Development Officer

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



134 West 26th St
Suite 4 S
New York
New York
United States


The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. 

MoMath seeks a well-rounded and experienced development professional to play a key role in the Museum’s fundraising and membership efforts.  The development officer will pursue program-related and general operating support for the Museum from corporate, foundation, government, and individual contributors.  The development officer will represent MoMath through professional, responsive communication to the people and organizations who support the Museum, and will maintain the development database and perform other administrative tasks as required to support an effective functioning of the Museum’s development activities.

This is a full-time permanent position based in New York City. It offers a full suite of benefits. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Steward existing Museum relationships and research, identify, and cultivate potential new individual, family, corporate, and foundation funders

·      Utilize a full spectrum of fundraising methods (e.g., personal appeals, applications and grant proposals, direct mail, email, and online fundraising)

·      Support a robust schedule of Museum cultivation and fundraising events

·      Maintain close communication with senior Museum management regarding fundraising strategies and progress towards goals

·      Participate in the preparation of development reports for Board of Directors meetings

·      Keep the Museum’s CEO and other senior management abreast of specific member and donor requests and obligations, and of the progress towards meeting them

·      Track the Museum’s obligations with respect to each member, donor, and sponsor, and ensure they are being met

·      Maintain records of all fundraising and membership activity in the development database; record donations and membership payments, including scans of appropriate documentation

·      Reply to inquiries and requests related to fundraising and membership in a professional, timely manner 

·      Provide donors, members, and sponsors with expeditious acknowledgement of all donations and membership purchases

·      Provide administrative support for all development efforts, ranging from mailings and scanning to coordination of fundraising events 

·      Create and maintain donor lists to allow appropriate recognition on the MoMath website and in the Museum

·      Contact members regarding upcoming expirations

·      Collaborate with accounting personnel to ensure that donations and membership payments are reconciled with accounting records on a monthly basis, and that discrepancies are investigated and resolved

·      Represent MoMath with an upbeat and positive attitude and demeanor in a variety of administrative interactions

·      Other fundraising duties as needed


·      Two to three years' work experience in a not-for-profit fundraising or development role

·      Demonstrated proficiency in supporting the management of relationships with donors 

·      Previous experience with donor-tracking and/or CRM software 

·      Extraordinary presentation and communication skills in writing, on the phone, and in person

·      Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

·      A highly refined sense of professionalism and responsibility

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

·      A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.orgwith a subject line that includes “Development Officer” and your name: 

1.    A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria

2.    A current résumé, including grade point averages

3.    A 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics