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Membership and Development Associate [Concord Museums]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 13, 1973 in job announcements |

Job Title: Membership and Development Associate

Reports To: Director of Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: November, 2013

 

Mission Statement:

“The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.”

 

Summary:

 

The Membership and Development Associate is a critical member of the Museum’s development team. The position leads the Museum’s membership program; supports major fundraising activities, including the Annual Fund; serves as staff liaison to the Museum’s active Guild of Volunteers; and oversees the Museum’s function rental program. It also provides key administrative support for the Development Department, including database supervision.

Principal Responsibilities:

 

Leads the Museum’s membership program (25-30%)

  • Establishes, meets, and when possible exceeds membership goals

  • Manages membership recruitment and renewal plan and schedule; leads research, cultivation, and stewardship of members; administers all aspects of the membership program

 

Supports major fundraising activities of Museum (non-membership) (20-25%)

  • Executes Annual Fund print and electronic appeals, including tracking and reports

  • Works with Director of Development to generate support from corporate funders and public agencies; writes grant/sponsorship proposals and reports

  • Researches prospects, develops reports, tracks progress, and performs related fundraising functions

 

Provides key administrative support for the Development Department (15%)

  • Oversees timely processing of gifts and acknowledgments

  • Manages and maintains fundraising database, ensuring completeness and accuracy

  • Supervises part-time Development Assistant, who assists with gift processing, database entry, and membership/development administrative tasks

  • Provides additional administrative support, as needed

 

Maintains a strong relationship with the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers (20%)

  • Serves as main point of contact and coordinates Museum logistics for Guild fundraising events

  • Works with Guild to plan, execute, and evaluate events

  • Attends Guild Board meetings

 

Manages special events and oversees Museum’s function rental program (10-15%)

  • Plans, manages, and provides on-site support for exhibition openings and other special Museum events

  • Supervises special events and modest function rental program; acts as main point of contact for rental inquiries

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission

  • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Detail-oriented and superior time management skills

  • Proven success in a complex and fast-paced environment

  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work both independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

  • High integrity and sound judgment

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

 

Please send a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples, and three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

 

For further information on the Concord Museum, please visit www.concordmuseum.org.

IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING

 

MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

 

The Concord Museum, in historic Concord, Massachusetts, seeks highly motivated individual to join its staff as a full-time Membership and Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the position leads the Museum’s membership program; supports major fundraising activities, including the Annual Fund; provides key administrative support for the Development Department, including database management; serves as staff liaison to the Museum’s active Guild of Volunteers; and oversees the Museum’s special events and function rental program. The position also supervises a part-time Development Assistant, who assists with data entry and gift processing.

 

This position is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced team environment, gaining hands-on experience and learning valuable career-building skills. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, energetic, and have a sense of humor and willingness to take initiative. Excellent writing, database management, and interpersonal skills are essential. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, as well as ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed. Full job description is available at www.concordmuseum.org.

 

Please send a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples, and three references to: cm1@concordmuseum.org. E.O.E.  No phone calls, please.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE WITH THE JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversees part-time Development Assistant, who assists with data and gift entry, financial reports, auction donation requests, filing correspondence and other records, and department mailings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) Required. Must be comfortable with computers and able to work efficiently with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and online software.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Strong writing and communication skills required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from colleagues, Board members, donors, members, vendors, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS

TIPS certification desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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