The Bay Area Discovery Museum is seeking a Development and Campaign Associate to support the Museum’s corporate relations and capital campaign. In the past 3 years, the Museum’s annual operating budget has almost doubled, in large part due to fundraising successes.

Last year, the Museum adopted a new strategic plan, which calls for reaching 1 million children annually and giving them a better start in life. We will do this 1) onsite through increased access and attendance by children, families, and teachers; 2) locally through our outreach and partnerships in low-income communities; and 3) nationally through our research center, the Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Development and Campaign Associate is an additional position on the development team, supporting the kick-off of the quiet phase of a capital campaign and helping the Museum reach its significant goals by supporting development efforts. The Museum understands that fundraising is a key enabler of its success; from the CEO to the VP of Education Strategy, we support the work of the development team. The development team functions dynamically and cross departmentally with education, marketing, finance, and the CEO.

This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations & Campaign Manager and may require occasional evening and weekend hours.


Corporate Relations:

  • Assist with managing corporate partnerships, pledge fulfillment, recognition, stewardship, and acknowledgement processes.
  • Track proposals and reports to make sure they are completed and submitted on time.
  • Collaborate with marketing and exhibits departments regarding funder logo and name recognition onsite, online, and in print materials; communicate with funders to attain approval of all name and logo usages; track and report recognition.
  • Prepare talking points and other materials for Museum leadership for meetings with funders.
  • Research and identify new sources of corporate support.
  • Help research, write, and submit compelling funding requests.
  • Help write reports and acknowledgment letters for corporate partners.
  • Work with Donor Services Manager to ensure proper recording of corporate gifts and acknowledgments.
  • Act as liaison between corporate partners and Museum staff.
  • Greet and accompany corporate partners during on-site visits and events.
  • Maintain prospect and donor information and tracking in Altru.
  • Write related copy for newsletter and website as requested.
  • Opportunity to manage a portfolio of corporate prospects and funders.


  • Assist Senior Manager of Corporate Relations & Campaign Manager with campaign solicitation spreadsheets, tracking of solicitations, pledges, contracts, recognition, and campaign-related events.
  • Coordinate selected campaign cultivation activities, initiatives, and special events, including working with Donor Services Manager to develop invitation lists and monitor RSVP’s.
  • Maintain record of donor contacts in Altru.
  • Help maintain gift, contact, and prospect lists.
  • Assist in preparing and submitting reports as required.
  • Work with Donor Services Manager to research prospects.
  • Assist with special events and donor cultivation events on and off site.


  • Provide support for Museum events and priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • BA or BS, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in database management, word processing, Excel and Power Point.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
  • Outstanding time management and analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives at one time.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication, interpersonal, and client relationship skills
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective and strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • General comfort with technology; proficiency with full Microsoft Suite; experience working within a development database (we currently use Altru) and the ability to learn new platforms quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Commitment to providing excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community.
Job Information
  • Sausalito, California, 94965, United States
  • 27086965
  • February 26, 2016
  • Development & Campaign Associate
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Development/Membership
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years
  • 0-10%