The Museum of Science seeks talented, experienced advancement professionals for its Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations position. Individuals seeking a collaborative, ambitious environment, with a core commitment to excellence are encouraged to consider this opportunity.Under the direction of Joan Hadly, Senior Vice President, Advancement since 2008, the Museum’s advancement division is a sophisticated, highly successful and fully integrated program valued by Museum leadership.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Advancement, and working closely with President and Director, Ioannis Miaoulis, and other senior leaders, the Director will drive the Museum’s corporate, foundation and government funding strategies and relationships. The Director will be responsible for leading a well-supported team in the identification, research, cultivation, and solicitation of grants and sponsorships, particularly from top tier national and regional foundations and corporations As a member of the advancement division’s senior management team and other Museum committees, the Director will play a key role in achieving campaign and other strategic institutional goals, managing high-level internal and external relationships, managing staff, and deepening a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and its constituencies. The Director will also oversee grant stewardship, ensuring compliance with funding guidelines and accurate, timely reporting.

  • Manage institutional research, cultivation, and solicitation of corporations, foundations, and government agencies to meet annual and campaign goals
  • Actively manage a portfolio of high-level relationships with top institutional prospects
  • Drive analysis and strategy to enhance and expand programs in order to increase revenue and build new relationships
  • Work closely with members of the Museum’s Strategic Projects Group, Management Committee, senior program staff, and other divisions in the identification, strategic development, and execution of funding opportunities
  • Establish and manage relationships with government agencies and elected officials and support the President and Director on government related projects (exclusive of lobbying)
  • Partner with Trustees and Overseers to leverage their institutional connections with foundations and others
  • Prepare and oversee proposals to ensure quality, alignment with the Museum’s priorities, compliance with funding guidelines, and timely submission
  • Supervise the corporate annual giving program, including memberships, sponsorships, and gifts
  • Manage the stewardship of grants and sponsorships, including financial reporting and compliance with funding guidelines
  • Collaborate with major gifts team
  • Lead, motivate, and supervise the Corporate, Foundation and Corporate Relations team



  • Appreciation of the Museum’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it
  • Minimum 10 years development experience with a track record of restricted and unrestricted institutional fundraising in a complex organization
  • Demonstrated success identifying, cultivating, closing, and stewarding seven-figure gifts from national foundations and government agencies
  • Experience partnering with senior management and working collaboratively in a complex organization to develop funding proposals and strategies
  • Ability to strategically link institution and programmatic initiatives with opportunities for fundraising
  • Ability to create and implement strategy to guide program growth, expand funding sources, leverage existing prospects, and build sustainable organizational partnerships
  • Knowledge of and ability to oversee complex fundraising infrastructure, research, tracking, and reporting systems, including grant stewardship, compliance, and reporting
  • Ability to serve as an effective, knowledgeable spokesperson for the Museum and its programs with high-level executives and public officials
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to produce effective, compelling proposals, especially facile communicating scientific and technological subject matter
  • Experience with federal grant process, specifically the National Science Foundation (NSF) and/or the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and/or National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Ability to manage, mentor, and motivate a team, while ensuring accountability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 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!



How To Apply:
E-mail resume and cover letter in confidence to:Suzanne L. Weber, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Development Guild/DDI
233 Harvard Street, Suite 107
Brookline, MA 02446
Boston (617) 277-2112
New York (212) 717-2113

More detailed information may be found at



Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.



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