Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.
The Director, Prospect Strategy and Research will serve a critical role by leading the ongoing effort to grow, evaluate, and prioritize our pool of current and potential donors. This role will use best practices and evolving tools in prospect research to create and implement plans that accurately identity new prospect donors, update existing information, and recognize/manage the inclination and capacity to give to the Museum. By using this data, the Director will manage the flow of prospects as well guide prospect assignments, fundraising metrics, with the overall goal to improve development effectiveness. The Director will report directly to the AVP for Advancement Operations and work closely with the Associate Vice President of Leadership and Planned Giving and the Associate Vice President of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations. The Director will also work closely with all development officers on prospect strategy, data used for prospect development, as well as Museum Leadership to develop effective solutions to fundraising priorities.
Manages the assignments and reassignment, including prospect clearance and evaluation of 11 Fundraisers.
Provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of pipeline activity and movement to drive strategic planning across Advancement, including modeling donor journey analytics within 120 prospects per portfolio and approximately 1200 stage moves a year.
Creates and implements briefings for all Development Officers 120 times a year.
Implements a comprehensive research strategy for all Development Officers based on newly identified and/or existing donors 400 times a year.
Proactively manages alerts, updates, and other data elements for Fundraisers relating to our donor database weekly.
Manages a Research Manager and their activity in supporting Annual Giving and prospect moves.
This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.
Associate Vice President, Advancement Operations
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.
5 or more years of experience working within a fundraising department; managing fundraising data and/or prospects in a system of record.
Experience in implementation of strategic planning, business management, organizational development, and/or organization building.
Demonstrated written communication skills to prepare and edit effective correspondence, business plans, proposals, and creative solicitation materials; demonstrated oral communication skills to make persuasive presentations to individuals and groups.
Demonstrated experience working with organizational leadership, staff, donors, prospects and volunteers. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and working relationships with others.
Proven ability to work independently and to take initiative on projects.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to perform under pressure in a fast-paced office environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of management information systems and software programs such as Microsoft Office and the integration of such programs with other donor based gift records and systems
Experience in supervising and/or managing staff in the past.
About Museum of Science
Overlooking the Charles River, the Museum of Science presents over 600 interactive exhibits that let you explore the world around you. Our mission is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. We invite you to join our staff in promoting lifelong learning and discovery, and in creating an environment strongly committed to diversity.Talk about a job with benefits! As a Museum employee, you get to work in an ever-changing and exciting environment where you'll always find something new. You'll also enjoy a compensation package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance plus disability income protection. Add 15-23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5 sick days, a retirement and savings plan, health care and dependent care pre-tax spending accounts, free parking, AND a Museum family membership, and you have the best job in the universe.