Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Development Director to lead MoNA’s fund development strategies. This position oversees all essential development functions, including individual and institutional giving campaigns, fundraising event planning, grant submissions, budgets, data management, staff management, and staff mentorship—reports to the Executive Director and works closely with two Development Associates and the Board of Trustees.
Title: Development Director Department: Development/Fundraising Position Type: Full-time and exempt (40 hours per week) Reports to: Executive Director/Chief Curator Supervises: Two Full-time Development Staff Compensation range: $65,000-$75,000 annually Other Benefits: $300 per month health & wellness stipend, MoNA observes 7 paid holidays per year. PTO (vacation, sick, etc) is accrued at a rate of 20 days/year in the 1st year of employment. Location: La Conner, WA. Required to be onsite at least four days a week
Oversee the department planning, execution, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as mentorship and providing professional growth opportunities for staff. ● Collaborate with the Executive Director to construct a comprehensive development plan 121 1st Street, La Conner, Washington 98257 aligned with organizational financial goals and priorities. ● Manage (with a contract grant writer) the museum’s grants calendar; prepare and submit grant requests and submit grant reports. ● Oversee the Museum’s marketing activities for exhibits, programs, and fundraising (newsletters, website, social media, printed and online materials ). ● Create and implement the department’s overall procedures and administrative processes. ● Manage donor stewardship, including identification, qualification through research, cultivation, providing briefing ED & Board, requests for support and prompt follow-up, and donor recognition. ● Responsible for planning and executing (with staff and volunteers) the major fundraising and donor-specific events, including the summer Auction & Gala and fall Luminaries event, Collectors Club events and travel, other donor and member-centric stewardship events. ● Coordinate and support the Executive Director and Board with the highest level major donors (Major Donors Club, Legacy Club). ● Craft content and themes for all fundraising communications for the newsletters, the Annual Report, website, emails, and social media, and represent MoNA at donor events, receptions, and regional partner or donor meetings. ● Manage the Development Committee and Auction Committee (agendas, timeline, reports, etc.) ● Prepare the Development and Marketing reports for the monthly Board meetings. ● Attend Board and other committee meetings as requested by the Executive Director. ● Apply usage of data analysis as a key fundraising evaluation and planning tool. ● Comply with all institutional, local, state, and federal fundraising regulations, and ensure all fund activities are executed with nonprofit policies and ethical practices. ● Maintain the Museum’s brand values: education, civic-minded, and accessible. ● Perform other tasks and duties necessary to be an effective MoNA team member.
Working Conditions: ● 80% prolonged sitting and bending in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping and repetitive hand movements using a computer keyboard. Near and far vision in reading correspondence, using a computer. ● 20% requires prolonged standing, walking, kneeling while executing events, museum tours and donor meetings.