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.
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
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African
American History and Culture seeks an experienced candidate to fill
the role of Foundations Relations Officer to execute a fundraising
program focused on foundation outreach and relations to support the
Museum and other pan-institutional priorities. The incumbent will
identify, track, manage and cultivate a wide range of potential and
active foundation prospects and donors; ensure that stewardship and
reporting requirements are met to ensure successful foundation
partnerships; and monitor, evaluate, and provide statistical
reports designed to advise leadership on progress towards meeting
A minimum of 5 years of experience managing foundation relations
with a demonstrated track record in cultivating and soliciting
major gifts from foundations and other organizations, a passion for
learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and
growing operation should be demonstrated in your application.
Strong organizational, relationship, collaboration, and
communication skills as well as the ability to work independently
are essential. Experience in complex higher education or a large
cultural or environmental organization is preferred. A Bachelor’s
degree is required.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is
the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation
of African American life, history, and culture. It was established
by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote
and highlight the contributions of African Americans.
The Smithsonian offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive
benefits package. To learn more about us visit www.si.edu. This is not a federal position
but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates
should submit their resumes and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22,
2022. 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.