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Director of Development

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for an experienced fundraising professional. The Director of Development is a member of the Art Museum's senior leadership team and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Art Museum's development programs including annual funds, major gifts and planned giving programs, membership groups, corporate fundraising, and grant applications to private foundation and federal agencies.

The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and a quality benefits package.


Essential Responsibilities:

-  Oversee the daily activities of the Development Division and manage the following functions: individual donor development and solicitation; corporate and foundation fundraising; funding requests to local, state, and federal arts agencies and related advocacy efforts; membership; special events, and volunteer training and support.

-  Develop and monitor an annual budget for the Development Division in consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

-  In consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer and Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, develop, plan, and implement all annual and long-range strategies to help the Cincinnati Art Museum achieve its funding goals.

-  Report to the Chief Administrative Officer on all division activities, status of projects, and fundraising efforts. Coordinate Development Division activities effectively within this department and with other departments within the art museum.

-  Supervise, assess, and evaluate all Development Division staff.

-  Serve as staff liaison to the Development Committee, and, as needed, to various Development subcommittees. Provide staffing and assistance to members of the Board of Trustees involved in fundraising activities.

-  Oversee membership program in cooperation with the Marketing Division, developing and implementing strategies both for increasing membership and retaining current members. Plan and implement donor cultivation and recognition activities, special events, and volunteer programs.

-  Oversee maintenance of records management system, including gift and membership processing, donor acknowledgment, data maintenance, and development reports; coordinate these activities with the Finance Division as appropriate. Develop and supervise an effective prospect research program.




The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years or more of professional fundraising experience in non-profit organizations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have a broad knowledge of development functions (e.g., annual giving, capital giving, and planned giving for both current use and endowment; membership; special events; and managing volunteers); a proven track record as an excellent manager and effective leader, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with trustees, donors, volunteers, and staff.


Candidate should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational problem-solving skills, multi-tasking ability, and marketing skills. Database management experience with Raiser's Edge is a plus.


To Apply:


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Cincinnati Art Museum ATTN: Human Resources Department 953 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596. Resumes may also be submitted by email to [email protected].  A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.