Chief Advancement Officer

4 days left

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
190,000 – 210,000
Posted
Dec 29, 2022
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Fundraising
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art seeks to recruit a Chief Advancement Officer.

 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, which holds extraordinary collections of Asian art and American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement, is devoted to fostering the understanding Asian art and culture through onsite and online exhibitions, public programming, and scholarly research.

 

This position serves as the Chief Advancement Officer with responsibility for directing all functions and aspects of fundraising for the Museum. The CAO will collaborate with and support leadership (Director, Senior Leadership Team, and Advisory Board) to develop new partnerships with individuals, foundations, and corporations to advance the museum’s work. The CAO is responsible for leading an integrated program that includes principal, major, and annual gift solicitation from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations; membership; operations; and stewardship. The position oversees a high performing team and reports to the Director, with whom the incumbent works closely.

 

A new Chief Advancement Officer will join the institution at an exciting moment in its history. 2023 marks the Centennial of the museum’s founding. As it celebrates its success as one of the most respected Asian art museums in the world, the museum is also transforming all aspects of its work to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. The new CAO will be a critical member of the leadership team that ensures the success of this transformation, including the implementation of a major capital campaign.

 

Major duties include:

 

  • Establish and lead major fundraising initiatives to support the broad and ever-evolving programmatic needs of the Museum. Collaborate with internal and external Smithsonian staff on ways to enhance donor relations, develop fundraising materials, and plan cultivation events of all sizes. Working closely with museum leadership, manage all aspects of the upcoming campaign, and future Smithsonian-wide campaigns, particularly as they relate to major and principal gift donors. Serve as an inspiring fundraiser and brand champion for the National Museum of Asian Art and the catalyst in strengthening the museum’s culture of philanthropy. In partnership with the Director and senior team, craft and implement a strategic multi-year development operating plan, with corresponding data, tactics, and goals for fundraising. Drive and own the operating plan’s set of key metrics, augment when necessary, and monitor progress to goals. Maintain a rigorous commitment to frontline fundraising and new major donor prospect identification. Commit to ongoing discovery of new major and principal gift prospects, and personally manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors at the highest levels of giving capacity, including both individual and institutional sources. Establish and maintain close, direct relationships with donors and prospects. Oversee the development and management of the Office of Advancement’s annual department budget in the internal budget process. Collaborate with the Director, senior curatorial staff, and other senior museum leaders to identify and refine revenue-raising priorities for the museum, translating those priorities into compelling opportunities for support. Oversee the hiring and management of an experienced and highly talented staff, fostering an environment of commitment, passion, and professionalism. Set appropriate annual goals and monitor progress on a regular basis. Work in close alignment and partnership with the Smithsonian’s central Office of Advancement, led by respected industry leader Robert J. Spiller, Assistant Secretary for Advancement. The Chief Advancement Officer will have the support of this comprehensive office and access to all resources therein to ensure coordination of fundraising processes. Oversee the development of effective, inspirational, and powerful communications and materials in support of fundraising, including proposals for presentation to prospective donors.

Key requirements

 

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, Board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity. Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget. A proven and inspirational frontline major gifts fundraiser with a long track record of success in securing six and seven-figure gifts and greater. Demonstrated strength in prospect discovery and in building effective strategies to compel new major donor targets to invest in the museum’s programs and mission. Direct experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires; a global orientation and knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy. Must have experience working with individual and institutional donors on a global scale. Experience identifying, nurturing, and working with Board members and other museum supporters, and an appreciation for their role in building an effective fundraising network.

Job details:

 

  • Appointment type: Indefinite (This is not a Federal position) Schedule: Full-Time Duty Location: Washington, DC

Benefits and Application Instructions:

 

The Smithsonian offers employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to make your career very rewarding. See www.sihr.si.edu for details. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to FSG-asiaHR@si.edu  by January 31, 2023. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line.

 

The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.

 

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify through the email address listed in this announcement.

 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art seeks to recruit a Chief Advancement Officer.

 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, which holds extraordinary collections of Asian art and American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement, is devoted to fostering the understanding Asian art and culture through onsite and online exhibitions, public programming, and scholarly research.

 

This position serves as the Chief Advancement Officer with responsibility for directing all functions and aspects of fundraising for the Museum. The CAO will collaborate with and support leadership (Director, Senior Leadership Team, and Advisory Board) to develop new partnerships with individuals, foundations, and corporations to advance the museum’s work. The CAO is responsible for leading an integrated program that includes principal, major, and annual gift solicitation from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations; membership; operations; and stewardship. The position oversees a high performing team and reports to the Director, with whom the incumbent works closely.

 

A new Chief Advancement Officer will join the institution at an exciting moment in its history. 2023 marks the Centennial of the museum’s founding. As it celebrates its success as one of the most respected Asian art museums in the world, the museum is also transforming all aspects of its work to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. The new CAO will be a critical member of the leadership team that ensures the success of this transformation, including the implementation of a major capital campaign.

 

Major duties include:

 

  • Establish and lead major fundraising initiatives to support the broad and ever-evolving programmatic needs of the Museum. Collaborate with internal and external Smithsonian staff on ways to enhance donor relations, develop fundraising materials, and plan cultivation events of all sizes. Working closely with museum leadership, manage all aspects of the upcoming campaign, and future Smithsonian-wide campaigns, particularly as they relate to major and principal gift donors. Serve as an inspiring fundraiser and brand champion for the National Museum of Asian Art and the catalyst in strengthening the museum’s culture of philanthropy. In partnership with the Director and senior team, craft and implement a strategic multi-year development operating plan, with corresponding data, tactics, and goals for fundraising. Drive and own the operating plan’s set of key metrics, augment when necessary, and monitor progress to goals. Maintain a rigorous commitment to frontline fundraising and new major donor prospect identification. Commit to ongoing discovery of new major and principal gift prospects, and personally manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors at the highest levels of giving capacity, including both individual and institutional sources. Establish and maintain close, direct relationships with donors and prospects. Oversee the development and management of the Office of Advancement’s annual department budget in the internal budget process. Collaborate with the Director, senior curatorial staff, and other senior museum leaders to identify and refine revenue-raising priorities for the museum, translating those priorities into compelling opportunities for support. Oversee the hiring and management of an experienced and highly talented staff, fostering an environment of commitment, passion, and professionalism. Set appropriate annual goals and monitor progress on a regular basis. Work in close alignment and partnership with the Smithsonian’s central Office of Advancement, led by respected industry leader Robert J. Spiller, Assistant Secretary for Advancement. The Chief Advancement Officer will have the support of this comprehensive office and access to all resources therein to ensure coordination of fundraising processes. Oversee the development of effective, inspirational, and powerful communications and materials in support of fundraising, including proposals for presentation to prospective donors.

Key requirements

 

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, Board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity. Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget. A proven and inspirational frontline major gifts fundraiser with a long track record of success in securing six and seven-figure gifts and greater. Demonstrated strength in prospect discovery and in building effective strategies to compel new major donor targets to invest in the museum’s programs and mission. Direct experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires; a global orientation and knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy. Must have experience working with individual and institutional donors on a global scale. Experience identifying, nurturing, and working with Board members and other museum supporters, and an appreciation for their role in building an effective fundraising network.

Job details:

 

  • Appointment type: Indefinite (This is not a Federal position) Schedule: Full-Time Duty Location: Washington, DC

Benefits and Application Instructions:

 

The Smithsonian offers employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to make your career very rewarding. See www.sihr.si.edu for details. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to FSG-asiaHR@si.edu  by January 31, 2023. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line.

 

The Smithsonian Institution ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.

 

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify through the email address listed in this announcement.

 

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