand funder objectives, requirements, and related program activities, and to ensure fulfillment of commitments.
- Work with the planning committee of MoAD's annual gala.
- With the Marketing and Communications personnel develop and implement a variety of communications strategies to support development and fundraising initiatives, including donor solicitation materials and annual report.
- Work with the Director of Programs, Marketing and Communications personnel, and the Institutional Giving Manager to develop materials that highlight the successes of MoAD's grantee-partners.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director to ensure that all staff and Board members are fully involved in development efforts.
- Participate as staff liaison on the Fund Development Committee; ensure that the committee's work is aligned with the fund development plan; that the committee is active and the members are supported in their efforts.
- Actively promote MoAD's values and culture, and articulate these internally and externally.
- Ensure that every fundraising opportunity is handled skillfully with appropriate documentation and timely follow-up.
- Monitor all donor information; ensure quality control and timelines.
- Provide metrics and statistical analysis to board and senior leaders.
- Ensure timely, vivid, insightful and motivating reporting to donors.
- Review existing development policies and procedures and suggest improvements where appropriate.
- Work with the Executive Director and other managers to strengthen MoAD's systems and teamwork.
- Hire, supervise and train development staff.
- Manage a development team that includes an Institutional Giving Manager and a Development Associate.
Education and Experience:
- A Bachelor's Degree required.
- Five to seven years of fundraising/development experience encompassing but not limited to all aspects of fund development including annual fund campaigns, major gifts solicitation, capital campaigns, grant writing, membership development, and stewardship of individual donors, foundations and corporations.
- Knowledge of the arts sector and/or experience in working with arts and cultural organizations highly desirable.
Skills and Abilities:
- A people-person with a demonstrated track record of achieving ambitious fundraising goals.
- An excellent manager who has professional poise and exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Extremely attentive to detail, and comfortable with a heavy workload.
- Highly organized, able to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
- A team-builder with the ability to motivate, train and supervise staff and volunteers in the implementation of the fund development program.
- Demonstrated knowledge of software and database programs.
- A knowledge of fundraising trends and issues that impact the nonprofit sector.
- Highly motivated and independent as well as an effective collaborator and team player.
How to Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Or to email@example.com Please include "Director of Development" in the subject line.
July 6, 2012