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Major Gifts Officer

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ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan helps children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Our offerings embrace the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities and include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. 

Our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus include early childhood education, creativity, health, and world cultures.

Founded in 1973 by parents as a grassroots neighborhood organization, the Children’s Museum flourished. Today it is a beloved citywide resource for children, family, and educators as well as a popular destination for visitors from around the world. Each year approximately 350,000 people visit our 38,000 square-foot learning facility on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from the Museum’s outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers, and hospitals; its touring exhibitions; and its online tools and curricula.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) seeks a Major Gifts Officer to generate $500,000 annually through major donor fundraising including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and family foundation donors and prospects capable of major gifts with a focus on contributions from $5,000-$100,000. Reporting to the Director of Development (DoD) and working in partnership with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Major Gifts Officer will be a key member of a high-performing fundraising team dedicated to advancing the Museum’s mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts prospects. Manage a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects and donors including our mid-level giving program of Community Champion Members.
  • Strengthen the commitment of current donors through individual meetings, site visits, phone calls, office visits, special mailings, and other relationship-building correspondence and activities.
  • Conceive, plan, and implement cultivation events targeting donors capable of major gifts, including board receptions, donor or prospect meetings, and special stewardship events.
  • Prepare regular progress reports for the development department.   
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of tracking systems; maintain accurate, concise, and timely records including gifts, pledges, biographical data, and donor actions.
  • Work with Development, Communications, and Program staff to develop compelling materials to maximize fundraising results.
  • Maintain an understanding of CMOM’s core program and policies.
  • Contribute to Development team planning meetings and trainings, fundraising and organizational strategic planning meetings.
  • Actively participate as a contributing member of the staff and its overall mission.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of Development experience with proven success in individual major gift fundraising.
  • Ability to clearly articulate organization mission and strategies to a broad range of people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of New York City’s philanthropic community preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with donors as well as success working with information systems to support achievement of revenue goals.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task must be highly detail-oriented, organized and motivated
  • Fully conversant with all Microsoft office products.
  • The spirit of CMOM is collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial. The ideal candidate has a track record of effectively providing essential support to a multi-person team. 

COMPENSATION 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please provide salary requirements with your application. 

TO APPLY

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to admin@cmom.org

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks will be completed on all employees.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan helps children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Our offerings embrace the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities and include exhibitions…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
212 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks will be completed on all employees.

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