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Description of Duties & Expectations:
● Oversee the department planning, execution, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as
mentorship and providing professional growth opportunities for staff.
● Collaborate with the Executive Director to construct a comprehensive development plan

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aligned with organizational financial goals and priorities.
● Manage (with a contract grant writer) the museum’s grants calendar; prepare and
submit grant requests and submit grant reports.
● Oversee the Museum’s marketing activities for exhibits, programs, and fundraising
(newsletters, website, social media, printed and online materials ).
● Create and implement the department’s overall procedures and administrative
● Manage donor stewardship, including identification, qualification through research,
cultivation, providing briefing ED & Board, requests for support and prompt follow-up,
and donor recognition.
● Responsible for planning and executing (with staff and volunteers) the major fundraising
and donor-specific events, including the summer Auction & Gala and fall Luminaries
event, Collectors Club events and travel, other donor and member-centric stewardship
● Coordinate and support the Executive Director and Board with the highest level major
donors (Major Donors Club, Legacy Club).
● Craft content and themes for all fundraising communications for the newsletters, the
Annual Report, website, emails, and social media, and represent MoNA at donor events,
receptions, and regional partner or donor meetings.
● Manage the Development Committee and Auction Committee (agendas, timeline,
reports, etc.)
● Prepare the Development and Marketing reports for the monthly Board meetings.
● Attend Board and other committee meetings as requested by the Executive Director.
● Apply usage of data analysis as a key fundraising evaluation and planning tool.
● Comply with all institutional, local, state, and federal fundraising regulations, and ensure
all fund activities are executed with nonprofit policies and ethical practices.
● Maintain the Museum’s brand values: education, civic-minded, and accessible.
● Perform other tasks and duties necessary to be an effective MoNA team member.
Qualifications required:
● Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible
development experience, preferably within a cultural institution.
● Experience with nonprofits and regional funding partners and opportunities.
● Proven ability to successfully build systems and procedures to raise the contributed
revenue to $775,000 – $1.2 million annually.
● Understanding of corporate/government/foundation structures, grant writing and
submission processes, and nonprofit regulations.
● Solid understanding of budgeting, tracking progress, and revenue forecasting.
● Clear, concise, and compelling ( written and oral) communication skills.
● Proven ability to create a shared vision among multiple stakeholders to achieve goals.
● Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM databases and cloud-based applications.

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● Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and meet deadlines.
● Experienced PC user and proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
● Commitment to supporting the Museum’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA)
framework (racial, gender, and class equity).
● Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
● Washington State driver’s license.
● Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Qualifications Preferred:
● Familiarity with G Suite by Google Cloud and /or willingness to learn.
● Working knowledge of or eagerness to learn the Community-Centric Fundraising
● Passionate about how arts can enhance social, emotional, and cognitive development at
any age.
● Knowledge of and/or experience with Capital Campaigns.
Working Conditions:
● 80% prolonged sitting and bending in the performance of daily activities. The position
also requires grasping and repetitive hand movements using a computer keyboard. Near
and far vision in reading correspondence, using a computer.
● 20% requires prolonged standing, walking, kneeling while executing events, museum
tours and donor meetings.
As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or neurodiversity, disability status, or
genetic information. The Museum is committed to be a welcoming place, where all members of
the community experience belonging. MoNA strives to be a place where connecting through art
experience can lead to a greater understanding of the human condition. Click here to read our
Statement of Institutional Commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
How to apply:
The position is open until filled. Please, no phone calls.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 10, 2023.
Please send a cover letter and resume to with MoNA Development
Director in the subject line.
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