Job Title: Director of Development and
Position Type: Full-time position, starting at
$90-100k based on experience and qualifications, with medical,
dental and retirement benefits
Reports To: Executive Director
Application deadline: August 26, 2022
Application instructions: Submit your resume,
cover letter and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line
“Director of Development, [YOUR NAME]”
Director of Development and Advancement at the National
Public Housing Museum
NPHM is looking for a Director of Development, who is
enthusiastic about contributing to a joyful work environment,
committed to diversity, equity, access and inclusion, and helping
to develop and grow a development program that reflects the values
of a 21st century museum committed to social
The successful candidate should have experience in
capital campaigns, annual giving, exhibition and program
fundraising, grassroots efforts, membership drives, and be willing
to think creatively, and advance new ways of sustaining a civic and
This position reports directly to the Executive Director, and
will be a member of the senior management team. This position
works with the Executive Director, a development associate, key
staff, Board of Directors, and Campaign Committees to accomplish
their job responsibilities. The position is responsible for
planning and activities related to fundraising to meet annual
operating budget, and the timely completion of the 16.5
million-dollar capital, of which 14.5 million dollars has been
raised. The position is responsible for the leadership,
direction, and management of the development functions of a Museum
that has a national audience, but is also committed to being a
civic and cultural anchor on the near West Side of
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Works closely with the Executive Director, the Board members and
the staff to fulfill the mission of the Museum.
"Develop, implement and maintain creative donor and funding
strategies for the advancement of the museum, its mission and its
Collaborate with ED to develop strategy
Serve as the Museum’s chief major gifts officer and serve as an
enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the Museum
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major prospects.
Direct portfolio assignments to Board, Executive Director and
other staff, and manage their own portfolio of prospects.
Coordinate and supervise all development activities including
donor cultivation and prospect research, individual contributions,
and direct capital and annual appeal campaigns.
Direct the planning of major fundraising and stewardship events,
and coordinate the team of staff and/or volunteers implementing
them. Monitor event budgets. Evaluate results.
Work with Development Associate to oversee gift-tracking and
donor acknowledgement in the CRM, ensuring accurate record-keeping
Direct and coordinate corporate, foundation, civic, and
government fundraising and stewardship.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Board members,
donors, prospects, the philanthropic community, and other relevant
constituency groups. Help to manage and motivate the Board of
Directors, empowering them to serve as a fundraising asset for the
organization, working especially closely with the Fundraising
Coordinate development strategies with other key staff to
enhance public understanding and awareness of the organization’s
mission, vision, goals, and services.
This is a full-time position, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, with
evening and weekend availability as required to fulfill
responsibilities and for related activities. Currently, Museum
staff have the flexibility to work-from-home, but are in person
whenever necessary. The Director is expected to reside in
We are seeking a dynamic, professional leader committed to
social justice, diversity, equity, access and inclusion, with at
least five years of experience in highly productive development
programs with some significant experience at the management level.
The superior candidate will have an excellent major gifts record of
accomplishment. They will be creative, energetic, and aggressive
with an ability to identify and develop opportunities for donors
and the Museum’s exhibits, and central programs, including the Oral
History Archive and Corps, the Entrepreneurship Hub, Artist As
Instigator Series, and other education programs.
- Bachelor’s Degree and eight or more years of quantifiable
success in development.
- Experience with capital campaigns and donor acquisition
- Demonstrated ability to develop, nurture and build
relationships culminating in major gift success.
- Strategic in thinking and orientation, ability to deal with
emergent issues, multiple projects, and constituents
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, to collaborate when
necessary, and to mentor staff.
- Proven expertise in taking initiative, building and maintaining
strong rapport and positive relationships with staff, Board
members, diverse individuals, and members of the philanthropic
and business community.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the
ability to serve as a key spokesperson for the Museum.
Compensation is competitive with prevailing compensation
for similar positions within the nonprofit industry:
Excellent benefit package offered, including medical and dental
insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation
pay, and paid sick leave.
The National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) is the first cultural
institution in the United States dedicated to interpreting the
American experience in public housing. The Museum, scheduled to
open in our permanent home in Fall, 2023 draws on the power of
place and memory to illuminate the resilience of poor and
working-class families of every race and ethnicity to realize the
promise of America.
The Museum’s mission is to preserve, promote, and propel public
housing as a human right and all of our partnerships and programs
are committed to amplifying the voices, experiences, and stories of
public housing residents. Ultimately, we believe that storytelling
can be a catalyst for innovative public policy solutions that are
responsive to people’s needs and lived experiences
Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to
email@example.com with the subject line “Director of Development, [YOUR
All Staff, Volunteers and Contractors of the National
Public Housing Museum are required to follow our COVID-19
National Public Housing Museum is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status,
military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or
source of income. We are interested in receiving candidates
from a broad spectrum of people, including non-binary people, and
people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.