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Director of Development

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Organization Background:
Since opening to the public in September 1990, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum has developed into a critical community asset as one of Southern Nevada’s major educational institutions and family cultural attractions. Formerly known as the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, the museum has set itself apart with award-winning exhibits and programs. It is the only institution in the area that dedicates itself entirely to the educational enrichment of children through a hands-on and interactive environment. Over 20 years, the Museum grew along with the community and in March 2013, we opened the doors to the new DISCOVERY Children’s Museum at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Symphony Park. The mission of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging environment, through exhibits and programs, where children from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds participate in playful learning activities that ignite a love of lifelong learning.

Experience/Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
• Minimum of 5 years leading and managing an effective development team and operation.
• Experience and proven ability to solicit and close major gifts.
• Experience in successfully engaging board and other volunteer leaders in fundraising.
• Experience and proven ability writing successful foundation and government grants.
• Superior written and verbal communications skills, organization and planning skills.
• Strong financial management skills, including budgeting and projection forecasting.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and development tracking systems required; familiarity with Altru a plus.
• Knowledge of and/or strong appreciation for childhood education programs and services.
• A self-motivated leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and results-oriented attitude.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum seeks a seasoned development professional to lead a comprehensive fundraising program and increase contribute revenue sources for the museum. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development will serve on the senior management team and be responsible for building a major gifts program as well as overseeing foundation, government and corporate giving. The successful candidate will work with members of the Board of Trustees as well as philanthropic leaders in the community to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.

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Name Description
Deadline June 19. 2018
Date Listed: April 23, 2018
Organization DISCOVERY Children's Museum
Web Address www.discoverykidslv.org
Address 360 Promenade Place
City Las Vegas
State/Prov NV
Country United States
Postal Code 89106
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Application Instructions Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to info@discoverykidslv.org -- only submissions including all will be considered. Please, no phone calls.

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