Chief Advancement Officer
Full-time, exempt; annual reviews.
$48,000 – $55,000
As a key member of the Farnsworth’s advancement team, this position will propel our advancement efforts in support of the museum’s mission by coordinating a calendar of events, engaging board members and current donors, leveraging volunteer leadership, and actively identifying and cultivating prospective donors and supporters.
- Launch the museum’s inaugural Patrons ($2,500 to $10,000) giving program with an exciting calendar of events that take members and donors to higher-levels of engagement.
- Plan the museum’s signature Maine in America award celebration weekend events working with board members, volunteers and contract staff. The award celebrates an individual or group who has made significant contributions to Maine’s role in American art.
- Support the formation of a new Contemporary Circle program that attracts a diverse group of new supporters and supports the museum’s expanded contemporary art acquisition and exhibition program.
- Identify and employ innovative and creative approaches to attract new members and retain loyal supporters.
- Oversee a portfolio of new and existing donors to build relationships and deepen engagement with the museum for lifelong support.
- Stay abreast of best practices and serve as a resource on philanthropy for the Farnsworth staff and board.
- Bachelor’s degree. 3+ years of experience in development, sales and/or marketing, or a combination of relevant experience and education.
- Experience and portfolio of past work that demonstrates success in devising and executing high-profile, engaging donor events.
- Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals.
- Knowledge of fundraising and/or marketing principles, techniques and ethics.
- Self-motivated, strategic thinker, with an ability to work independently and to inspire a team.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge or Altru (preferred)
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; problem solving ability, attention to detail, ability to recognize and address day-to-day and long-term responsibilities without direct supervision; goal oriented; be supportive of colleagues in all areas of museum operations, as well as be a compelling and professional ambassador of the museum.
We’re looking for an exceptional candidate. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Location: Based in Rockland, Maine, with some travel. Will consider hybrid work if he/she/they are able to be on-site as needed.
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