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Manager of Giving & Donor Relations

The Mob Museum
Nevada, United States
$50,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Grant Administration, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative
Advocacy, Community Foundations, Legal Services, Museum, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines.

The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named “2021 Top Workplaces in Nevada” by the Las Vegas Review Journal,  one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t-Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse.

In 2017, The Mob Museum received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, only about 1,000 are currently accredited. Applying for accreditation through AAM involves a rigorous process where museums must demonstrate excellence in core characteristics related to collections stewardship, organizational health, education, planning, public service and overall commitment to excellence.

The Manager of Giving & Donor Relations will be a key member of the Development team, highly involved in all aspects of fund development and management, and will be responsible for managing The Mob Museum’s relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and potentially some government agencies. The majority of the Manager of Giving & Donor Relations’ time will be focused on identifying, soliciting, and stewarding the Museum’s individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

The Manager of Giving & Donor Relations will oversee all administrative considerations for the development department, ensuring the accuracy, as well as the timeliness of donor events and communications. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the design and execution of creative strategies for the acquisition, solicitation, stewardship and retention of Museum donors. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Manager of Giving & Donor Relations will play an integral role in achieving the organization’s financial goals by assisting in the success of a flourishing giving program while advancing the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

Grant Writing and Management

  • Author grant proposals, requests, and reports.
  • Manage the grant submission process, including collection and synthesis of data, completion of proposals, tracking, reporting, and correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain an annual schedule of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports, tracking outcomes and updating the calendar on a regular basis.
  • Build and sustain a pipeline of prospective funders by researching and identifying new grant prospects.
  • Provide leadership for strategic planning around funding alignment, upgrades from current donors, and increasing multi­year grants.
  • Work with Marketing staff to ensure accurate information is transmitted in all funder communications. 

Individual Giving

  • Serve as a point of contact for existing and potential donors.
  • Communicate via phone and email to answer questions, process donations, and share pertinent information.
  • Writes and coordinates donor appeals (annual and ongoing).
  • Steward donors by tracking and processing gifts, ensuring prompt acknowledgement of donations.
  • Track donor retention and renewal.
  • Screen donors to identify prospects for major gifts.

Institutional Giving Stewardship and Solicitation

  • Research and identify corporate and foundation prospects and opportunities.
  • Assist the Senior Development Director in developing engagement strategies for current and potential institutional donors, partners, and sponsors.
  • Support strategic donor outreach and communications and maintain regular correspondence with key funding representatives.
  • Conduct in person meetings with foundation staff members to cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships as needed, utilizing senior staff where necessary.
  • Assist the marketing team in the development of engaging funder collateral as needed.

Data Management

  • Support the organization’s development database, developing strategies for its use, and collaborating with other departments to ensure regular, accurate data collection in support of meaningful, regular reporting.
  • Analyze and share fundraising and grant implementation and impact data to empower informed decision making with respect to the Museum’s prospects and strategies, and effective compliance with and stewardship of current grants.

Other Duties

  • Assist with development events (planning and implementation).
  • Act as host to Museum VIP guests.
  • Stay abreast of in-house exhibitions, educational programs, and related community events.
  • Demonstrate leadership in fostering an organizational culture that values innovation, promotes inclusion, and inspires excellence in the work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience / Qualifications / Requirements:

  • No less than 3 years development experience in 2 or more of the following areas: grant writing, proposal development, grant management, corporate sponsorships, prospect research
  • Winning portfolio of closed gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Proficiency MS Dynamics 365 CRM (or other CRM)
  • Computer literacy, including experience and proficiency with databases and office productivity software
  • Able to constantly operate a computer, phone, or other office productivity machinery.
  • Able to stand for extended periods, regularly traverse between and throughout the exhibit floors, occasionally traverse outdoors, and to meet the physical and psychological demands of leading building evacuations and responding to other emergency situations.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and complete projects successfully as planned
  • Ability to work with diverse constituents, both internally and externally
  • Able to take ownership of problematic situations using proper judgment to find possible solutions or alternatives.  Leadership skills necessary for responding authoritatively under stress.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is unrivaled in content and recognized for a truly outstanding guest experience.
  • Eagerness and capability of serving as consistent role model for Museum’s Core Values: Bold Thinking, Taking Responsibility, People Driven, Commitment to Community, and Thrive, embodying each value in spirit and practice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a museum or cultural focused nonprofit  
  • Knowledge of the Southern Nevada philanthropic community
  • Standard items


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Advanced degree in a related field preferred.


$50,000-$75,000 Annual Salary commensurate with experience
Benefits + 401(k)

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The Mob Museum is a nonprofit museum with a mission of advancing the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society. The Museum presents authentic stories about organized crime and law enforcement via interactive exhibits, original multi-media, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and dynamic programming.  For more information about the Museum, visit

The Mob Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

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