Topic ID #38700 - posted 9/8/2017 11:35 AM

Development Officer


Concord Museum Mission:

The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.


The Concord Museum seeks a full-time Development Officer who will be a critical member of the Museum’s development team. The Concord Museum is in the midst of a major building project and capital campaign to engage new and broader audiences with Concord’s history and the extensive collections of the Museum. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer will join the Museum at this exciting time and be responsible for building member programming and engagement and Annual Fund and corporate support. The Officer also serves as staff liaison to the Museum’s active Guild of Volunteers, which organizes events in support of the Museum’s mission.

 Principal Responsibilities:

 Manages the Annual Fund          

  • Works with Director of Development, Executive Director, and board to meet Annual Fund goals and broaden the donor base
  • Oversees Annual Fund operations, including writing print and electronic appeals, tracking, and reports
  • Researches potential donors and works with Development team to develop an ongoing pipeline of prospects
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors and prospects

Leads the Museum’s membership program                                                                       

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a growing general membership
  • Leads research, cultivation, and stewardship of members
  • Develops and implements strategic plans for member categories, benefits, and pricing
  • Develops and executes strategies for new member recruitment
  • Supervises membership renewals and acknowledgements

 Serves as principal liaison to the Museum’s Guild of Volunteers

  • Supports fundraising efforts of the Guild of Volunteers, serving as main point of contact and organizing Museum logistics for Guild fundraising events
  • Works with Guild to plan, execute, and evaluate events to achieve the Guild’s fundraising goals

Manages Corporate Sponsorships           

  • Manages corporate membership/sponsorship program and expands base of corporate support
  • Manages the annual Golf Tournament, including corporate sponsorships and coordinating with the Golf Committee


  • Manages special events such as exhibition openings, member, cultivation, and stewardship events, working with Development team
  • Supports capital campaign efforts, including donor recognition and stewardship
  • Supports Museum’s marketing and communications strategy
  • Provides additional support for the department, as needed


  •  Passion for the Concord Museum’s mission
  • Proven fundraising track record with 3 years of fundraising experience
  •  Proven success in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Experience in program areas, including membership, annual giving, events, and corporate support
  • Experience managing and supporting volunteers
  • Ability to build relationships and effectively relate to a range of constituencies
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  •  A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work both independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple projects at a time
  •  High integrity and sound judgment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with a fundraising database, preferably Abila Fundraising 50, required; design skills and experience with InDesign a plus
  •  Willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required


This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. EOE.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, fundraising writing sample, and the names of three references to:, with subject line: Development Officer Application. No phone calls, please.

 Apply by date: Sept 29, 2017

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