Coordinator, Principal Gifts

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New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 19, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

American Museum Of Natural History

Coordinator, Principal Gifts

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Coordinator for Principal Gifts who will report directly to the Chief Principal Gifts Officer. The Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Principal Gifts team's high-level institutional fundraising efforts, including work with the Board of Trustees, and providing organizational and administrative assistance to the Chief Principal Gifts Officer. This is an opportunity for a detail-oriented, self-starter with exceptionally strong writing and organizational skills to be an important part of a very busy Museum fundraising program. The successful applicant will experience up close the operations of a prominent cultural institution, as well as enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the Museum's extraordinary scientific collections and leading research and education programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide general administrative support to the Chief Principal Gifts Officer.
  • Draft, revise, and track effective acknowledgement letters, proposals, visit briefings, presentations, and other Trustee and donor correspondence from Museum leadership.
  • Plan and execute various cultivation and stewardship activities, including an active schedule of donor meetings and site visits, as well as the production of donor gifts.
  • Support the coordination of the annual Chairman's Appeal program, which raises operating support from the Museum's Board of Trustees.
  • Plan and coordinate two high-level annual stewardship dinners for Trustees and other donors.
  • Maintain current and accurate donor records in Raiser's Edge (SQL CRM database).
  • Process, track, and report on Trustee and principal donor giving, primarily using Raiser's Edge.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Museum, including fellow Institutional Advancement staff, scientists, educators, exhibition specialists, volunteers, and others.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 year of office experience required (non-profit development experience a plus).
    • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to easily change writing styles to fit audience and voice.
    • Ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally.
    • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, sharp attention to detail, strong work ethic, excellent judgment, and discretion.
    • Ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-expectation environment.
    • Fluency in Microsoft Office and Keynote
    • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for fundraising events and donor visits.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Raiser’s Edge or other CRM experience preferred.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

    The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

    If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.


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