The Associate Vice President of Individual Giving (AVP) will be joining the Museum at an exciting new phase of growth and development designed to broaden the participation of visitors of all ages, expand the Museum’s reach, and leverage the Museum’s position as the leader in preK-8 engineering and computer science curricula. This seasoned professional will be key to building a robust individual giving program as part of a long-range vision in support of the Museum’s ten-year Master Plan for its largest and most iconic hall, the 100,000 square foot Blue Wing. This ambitious plan will completely transform the space inside and out, as well as wholly redesign every exhibit and theater within its three floors.
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Advancement, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving will supervise a seven-person individual giving team and serve as a prospect manager for a portfolio of highly rated prospects. With a high-profile role, suitable for developing the relationships and insights key to the success of the institution, the AVP will coordinate with Museum and Board leadership and the entire Advancement team to identify, research, cultivate and solicit top donors. Being deeply mission driven with a view of people as born problem solvers, they will bring a growth mindset to the role, driving new prospect identification, research and fundraising across the individual giving team. The AVP will work across the division to develop strategy for the timing and execution of all individual solicitations, including managing solicitation priorities for the President. A team player, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of servant leadership that persuades and inspires individuals to give, and will possess a conviction for diversity, equity and belonging that advances access for all.
Possessing a deep appreciation for the Museum's initiative, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving will be critical in establishing the Museum as a leader in the world’s museum community and fulfill its mission to transform the nation’s relationship with science and technology.