Advancement Officer

advancement officer

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. As an Advancement Officer, you will help realize this vision for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

what you’ll do

The Advancement Officer will join the Advancement Team of National Children’s Museum during an exciting chapter for the institution. After reopening to the public in February, the Museum has ambitious fundraising capital campaign and annual fund goals. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and working with other senior leadership, the Advancement Officer is a critical team member who will manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation donors. The ideal candidate is an ambitious and organized self-starter who will help expand the donor base, manage existing relationships, and advance the mission of the Museum.

what we believe are important experiences + traits for this role

At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising and securing five- to six-figure gifts, preferably in a cultural or academic institution; knowledge of capital campaigns is a plus.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and ability to build strong relationships with a variety of donors and stakeholders.

Understanding of a donor pipeline and previous experience with prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation.

Excellent prioritization and decision-making skills; ability to pivot quickly.

Team player who values a collaborative and fast-paced working environment.

Passion for the mission of National Children’s Museum. 

Values kindness and supporting colleagues and staff personally and professionally.

Bachelor’s degree.

application deadline: April 1, 2020

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: Advancement Officer.

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 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.

The National Children’s Museum is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, marital status or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment at NCM, including, but not limited to recruitment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and development, access to facilities, discipline, separation of employment and other terms and conditions of employment.