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Advancement Associate, Smithsonian Women's Committee

Employer
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Advancement
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Special Events
Fields
Museum
Employment Type
Full Time
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Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history. With our Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, who was previously the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are positioned to realize our goal of being a truly 21st century museum complex. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning. Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

As we continue to build on our success, the Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement seeks a qualified candidate to fill an Advancement Associate position to provide technical and administrative support to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee program. The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) hosts two large events each year:  the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Craft2Wear Show.  SWC member contributions and net revenue from events are used to fund grants to selected Smithsonian programs. The Advancement Associate will assist with a full range of administrative and advancement functions that include recording contributions and event revenue, initiating procurement requests, event support, calendar management, meeting coordination and support, creating spreadsheets, templates, documents and tools, and general administrative support.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates with financial skills, including knowledge of Excel and experience with enterprise-wide financial systems. Experience in fundraising, volunteer management, website management and social media platforms, and/or in a large cultural or environmental organization are also preferred. At least two-years administrative experience, financial skills, the ability to work independently and experience managing multiple projects should be demonstrated in your application.

The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central advancement organization for the Institution.  In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution.  The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, comprised of 19 museums and galleries, nine research centers, 21 libraries, the National Zoological Park and more than 200 affiliate museum partners. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning.

The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to oastaffing@si.edu by October 15, 2021. Please include the position title in your e-mail subject line. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.     

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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