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Director of Development at the National Public Housing Museum

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 Fall 2018, 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.

The Director of Development will be a member of the senior management team reporting to the Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum.  The Director of Development is responsible for the leadership, direction, and management of the development functions of the Museum. Working with the Executive Director, other staff, and dedicated Board of Directors, Director of Development is responsible for building an effective team from available resources, planning and directing activities to meet annual operating budgets and the 14-million-dollar capital and endowment objective.  

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Executive Director, the Board members and the staff to fulfill the mission and achieve the vision of the Museum.

  • Serve as the Museum’s chief major gifts officer.  The Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward many major gifts prospects.

  • Create and implement major gifts, capital, and endowment campaigns.

  • Work with the ED and staff to develop and manage the strategic development for the organization.

  • Coordinate and supervise all development activities including donor acquisition; prospect research; corporate, foundation and government relations; major gifts and lower level individual contributions; and other sources. Continually develop and implement creative programs for giving to the Museum.

  • Coordinate Development strategies with communications and public relations staff to enhance public understanding and awareness of the organization’s mission, vision, goals, and services.  

  • Help to train, manage and motivate the Board of Directors, empowering them to serve as the primary fundraising arm of the organization working especially closely with the Fundraising and Capital Campaign committees.

  • Direct the planning and implementation of major fundraising special events, and other cultivation and stewardship events.

  • Oversee and direct the financial administration of contributed income including maintaining systems, databases, software and donor/prospect records as well as providing timely and thorough reports to the Executive Director and Board.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Board members, donors, prospects, the philanthropic community, and other relevant constituency groups.

  • Participate in appropriate professional associations.

  • Serve as an articulate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson for the Museum.


Candidate Profile

We are seeking a dynamic, professional leader committed to diversity, access, and equity, with at least five years 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 programs to come together.  We are seeking a natural leader who can motivate and inspire volunteers as well as mentor and direct staff.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years quantifiable success in development.

  • Experience with capital campaigns and donor acquisition required.

  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and a 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 simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, mentor staff, build a team, and enhance the professionalism of development of a growing small non-profit organization.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.

  • Enthusiasm, drive, motivational ability, and willingness to take calculated risks.

Compensation is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit industry: 75-85K. Excellent benefit package offered, including medical and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation pay, and paid sick leave.

EEO:

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 women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume by May 1st, 2018 to: jobs@nphm.org.

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INTERNSHIPS

At this time there are no internships available. 

EEO:

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.