Vice President: Development: Please Touch Museum

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 9:14 am.

Please Touch Museum (the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia) is a non-profit, with an $8 million operating budget, seeks a Vice President, Development who will assist the President & CEO of the Please Touch Museum (PTM) into its next chapter. The Vice President, Development will provide leadership, management and strategies for all fundraising and membership related campaigns, programs, events and initiatives.

The Vice President, Development is responsible for the following, but not limited to: maintains and grows current funding and membership based relationships and looks for opportunities to increase funding from current sources; identify, research, attract and cultivate new funding prospects and sources; maintains and grows a personal list of current donors and prospects; raise $2M to $4M through identified strategies and tactics; manage the $1.5M membership campaign, including identification of areas for growth; successful management of Development Committee of Board of Directors; work closely with the President & CEO, Senior Management, Board of Directors and key constituents to expand museum’s current development program; advises, guides and provides leadership on planning for funding requests and outreach; provide support for the President & CEO, EVP, Board of Directors, and committees with their donor prospect lists, calls, letters and meetings; develops and implements strategies, plans and timelines to meet fundraising and membership goals; coordinate closely with the Senior Staff on corporate sponsorship, grant proposals and events; participate with senior management in the ongoing planning and programming/development of the Museum as it relates to contributed revenue and membership; serve as a representative of the Museum; prepares and deliver activity reports on departmental activities; manage, supervise and coordinate the Development & Membership Department; coordinate all development and membership activities across departments; manage and oversee all areas of contributed revenue and fundraising events; participate in the development and maintenance of the Museum’s plans and programs as a community partner; ensure and facilitate the Museum’s Strategic Planning Goals; and attain a long-term financial stability.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school; minimum of eight years prior experience in senior level position with a nonprofit organization with proven success in development; experience in fundraising and membership in a Museum or arts/culture related field; experience in working closely with the Board of Directors and related committees; a proven track record of substantial and diverse fund development; demonstrates excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation and commitment to the mission of the museum; experienced leader who has been a member of an executive management team, demonstrating excellent accountability, leadership, communication, mentoring, empowerment and resource management skills; proven ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects to meet business goals; must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals; budget analysis and various contributed revenue proposals; ability to put together a metrics plan to incorporate into a development & membership plan to achieve budgeted goals for the fiscal year; ability to analyze donor prospect research information to put together a solicitation plan; event management and, project management; understanding of best practices in the fields of development & membership and understanding and execution of the donor cultivation process

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, resume and salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone: 215-581-3189; cellphone: 215-620-8589 EOE

Contact: Director, Human Resources Judy Meyers

Phone: 215-581-3189

Fax: 215-581-3182


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