Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development - General, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
ABOUT 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM: Opened in 2011, the 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex and features twin reflecting pools nearly an acre in size sitting within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. The Memorial has welcomed more than 32 million visitors to date.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum, opened in May 2014, serves as the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events, and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance. The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives, and a collection of monuments and authentic artifacts. The Museum has welcomed more than 8.6 million visitors to date, and has more than 18,000 members. For more information about the 9/11 Memorial & Museum please visit 911memorial.org.
FUNDING: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has a current annual operating budget of approximately $80 million, of which upwards of 85% is covered through earned revenue (admissions, tours, audio guides, facility rentals and café services), exceeding all projections. To date, the institution has received no government funding for operations. The IA team is responsible for securing more than $10 million in annual operating support, and is expected to expand the base of unrestricted support from all sources and to plan and lead an endowment campaign.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The institution is now at a pivotal point, with a strategic planning process underway. Plans under consideration include expanding education and community programs and positioning the institution for a robust, relevant and sustainable future. A comprehensive development plan will be needed to support the organization’s efforts moving forward.
The EVP will lead a team that currently has 13 staff members and work with executive and board leadership, building on the institution’s extraordinary success to increase philanthropic support for current and future priorities. The ideal candidate will be a consummate relationship-builder, skilled in articulating a compelling case for support to diverse prospective donors, and diplomatically moving them along the continuum of engagement.
Demonstrated success leading advancement for a cultural or educational institution.
An accomplished front-line major gift solicitor.
Campaign planning and leadership experience, knowledge of best practices in advancement.
Experience developing and leading strong and effective teams.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to articulate a compelling case for support.
Knowledgeable about the New York and national philanthropic communities.
Proven ability to work effectively with philanthropic and business leaders, donors and board members.
Genuine interest in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum mission, able to hold meaningful conversations and to foster relationships with families, donors, community members and beyond.
Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is a plus.
Click here to apply online via the Howe-Lewis Talent Portal or email your resume and letter of interest to 9-11Memorial@howe-lewis.com
All expressions of interest will be held in confidence.
Additional Salary Information: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers an attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
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