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Manager, Institutional Advancement Events

American Museum of Natural History
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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American Museum Of Natural History

Manager, Institutional Advancement Events

The Manager, Institutional Advancement Events will primarily help plan and execute fundraising events and will also manage stewardship and other events for the department. As part of the team, the Manager will lead and/or collaborate on all that is involved with producing and executing the main benefit events by working with event chairs, leadership, and donors. The Manager performs a vital function within the Museum by helping to ensure that all benefit, stewardship, and cultivation events are executed to their utmost capacity. These events help support the museum's educational and scientific initiatives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Help drive solicitation efforts to meet and exceed fundraising goals for multiple annual benefit events.
  • Work with event chairs, leadership committees and donors to broaden participation, and increase revenues through ticket sales, sponsorships, and other opportunities.
  • Develop and manage multiple timelines and task lists.
  • Manage invitation printing, production, and mailing schedules.
  • Monitor proposals and contracts from external vendors to ensure cost efficiency.
  • Liaise with various Museum internal departments as needed.

    Required Qualifications:
    · Bachelor’s degree.· Minimum of 4 years in fundraising event planning.
    · Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
    · Adroit problem solving skills and ability to think strategically.
    · Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.· Ability to work independently, as well as be an integral part of a team.· Ability to lead and guide staff on-site.· Solid Computer skills, including: MS Word, Excel.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    · Database experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.

    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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