Vice President, Development
Summary:The Vice President, Planning is responsible for building and serving a loyal and diversified donor base by developing, overseeing, and managing all of the National Women's History Museum's (NWHM) fundraising efforts to meet operating and special campaign goals; representing the organization, including as a spokesperson; and developing strategic partnerships. As a member of the senior management team, this individual participates with Board members, the President and CEO, and other senior managers to help chart NWHM's direction, assure NWHM's accountability to all constituents, and ensure NWHM's effective operation. The Vice President, Planning is responsible for building and serving a loyal and diversified donor base by developing, overseeing, and managing all of the National Women's History Museum's (NWHM) fundraising efforts to meet operating and special campaign goals; representing the organization, including as a spokesperson; and developing strategic partnerships. As a member of the senior management team, this individual participates with Board members, the President and CEO, and other senior managers to help chart NWHM's direction, assure NWHM's accountability to all constituents, and ensure NWHM's effective operation. Responsibilities:Develop, oversee, coordinate, execute, and reliably steward all fundraising initiatives (operations, special campaigns, capital, endowment, and/or other) to meet revenue goals via contributed and in-kind gifts as well as net event proceeds, including related strategy and promotional efforts, collaborating interdepartmentally with senior staff.Grow existing, renew lapsed, and develop new relationships at local, regional, and national levels with individual, institutional, and government donors and prospective donors, in part by managing prioritized prospecting and research efforts, executing next steps, communicating assignments, evolving plans as needed, and driving forward all progress.Work closely with VP, External Affairs and other senior part- or full- time staff to help create print, electronic, and oral materials that adhere to NWHM standards to support fundraising campaigns and initiatives, including but not limited to: proposals; appeals; presentations; request letters; other solicitations; reports; flyers; banners; and other promotional materials; invitations; programs; other special event and gala materials; and donor credits.Supervise small but growing full-time fundraising and development staff as well as departmental fellowship, intern, and volunteer participants, in part by creating and managing timelines as appropriate. Support event management efforts, including but not limited to: participation in seating process; speaking agenda development work; and personal attendance at NWHM events in order to cultivate relationships and meet and greet donors, prospects, and other guests.Work with all NWHM divisions. Contribute to and support internal (including Board) fundraising and development solicitation and stewardship strategies to further institutional goals as well as team awareness, understanding, and involvement as NWHM ambassadors, providing training and support as needed.In helping to set external and internal organizational fundraising goals, regularly generate and review revenue projection reports with appropriate Staff, Board, and/or Volunteer leaders, determine and execute quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to assess corresponding success rates, then propose and implement strategic tactics and next steps as appropriate.Serve as a spokesperson for NWHM with donor constituents as appropriate. Represent NWHM at related donor events and participate in other projects.Develop and manage short- and long- term budgets related to all NWHM fundraising and development efforts. Working closely with the President and CEO and VP, External Affairs, maintain connections with the Board of Directors, providing regular opportunities to support and involve Board members with NWHM's fundraising and development work, share news and information to enhance each Board member's capacity to serve as NWHM ambassador, and explore possible new Board members.Keep up-to-date on fundraising media, marketing, and communication industry trends and developments, in order to address and advise the President and CEO, Board, and senior staff regarding changes, opportunities, and/or challenges, as well as implications of organizational policy and program decisions. Maintain successful relationships with program partners as well as consultants, third-party providers, and other outside vendors. Minimum Qualifications:10+ years of progressively responsible fundraising and development work, with individual giving experience and active involvement in making high-level solicitations. Customer service orientation and membership experience required. Demonstrated ability to create and implement successful, large-scale fundraising campaigns. Five years in management at an upper or executive level, with proven record of people and project management. Excellent verbal, written, general communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail. Ability to clearly articulate organization's mission and goals with energy and passion. Ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them. Creative and analytical skills required. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced context within a close, collaborative working environment. Experience and proficiency in web-based fundraising and communications tactics, including use of social media. Experience in budget development and management. Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel); Database literacy.Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality. Museum and/or non-profit experience a plus.B.S. degree required, Master's degree a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. EOE.Please submit resume and cover letter noting salary requirement to email@example.com with the subject line "VP Development." Candidates will be reviewed until a hire is made.