Feb 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Reporting to the Director of Development, manage the Museum's major gift program, setting the agenda for and running internal weekly meetings as well as major gift meetings with all areas of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR). Supervise program support staff in prospect management and special events, and will engage the participation of Museum administration, curators, overseers, volunteers, and others in the fundraising process where appropriate, organizing their time and energies. Manage a personal portfolio of up to 250 key major gift prospects and cultivate and solicit major gifts ($25,000 and up) towards the Museum's key fundraising priorities, maintaining a prospect visit schedule of 8-10 per month. Complete call reports after visits/calls with major gift prospects, develop strategies and create follow up proposals for closing gifts. Recruit and staff members for the Museum high level volunteer groups, including the Board of Overseers, the Director's Council, and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center Advisory Board. Work closely with the Museum's Director and Director of Development, a major gifs officer and a corporate/foundation officer to implement a dynamic, innovative, regional and national philanthropy plan for raising major gifts, including staffing a high profile volunteer campaign cabinet and liaising with major gifts officers across the University of Pennsylvania. Assist in the creation and implementation of funding plans for the Museum's major capital priorities, as well as for its research, teaching, public engagement, and collections stewardship programs and bi-annual fundraising gala. Be fluent in the language of the Penn Museum and its mission to transform understanding of the human experience.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 5-7 years of development experience, preferably in a cultural institution, including direct solicitation of major gifts, required; Ability to understand, appreciate, and articulate the Penn Museum's mission and strategy, and the important role of Development in executing both. Solid administrative experience including supervising staff, and ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize a successful approach to achieving fundraising results; demonstrated ability to work with significant autonomy, and collaboratively, as part of a goal-oriented team essential; ability to lift up to 25 pounds; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; occasional evening and weekend work, travel and valid driver's license required.

Reference Number: 90-25130

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: School/Center Development

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: F-Development/Fundraising/Marketing

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