The mission of the National Museum of Wildlife Art is to collect, interpret, and preserve the highest quality North American Wildlife Art, supplemented by wildlife art found throughout the world. The mission enriches and inspires appreciation and knowledge of humanity related with nature.
The Director of Development is accountable for the creation and implementation of all fund raising activities in support of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This position will organize and implement a comprehensive and ongoing philanthropic program of annual and planned giving to support the museum. This position will also serve as the staff liaison for philanthropic priorities related to contributions, events, grants, memberships, sponsorships and general operating fund.
Reports to the Chief Advancement Officer. Staff liaison for Development Committee and Planned Giving Task Force.
Position Duties and Levels of Responsibilities:
Supervisory duties include oversight of Development Coordinator, Membership & Database Associate, and Development & Campaign Associate.
Co-lead annual membership program joining, renewals, upgrading and solicitation process. Identification of sponsorship opportunities and respective individual and corporate donors up to a year in advance while maintaining sensitivity to existing Society level/staff relationships.
Manage a portfolio of $25,000+ or Society prospects and donors, as assigned.
Coordinate campaign prospect list, identifying candidates for major gifts, supervising prospect research activities and preparing donor profiles and other information for the Campaign Cabinet.
Ability to be self-sufficient producing own reports from Raiser’s Edge creating dashboard to implement and track goals for annual fundraising.
Responsible for, with the assistance and support of members of the Board of Trustees, Chief Advancement Officer, and Director, the organization of an active and systematic program for categorizing and contracting and acquiring funding support from potential donors and contributors.
Provides a program of reasonable and legal opportunities for all types of giving.
Provides donor contacts with appropriate and timely advice, materials and assistance.
Supervise the grant writer and contract grantwriter and serves as a resource for impact statistics and trends, institutional funding opportunities and managing reporting requirements.
Supervises grant proposals and must be able to professionally pursue private, corporate, foundation, governmental and other opportunities for special sources of program funding.
Partners with other local non-profits for the purpose of engaging with members, local residents, and donors.
With the assistance of the Chief Advancement Officer, Director, Board and appropriate Committees, ensures the continued strategic growth of the endowment and other special funding /programs.
Responsible for the coordination of all fundraising and development efforts related to annual operating budget.
Responsible for the creation and implementation of annual operating budgets for development including all membership levels.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree and five or more years experience in one or a combination of the following areas: fund raising, estate planning, banking, public relations or public administration.
Extensive knowledge and background in all aspects of fund raising.
Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or other CRM database system.
Ability to function independently and in concert with other staff members and Trustees.
Proven leadership skills.
Demonstrated success in fund raising activities, particularly related to the acquisition of major gifts.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
- Full time NMWA benefits for full-time employee
- Salaried-exempt position
- Salary commensurate with experience
About The National Museum of Wildlife Art
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a Jackson Hole museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, café, and outdoor sculpture trail, the Museum is only two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art is proud to welcome more than 60,000 visitors through its doors annually, including more than 8,000 children. The Museum’s award-winning architecture is known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape. The 51,000 square foot building with its Idaho quartzite façade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Sco...tland and echoes the rugged hillside behind the facility. It overlooks the 25,000 acre National Elk Refuge and is only 2.5 miles north of the town of Jackson, Wyoming.