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Executive Vice President [Please Touch Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 31, 1974 in job announcements |

Please Touch Museum (the Children¹s Museum of Philadelphia®) is a
non-profit organization accredited by the American Association of
Museums, with an $8 million operating budget, seeks an Executive Vice
President (EVP) who will assist the CEO of the Please Touch Museum (PTM)
into its next chapter. This person will head up all revenue generating
activities to better secure the organization¹s fiscal health as well as
enhancing its profile locally, regionally, and nationally as an exemplar
of the critical role of hands-on unstructured play in early childhood
development. He/she will serve as one of the primary ³faces and voices²
for the institution, serving as a passionate advocate and chief
fundraiser for its mission to promote independent learning and
creativity in young people. They will directly manage communications
activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand
reputation.

The EVP is responsible for the following disciplines: Strategy: In close
collaboration with the CEO, assist in developing, articulating, and
implementing a vision and strategy for PTM that will provide a path to
attain the mission in a financially sustainable manner. Fundraising: In
partnership with the CEO, assume overall responsibility for raising
contributed revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations, and
government sources. Supervise the VP, Development, to map out a strategy
to enhance fundraising outcomes and carry out that plan. Marketing
Communications and Earned Revenue: Assume overall responsibility for
marketing PTM and managing its earned revenue programs, to include
visitation, membership, sponsorship, events, advertising, public
relations, and social media. Supervise the VP, External Relations to map
out a strategy to enhance revenue generation and execute that plan.
External Relations: Serve as one of the external spokespersons of
the PTM to the community locally, regionally, and nationally, serving as
a leader among peers in the field and an ambassador to the general
public, media, business, educational, and government leaders, as well as
other constituents. Organizational Leadership and Development: Foster a
working environment that is high performing as well as a culture that is
fun and playful, coaching the current team to success and recruiting
other staff members as needed to enable the execution of the annual
operating plans and to enhance the overall impact of PTM

Requirements: PTM is seeking candidates with a minimum of seven years of
executive leadership experience in progressively responsible management
positions; undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred;
prior experience in a not-for-profit setting museum and/or early
childhood development experience is preferred; a proven innovator and
visionary with the ability to lead and inspire staff, engage and
effectively interact with the Board, and create a broader base of
support for young children and their families; a proven fundraiser with
demonstrated record of success in raising philanthropic funds and major
gifts, securing grants, and generating revenue; ability to work
effectively with Board and staff to develop and implement fundraising
strategies; proven capacity to cultivate current and prospective donors;
demonstrated ability to work successfully with governmental and
political bodies; previous experience developing and implementing
effective marketing strategies, programs, and services; financial and
business acumen; committed to delivering fiscal stability and
sustainability; excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional
attention to detail; the ability to work independently and as a team
player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at
a time knowledge and experience in the Philadelphia marketplace is
preferred; proven ability to be a visionary and strategic leader; proven
excellent relationship builder and fundraiser.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis
on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary. To
apply for this opportunity, please mail your cover letter including your
accomplishments, resume and salary requirements to: Director of Human
Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic,
Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email:
jmeyers@pleasetouchmuseum.org. Office phone: 215-581-3189; cellphone:
215-620-8589 EOE
Deadline for resume submission is Friday, February 7, 2014.

Contact Information
Judy Meyers
Director, Human Resources
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-581-3189
215-581-3182 (fax)
jmeyers@pleasetouchmuseum.org

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