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Director of Development
Reporting to the President, the Director of Development will build and oversee relationships with current and prospective donors, corporate representatives, and trustees to engage and involve those with capacity and interest. The Director will also play a lead role in pursuing, securing, and servicing corporate contributions for the Society, including philanthropic funds, marketing/promotional sponsorships, and in-kind support.
Major job duties include but are not limited to: developing, overseeing, and executing a comprehensive development plan which would include annual giving, major gifts, corporate gifts, planned giving and foundation and government funding. The Director will oversee and coordinate the activities of the development department staff.
- Plan and coordinate the implementation of a major gifts and corporate contributions program, including:
- Set goals and strategies for major giving
- Identify and cultivate corporate funding prospects
- Conduct prospect identification and expand the current donor database
- Collaborate with the President, Board Chair, other board members, and other key stakeholders to develop and maintain relationships with new donors, current donors, prospects, and high-net-worth individuals
- Develop and execute strategies to reach various donor segments by creating case and supporting materials, funding proposals, letters of inquiry, marketing and promotional plans, in-kind support and innovative corporate partnership models
- Work in collaboration with the Development Committee and its chair on stewardship and acquisition activities
- Create and administer select cultivation events and stewardship opportunities
- Effectively link donor interests with programmatic priorities
- Embrace a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization
- Maintain professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach, promoting confidentiality and a commitment to the donor bill of rights
- Track prospect and donor activities, status, and next steps in Raisers Edge database
- Develop a “moves” management and tracking process
- Assess the effectiveness of giving strategies through monthly analytical and statistical contribution reports and adjust accordingly
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Bachelor’s degree with five or more years progressively responsible experience in fundraising
- Ability to foster, facilitate and develop donor relationships and make high-level solicitations
- Excellent verbal, written, general communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
- Ability to clearly articulate organization’s mission and goals with energy and passion
- Computer literacy required, including database management experience
- Knowledge of Raisers Edge and prospect research tools a plus
- Financial management skills
- Must be able to work irregular hours, including some evenings
- Enthusiasm for Maryland Historical Society programs
SUCCESS FACTORS & BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS:
- Professionalism and enthusiasm
- A natural people-person
- Must be a team player with leadership qualities
- Calm and effective problem-solver
- Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
- Ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them
- Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grants Manager carries out an aggressive plan to identify, solicit, manage and maintain support from public and private funders. Sources include state and local government agencies and private and corporate foundations. The position works closely with program and finance departments.
• Conduct research to identify project-appropriate funding sources
• Write project-specific and general support grant proposals and applications; letters of inquiry, progress reports and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies
• Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.)
• Prepare weekly tracking reports of submitted funding requests
• Produce acknowledgment and thank you letters
• Track submitted proposals (i.e. confirms receipt of mailings and online applications, etc.)
• Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of interim and final reports
• Must possess excellent writing skills
• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, internet and fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines
• Knowledge of Baltimore’s philanthropic community a plus
• A track record of producing successful grant applications
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
• Two or more years of grant writing experience, preferably in a museum, educational or cultural institution.
• Experience with foundation, government and corporate grants.
About the position:
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.
The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.
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Costume Collection Intern
The Maryland Historical Society is pleased to offer few summer positions to successful pre-program applicants for its Costume Collection Internship Program. This program focuses on the documentation, conservation, re-housing, and promotion of the extensive fashion collection at the Maryland Historical Society. Interns will have the opportunity to enhance their condition reporting, costume mounting, and conservation skills while gaining hands-on experience with the collection.
The Maryland Historical Society was founded in 1844 by an extraordinary constellation of civic leaders. Among them are familiar names: Hopkins, Key, Garrett, and Pratt. Nearly 170 years later, MdHS is the oldest continuously operated cultural institution in Maryland. In many ways, our current activities reflect those of our founders. MdHS remains the preeminent steward of Maryland artifacts and continues to function as a publisher, a research library, a museum of history and the arts, a lecture and conference venue, and a memorial to the definitive conflicts that helped forge Maryland’s unique identity.
The fashion collection at the Maryland Historical Society includes an impressive range of clothing and fashion accessories spanning four centuries and numbering over 6,000 pieces. Rare examples survive in the collection including the uniform of Revolutionary War hero, Tench Tilghman, gowns worn by Elizabeth Bonaparte and the Duchess of Windsor, and a nationally-significant collection of Civil War uniforms.
Interns will assist collection staff in identifying, documenting, treating, and rehousing the costume collection as it moves into its new storage space. Treatments will include vacuuming, tear-repairs, stabilization, and humidification, with an emphasis on proper re-housing and preventive conservation techniques. In addition, each intern will learn costume-mounting techniques and will be responsible for fitting and dressing one form for display. Interns will use blogging and social media platforms to document and promote the program throughout the process. Finally, interns will do a short presentation on their summer project for the public at the end of the internship
Successful candidates will have an interest in costume and costume history, good hand and eye skills, a working knowledge of housing textiles, and be trained in the proper handling and care of collections. An ideal applicant is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently as well as with a small group. A Bachelor’s Degree in conservation, costume history, collection management or the equivalent is required.
The Maryland Historical Society will accept three interns for a period of 10 weeks with flexible start dates. Each intern will receive a stipend of $1,500 and is expected to work 28-35 hours a week.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references to:
Director of Collections and Interpretation
The deadline for application is March 31, 2017.