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Director of Major Gifts & Discovery, Office of Advancement

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20001
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    112241898

Grade: 15
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Open to All
Closing: July 29

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history, as the Institution implements a new comprehensive strategic plan and expands the programming, educational, and scholarly activity of its museums and research centers.

Following a successful national campaign, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian's Office of Advancement seeks an experienced and creative Director of Major Gifts & Discovery. The incumbent creates and manages an integrated program that furthers a robust fundraising strategy for key regional markets and includes functions such as major gift solicitation and discovery work that results in a broad base of private support to realize the Institution's goals. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership, direction and establishment of the department's fundraising mission and goals. The incumbent supervises a team of three gift officers and one support staff position.

Successful candidates will demonstrate proven success in securing significant contributions from individuals through creative discovery and cultivation of productive relationships with prospective donors. Strong organizational, relationship and communication skills and the ability to work independently are essential. A minimum of six years of progressive fundraising experience, a passion for learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and growing operation should be demonstrated in your application. Experience in complex higher education or a large cultural organization is preferred. Travel is required and work during the evenings and weekends may be necessary.

The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central development organization for the Institution. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad.

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The Smithsonian offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about us, visit www.si.edu. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter to oastaffing@si.edu by July 29, 2019.

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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<br/><b>Grade: </b>15<br/><b>Location: </b>Washington, DC<br/><b>Status: </b>Open to All<br/><b>Closing: </b>July 29<br/><br/>Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history, as the Institution implements a new comprehensive strategic plan and expands the programming, educational, and scholarly activity of its museums and research centers. <br><br>Following a successful national campaign, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian.<br><br>The Smithsonian's Office of Advancement seeks an experienced and creative Director of Major Gifts & Discovery<strong>. </strong>The incumbent creates and manages an integrated program that furthers a robust fundraising strategy for key regional markets and includes functions such as major gift solicitation and discovery work that results in a broad base of private support to realize the Institution's goals. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership, direction and establishment of the department's fundraising mission and goals. The incumbent supervises a team of three gift officers and one support staff position.<br><br>Successful candidates will demonstrate proven success in securing significant contributions from individuals through creative discovery and cultivation of productive relationships with prospective donors. Strong organizational, relationship and communication skills and the ability to work independently are essential. A minimum of six years of progressive fundraising experience, a passion for learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and growing operation should be demonstrated in your application. Experience in complex higher education or a large cultural organization is preferred. Travel is required and work during the evenings and weekends may be necessary.<br><br>The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central development organization for the Institution. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.<br><br>The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad. <br><br><a href="https://giving.si.edu/sites/default/files/dir_of_mg_and_discovery.pdf">DOWNLOAD THE DESCRIPTION</a><br><br>The Smithsonian offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about us, visit <a href="http://www.si.edu">www.si.edu</a>. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter to <a href="mailto:oastaffing@si.edu">oastaffing@si.edu</a> by July 29, 2019.<br><br><em>The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.</em><br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/r7r47WuNX2ywt2p4fP68Q"> <p>PI112241898</p>
Posted: 2019-07-24 Expires: 2019-08-25

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