Advancement Coordinator

advancement coordinator

Washington DC’s children deserve a world-class museum to spark their imagination and encourage them to dream. Steps off the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue, National Children’s Museum celebrates the joy of childhood through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) exhibits and programs.

what you’ll do

As Advancement Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Advancement, you will be a critical member of the Advancement Team. You will help ensure success for the Museum’s ongoing fundraising efforts, support the management of the organization’s CRM database, and provide excellent customer service to donors and Museum members.

Support the development of grant proposals and other funding requests through clear + concise writing and organizational skills;

Support advancement functionality in the Museum’s CRM, PatronManager. Enter and maintain donor data and adjust the database as needed to meet the Museum’s needs;

Support logistics and donor outreach for major events, including Member Mornings and larger special events;

Process timely donor acknowledgements;

Conduct prospect research (individuals and institutional donors) and prepare the Advancement Team for donor meetings;

Provide logistical support for annual appeals and fundraising efforts by managing vendor relationships, guest lists, and other administrative responsibilities; and

Support other Advancement-related tasks as needed.

what we believe are important experiences + traits for this role

Bachelor’s degree;

At least 1-2 years of relevant experience in fundraising, preferably at a cultural institution;

Excellent writer and editor with the ability to tailor messaging to different audiences;

Ability to communicate with a customer service mindset;

Previous experience managing donor databases and data;

Ability to manage large projects while maintaining attention to detail;

Excellent decision-making skills;

Ability to balance multiple time-critical projects and pivot quickly;

Team player who values a collaborative working environment; and

Passion for the mission of National Children’s Museum.

hours and location

Full-time position located at National Children’s Museum at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Must be available to work onsite from 9 am to 5 pm at least four days per week, and remotely one day per week. Occasional weekends required for special events.


$40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience and skillset.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Advancement Coordinator.”

what we value

Our mission is to inspire children to care about and change the world. The Museum is an innovative institution that sparks curiosity and wonder and a space where all children feel valued. In order to do this well, we need a team that reflects the dynamic and diverse communities that we serve and brings a variety of perspectives, abilities, and skills. We embrace that this work is critical to our mission and never finished. The more inclusive we are, the stronger our Museum.