Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Full-time benefitted position that reports to the CEO, this position is responsible for raising funds as required to achieve OSC’s short and long-term goals and objectives. This position will lead OSC’s efforts to plan and execute the development/fundraising activities for OSC, including individual and corporate giving and annual campaigns, endowment giving, capital campaigns, and major gifts. The Vice President of Development will lead and supervise development staff and assist the President and CEO as requested in working with the Board of Trustees.
Leads all fundraising efforts.
Raises funds for OSC’s endowment, annual and capital campaigns, through written and in-person solicitations.
Coordinates the fundraising efforts of the President/CEO and Board of Directors through activities such as identification, evaluation, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors.
Leads, plans, and implements OSC’s campaign efforts, to include the development and preparation of campaign materials and procedures.
Responsible for creating and updating a Development Plan including identifying stakeholders, resources, and formally documenting the cycle of involvement for stakeholders.
Maintains close working relationships with Board Members; ensures active, ongoing, and smooth functioning of the Board and its committees as they seek to increase private and public sector funding for OSC.
Responsible for raising budgeted revenue goals through individual, corporate, foundation, and public support.
Works closely with all grant activities, directly manages grant writers.
Provides for quality stewardship of current and past donors.
Works and meets with community leaders, prospective donors, volunteers, staff, and guests.
Supervises, coaches, trains, and evaluates the development of staff and volunteers.
Develops, prepares, and monitors department budget.
Experience: 8-10 years of successful fundraising experience, supervisory experience, and knowledge of nonprofit organizations required.
Certifications: CFRE certification of like certification preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to lead, delegate, and get results through others
Previous success in multicultural development
Strong work ethic and a high degree of professionalism
Vision for growth
Strong computer skills, familiarity with standard MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning, late evening, or weekend events as needed.
Calm and composed in working to meet critical deadlines.
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Expected Hours of Work:
Hours will need to be flexible for the needs of the business.
Some travel is required. Travel not to exceed 30% of the job.
Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
About Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center is one of America’s top hands-on science centers where learning is always fun.
Located in Orlando, Florida, interactive learning and discovery await within the center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, and giant screen films. The science center provides educational opportunities both within and outside the center’s walls, including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers and other outreach.
The Science Center was incorporated in 1955 as the Central Florida Museum and opened in Orlando Loch Haven Park in 1960. The new facility opened in 1997 with four floors of exhibit space, an observatory, a giant screen domed theater for films and planetarium shows, a café, a store and much more. The facility was created by traditional museum exhibit designers and fabricators, as well as theme park designers and fabricators. These creative professionals worked with the Science Center staff to pioneer innovative exhibit environments for immersive guest experiences.