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Director of Development


Primarily responsible for generating contributed funds for the Museum; seeks to increase contributions to and awareness of the Museum; advises and supports volunteers (including Board of Directors, Board of Overseers, Annual Campaign, Event Committees); fund raising activities; manages major and planned gift cultivation, solicitation and donor relations; oversees annual campaign, special events and donor relations.

Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of 7 years related experience in not-for-profit organization(s), at least 3 years in a senior position. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Excellent interpersonal and management skills. Proven track record in progressive fund development.


1. Develops and supervises all fundraising efforts–annual appeal, major and planned gift solicitation, events and grants:

a. Establishes and monitors goals, strategies and budgets for fundraising efforts, including events

b. Assists in recruiting volunteer leadership for fundraising activities; coordinates, supports and advises volunteer committees

c. Oversees donor research and prospect list compilation; determines solicitation strategies; ensures accurate and timely record keeping and appropriate donor recognition; ensures excellent donor relations

d. Composes solicitation and acknowledgement letters, oversees donor and volunteer correspondence, conducts face-to-face and written solicitation

e. Supports selection of Board of Directors and manages their support of the Museum

f. Ensures communications among members of Board of Directors, fundraising committees and appropriate staff and provides progress reports

g. Ensures that volunteers are provided with appropriate materials, training and recognition.

h. Actively engaging new donor prospects and collaborating with senior staff and volunteers to do the same

i. Represent Museum at appropriate non-PCM events as needed


2. Coordinates funding proposals

a. Researches potential funding sources

b. Coordinates potential funders and appropriate program staff

c. Prepares funding proposals, manages grants and files reports.


3. Works cooperatively with public relations and marketing activities 

a. Supports public relations, Museum newsletter and annual report; dissemination of information e.g. brochures and other awareness building materials 

b. Supports Museum marketing efforts

c. Helps to ensure Museum's strong, positive public image.


4. Dovetails members into fund raising program

a. Develops membership solicitation strategies

b. Supports member relations.


5. Supervises, trains and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel and consultants


6. Participates in Board meetings


7. Participates as a member of the senior staff in developing Museum plans and procedures and participates in weekly team meetings


8. Remains current on development issues and best practices


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Name Description
Deadline October 1, 2018
Date Listed: September 10, 2018
Organization Providence Children's Museum
Web Address
Address 100 South Street
City Providence
State/Prov RI
Country United States
Postal Code 02903
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Salary $60,000 - $65,000
Application Instructions Email cover letter and resume to the Executive Director a t . Please attach pdfs of the cover letter and resume; title them with the position name and your last name. No phone calls please.

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