The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks a highly collaborative individual to lead fundraising activities in support of the museum’s operating, capital, and special projects budgets, to expand our capacity to identify, cultivate, and sustain varied sources of funding, and to grow our corporate and individual relationships. As an integral member of our senior management team, the Development Director provides energetic and creative leadership to enhance and enlarge philanthropic and grant-derived investments in the Museum and fully engages in strategic decisions that guide the direction of the organization. The Development Director works with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to institutionalize best practices of philanthropy and fund development within the organization. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises two full-time development professionals.
Principal functions of this position include 1) raising funds for annual operating purposes, capital projects, and other special projects through close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and other volunteers; 2) developing constituencies through a comprehensive program of cultivation and recruitment of community leaders and prospects and; 3) leading and managing the Development department.
Established in 1977, the Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates Maryland’s industrial legacy and shows how innovation fuels ongoing progress. With an annual budget of $2 million, our exhibitions, educational programs, and collections engage visitors in the stories of the people who built Baltimore and those who shape the region’s future. The Baltimore Museum of Industry recently completed an institutional strategic plan that foresees significant growth in programs and services and calls for an increase in corporate philanthropy, and we are building readiness for a major capital campaign for the museum’s waterfront campus.
If you are the right candidate for this position, you are an engaging, strategic, optimistic, and outgoing individual with a proven track record of development success, who can envision, plan for, and manage growth as well as adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. You possess both leadership and managerial skills and will nurture growth in the development staff while working across museum departments to identify and leverage fundraising opportunities. You are a superior communicator who is passionate about the museum’s mission and vision and whose enthusiasm inspires others.