ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PACSCI)
Pacific Science Center, an independent, nonprofit institution,
occupies an unrivaled position in the scientific, technological,
and cultural landscape of Seattle and the greater Pacific
Northwest, serving more than 500,000 people each year. PacSci’s
mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuel a passion
for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us.
The institution provides a range of innovative exhibits and
immersive experiences at its seven-acre campus adjacent to Seattle
Center and in communities and classrooms across the state of
Washington. Each day, PacSci works to expand equity and access to
science, serve as a vital resource for educators statewide, and
fuel discovery and experimentation as a vibrant community
laboratory. PacSci imagines a future in which it serves all grades
in preK-8 low-income schools in the state with on-site programming
in schools, digital and virtual programming, and in-person field
trips – all at no cost to schools, educators, or families.
The Chief Advancement Officer, a visionary, dynamic advancement
strategist, will have an inspiring and rewarding opportunity to
help build Pacific Science Center’s next stage of transformative
growth and impact. The Chief Advancement Officer, a newly created
and elevated position, reports to the President and CEO and serves
as a high-functioning member of PacSci’s executive leadership team.
The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for strategy,
planning, and leading all aspects of integrating development,
marketing, communications, membership, government relations, and
other forms of capacity building to achieve the organization’s
contributed and earned revenue goals.
Within the first 12 to 18 months, the Chief Advancement Officer
will achieve the following major objectives:
- Lead a targeted, integrated advancement strategy that enhances
philanthropic revenue comprehensively, broadens donor engagement
significantly, and builds a growing pipeline for major gifts from
new and existing major donors and prospects.
- Plan, lead, and implement innovative marketing and
communications strategies that maintain and ultimately grow
PacSci’s earned revenue from admissions, membership, theaters,
camps, fee-based programs, events, and other sources.
- Build and generate a portfolio of at least three to five
leadership gifts at the seven-figure level, with a goal of
increasing leadership and major giving to $2 to $3 million annually
within the next three years.
- Work proactively with the Board of Directors and Development
Committee to help inspire and energize their successful engagements
in supporting PacSci’s strategic funding priorities.
- Develop and lead the necessary culture change, both internally
and externally, to build a strong culture of philanthropy that
encourages increased contributions and investments at all levels
for advancing PacSci’s mission.
To read a full position description and to learn how to apply,
please visit: https://insights.campbellcompany.com/PACSCIPG