The Walters Art Museum, an encyclopedic museum located in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Square, presents a rich and varied schedule of special exhibitions and programs for the public, while offering free admission to its renowned permanent collection.
We seek a seasoned, team-oriented professional Assistant Director of Development. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Development, the incumbent serves second in command for the Development Division with direct supervisory responsibility for three key departments: Individual Giving, Special Events and Rentals. Oversees the administration of the Division and helps set the strategic direction for marketing the Development program , with a specific focus on acquiring and motivating individual donors and on development communications through all available channels.
- Assisting the Deputy Director for Development in setting the strategic direction for the Division, including annual revenue and expense budgets, program and staffing plans, , and coordination of the volunteers and fundraising and friendraising Committees that assist in the development effort.
- Managing and motivating staff of seven constituting Individual Giving, Special Events, Rentals and administrative support; monitors programs to ensure achievement of annual revenue goals and accountability.
- Working closely with the Deputy Director and program staff, designs structure of communications, events, solicitation and stewardship to ensure good will building and maximizing contributed revenue for annual operations
- Working closely with the Marketing, Education and Visitor Services departments to add new constituents to build file of qualified prospects.
- Providing analytical information for divisional decision making; monitoring programs and team performance, financial results and impact of solicitation efforts and providing progress reports to Deputy Director, key volunteers and the Development committee of the Board.
- Assisting in the development and implementation of divisional policies and procedures.
- Representing the department in institutional projects and events; and performing other duties as assigned.
- B. A. degree, 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible development and/or marketing experience and proven track record in managing a multi-faceted development program.
- Strategic and analytical thinker. Must be able to analyze financial results, discern trends and adjust strategy accordingly.
- Strong leadership, management, administrative and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the mechanics of fundraising from individuals and awareness of best practices.
- Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge database, experience with constituent relationship management systems a plus. Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office programs and open to new technologies and new challenges.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, editing and proofreading skills required (experience writing persuasive letters and direct mail copy a plus). Must show ability to establish and develop relationships and collaborate with colleagues and volunteers.
The selected candidate will work in a fast paced, goal oriented environment that relies on consensus-building, teamwork and accountability for results. Attendance at evening and weekend meetings and events required.
Competitive salary and attractive benefits package. For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to email@example.com. Application close date is March 22, 2013. An EOE Employer. An alcohol, smoke and drug free environment.