Fraunces Tavern Museum's programming and staff are growing. We have opened a new full time Development Officer position. This essential team member will provide knowledgeable creative energetic leadership to oversee all aspects of institutional development. The Officer will use the strategic plan to create and implement ways to increase support from diversified sources. The Officer will thoroughly understand and be able to articulate to stakeholders the mission, institutional culture, core values, programs and finances.This position provides exceptional growth opportunities.
Roles and Responsibilities
Effectively articulate, in written and in verbal communications, the mission and impact of the institution
Operate museum membership program
Create an active planned giving and charitable gifts program
Develop and implement practices to identify, cultivate, and solicit an active pool of donors
Manage donor portfolios
Work in close relationship with Executive Director to solicit and close gifts in support of the museum's unrestricted funds, as well as, programmatic funding
Solicit annual appeals, capital campaigns, major gifts, and memberships
Identify viable grant options to further institutional goals & work with individual departments to apply for grants
Maintain administrative systems including gift recording, acknowledgment tracking, and donor database
Create and track department budget
Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of educational nonprofit development experience. Qualifying skills include the ability to lead and inspire constituent groups, a strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information. Candidate must have excellent customer service skills and ability to effectively prioritize tasks. Experience in a history museum a plus.
Additional Salary Information: The position offers a good compensation package with comprehensive benefits.
Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to educate the public and create genuine appreciation for New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the American Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic; this mission is fulfilled through the preservation of its collection and interpretation of the institution’s landmarked 1719 building along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts as they ...relate to the historic site and the American Revolution.
The Museum opened as a public museum in 1907 at 54 Pearl Street by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York (instituted in 1876) due to it being the site of George Washington's famous farewell to the officers in 1783. The Museum is now a complex of five historic buildings featuring nine galleries, a 8,000 piece collection, annually changing exhibitions and regularly occurring public programs. Annual visitor attendance is about 29,000.