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Assistant Director, Development

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Planet Word
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Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

Assistant Director, Development, Job Description


Reports to:                                       Director of Development and External Relations

FLSA Status:                                    Full time, exempt employee

Date Written/Revised:                October 2021


Organization

Planet Word (www.planetwordmuseum.org) is a brand-new interactive museum that brings language to life with unique, immersive experiences for people of all ages. Nothing like it exists anywhere else in the world. Founded by Ann Friedman, the museum has been established in the newly renovated and restored National Historic Landmark Franklin School, at the corner of 13th and K streets in the heart of Washington, D.C.

 

Planet Word’s commitment to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell. At Planet Word, we strive to provide a forum for civil discourse and to be a place where our community, in all its vibrant diversity, can gather to share the words that bridge differences and forge solutions.

          

POSITION

Planet Word is searching for a creative and outgoing individual to help us grow our network of supporters and raise the critical funds needed to maintain the museum’s future sustainability and vitality. The position will work with the Founder & CEO, Executive Director, and Director of Development and External Relations in all aspects of building and executing a fundraising program that sustains the organization through a solid yearly base of support for ongoing annual operations. This position will be responsible for growing our membership base and providing, in concert with the Director of Development and External Relations, an acquisition strategy to build a pipeline of major and principal gift supporters. Additionally, this individual will provide executive support to the Founder & CEO, serving as a trusted partner who maintains confidentiality and professionalism in all situations.


RESPONSIBILITIES

In concert with the Director of Development and External Relations, Executive Director, and Founder & CEO, develop and implement a comprehensive plan to engage constituents to participate in membership, annual giving, fundraising events, and corporate sponsorship programs.


SPECIFICS:

  • Maintain and grow an annual donor and membership yearly campaign effort:  Manage the implementation of an annual fund and membership campaign to drive yearly gifts to maintain museum sustainability. This is a multi-channel fundraising effort utilizing outside consulting services for direct, digital, and other means of donor acquisition. This individual is the lead responsible for the execution and stewardship of the membership and annual fund campaign.
  • Event Planning and Management: Lead the planning and execution of 4-6 cultivation events yearly to steward donors who contribute to the museum through either annual giving, membership, or corporate support; develop and execute museum fundraising events, including special yearly outreach activities such as a Gala.
  • Stewardship: Define and manage benefit delivery for the membership and annual fund program on an ongoing basis.  Define and implement stewardship strategy.
  • Reporting and Tracking: Oversee the management of the donor pipeline and reporting through the database and other tools. Provide regular reports to funders with updates on status of activities. Regularly report to Development Committee members and Board of Directors on fundraising milestones and metrics using verifiable data from the database.

§ Gift Processing: Responsible for all phases including deposits, acknowledgement drafting, database administration including gift entry and list pulling.

§ Communications: Draft, design, and deliver member and donor newsletters and other communications.

§ Executive Support: Provide executive support to the CEO/Founder and represent her to the public through calendar and correspondence management, mailing, scheduling meetings, and ensuring appropriate follow-up. Ensure the CEO/Founder is informed on a daily basis about the operations of the organization and is prepared for upcoming meetings and appointments by assembling necessary materials.


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS


  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization, preferably in the arts/culture/education space.
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing gifts from a variety of audiences and work with multi-channel fundraising efforts to build a solid base for support.
  • Track record in building new programs and taking on new initiatives.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in presentation and event development.
  • Evidenced proficiency in budget planning and management.
  • Strong communication skills and public presence.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

·        Good interpersonal skills; able to work with cross-functional teams and lead through influence.

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail; able to manage diverse tasks, activities, and projects.

·        Strong computer skills, experience with a CRM system such as Salesforce, experience and fluency with MS Office

·        Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

·        Ability to work beyond a standard schedule when required for special events or meetings

  • Graphic design skills a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master's degree in a related field is a plus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and arms to operate keyboard, mouse and phone. The employee needs to regularly use senses of sight and hearing. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and is occasionally required to stand; walk stoop or kneel. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds.

Assistant Director, Development, Job Description


Reports to:                                       Director of Development and External Relations

FLSA Status:                                    Full time, exempt employee

Date Written/Revised:                October 2021


Organization

Planet Word (www.planetwordmuseum.org) is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Compensation

USD 65,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

Full employee medical, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD/ADD plus dependent share

Full employee medical, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD/ADD plus dependent share

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter that speaks to your interest in Planet Word and your fit for this position to:

Careers@planetwordmuseum.org Subject: Assistant Director, Development      

 

Planet Word values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons. 

To Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter that speaks to your interest in Planet Word and your fit for this position to:

Careers@planetwordmuseum.org Subject: Assistant…

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