General Purpose: Reporting to the Director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing and implementing financial solicitation programs for annual and capital giving to the Museum, from individuals and organizations, as well as developing and implementing financial and non-financial programs to promote active and ongoing engagement with the scientific and educational missions of the Museum. The Assistant Director will directly supervise a Development Coordinator, and will be responsible for all membership programs at the Museum.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in development/fundraising, or other relationship-building areas in complex organizations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, with a keen appreciation for the specific challenges of working with prospects who may lack a direct affiliation and/or involvement with the Museum or Yale University. Ability to develop fundraising strategies and techniques.
Ability to work regularly and effectively with the Museum Director, Director of Development, other senior members of the Museum, and the university’s academic and administrative leadership. Affinity for the Museum, New Haven and a desire to spread the same feeling to others.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to donors, volunteers, and colleagues as well as University leadership and students. Professionalism, maturity, good judgment, and an ability to work well in and foster a team environment. High level of integrity and ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects with excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn University databases.
The ability and willingness to travel periodically and work occasional evenings and weekends.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in a museum or cultural environment. Knowledge of and proficiency in corporate and foundation fundraising.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2rZhcIL. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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