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Advancement Associate

Employer
Smithsonian Institution
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$61,947.00 - $80,532.00
Closing date
Aug 3, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Fields
Museum
Employment Type
Full Time
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Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history:  the creation of two new Smithsonian museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. These museums build on the legacy and impact of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which has helped transform the nation’s understanding of American history since its opening in 2016.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino advances the representation, understanding and appreciation of Latino history and culture in the United States. The museum collaborates with other Smithsonian museums to expand scholarly research, public programs, digital content, collections and more. The Molina Family Latino Gallery of the National Museum of the American Latino is the Smithsonian’s first gallery dedicated to the Latino experience. The legislation creating the National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian was established by Congress in December 2020.

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. The National Museum of the American Latino seeks an enthusiastic and detailed-focused Advancement Associate to provide support to the advancement team. The position provides technical and administrative support and will assist with a full range of advancement functions including drafting documents and presentations, conducting donor research, implementing various appeal campaigns, assisting with donor events and board meetings; as well as performing data management, gift processing, and other related administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will successfully demonstrate strong communications skills, an ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, superior organization skills, and a thirst for learning. Attention to detail and an intuitive administrative aptitude are essential. A minimum of two-years of experience in supporting an advancement team is required. Applicants with written and oral fluency in Spanish will be strongly preferred. Experience in a large, complex non-profit organization desired. 

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, comprised of 21 museums and galleries, nine research centers, libraries, the National Zoological Park and more than 200 affiliate museum partners. The Smithsonian is dedicated to “the increase and diffusion of knowledge”—encouraging curiosity, igniting wonder, and sparking 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 July 14, 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 ensures its employees (federal and trust), applicants, and affiliated persons (interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are protected from discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation and are free from reprisal against protected activities. In addition, other Smithsonian policy prohibits discrimination based on membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors, and political affiliation.

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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