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Development Director


Development Director, Oklahoma WONDERtorium (Stillwater)

Resource Development • Designs and implements a comprehensive annual fundraising plan. • Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement the development plan. • Creates, updates, and maintains a resource file of donors. o Included in files is giving history, current contact information, all correspondence, and personal information related to the donor. • Oversees, identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts from multiple sources (e.g. individuals, corporations, foundations, the public sector). • Engages Board Members in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects and donors. • Designs and implements a comprehensive capital fundraising when needed. Stewardship & Acknowledgement • Oversees correspondence with donors to acknowledge gifts including in-kind donations. • Becomes the shepherd of funding relationships. Keeps the Executive Director and Board up-to-date on pertinent donor information. • Coordinates with the Executive Director and donors regarding acknowledgements and "asks." • Sets appointments and arranges for major asks. Recruits board members and the Executive Director to be a part of the "ask." • Cultivates donors by personally building and maintaining key relationships to ensure the fund development strategy is achieved. Fundraising Event Coordination • Maintains all timelines for events and manages projects related to fundraising. • Manages all vendor relationships, logistics, and other needs for fundraising. • Acts as liaison to fundraising committees. Community Representation • Develops and secures new cornerstone partnerships for the WONDERtorium each year. • Represents the WONDERtorium at community and foundation events. • Promotes the mission of the WONDERtorium in the community. Administration and Other Duties • Collaborates with museum marketing staff on fundraising collateral and digital messages. • Provides reports as requested by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. • Maintains professionalism, organizational standards, and confidentiality as a representative of the WONDERtorium to all donors, members, staff, and other key stakeholders. • Travels regularly throughout the region. • Engages in professional development activities such as training, conferences, research and coaching, as well as attends various community events. • Provides general administrative functions such as expense reporting, budget oversight, consultation with other team members, attendance at scheduled meetings, and acting as a liaison to various committees and the Board of Directors.

Application Information:
The following documents must be submitted to be considered for this position: • A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met • A resume • Contact information for three professional references

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Priority applications should be received no later than January 26, 2018.

Prior to hiring, your information will be submitted for a background check and a criminal history records check.

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Name Description
Deadline January 26, 2018
Date Listed: January 12, 2018
Organization Oklahoma WONDERtorium
Web Address
Address 308 W Franklin Lane
City Stillwater
State/Prov OK
Country United States
Postal Code 74074
Job Listing
Job Status Part-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Salary $30,000
Application Instructions Application packages should be emailed to Dr. Gay Washington, Executive Director, at

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