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Annual Giving Officer

Company: Museum of Science and Industry
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About Us : The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSIs mission to inspire the inventive genius in everyone is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, a progressive employee wellness program, hybrid remote work schedule for eligible positions, free parking in MSIs garage, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you! The Job: The Annual Giving Officer will build meaningful relationships with individuals to inspire new and increased unrestricted donations. This role will strategically manage the relationship with mid-level donors and prospects including individuals on the Presidents Council. Responsibilities

  • Solicit monetary donations to meet annual fundraising goals, focusing on donations in the $1,000 - $10,000 range.
  • Partner with senior staff to manage fundraising, stewardship, and related volunteer staffing for the Museums Presidents Council.
  • Manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 125+ prospects and manage the qualification of a select group of prospective donors.
  • Prepare strategies for individual donor engagement, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Develop relationships with prospects through visits, emails, calls, mailings, and events.
  • Complete 200-250 quality contacts per year with prospects from portfolio and Presidents Council, with the goal of securing monetary donations from these contacts.
  • Produce personalized proposals and stewardship communications.
  • Grow awareness and membership in the Rosenwald Society for Planned Giving and partner with the Manager, Annual Giving for strategies to identify, cultivate and upgrade donors to leadership giving levels and Rosenwald Society.
  • Contribute to the planning and staffing of Individual Giving, Stewardship and Membership events.
  • C ollaborate with others on the Development Team, senior leadership, volunteer leadership and program employees to help build a culture of philanthropy that believes in the importance of science in our daily lives and values MSI as a cornerstone in the community. Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree preferred with a minimum 3-5 years fundraising experience with track-record of successfully securing gifts.
  • Passion for the mission and goals of the Museum.
  • Experience working with high-level donors, and colleagues on collaborative activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Familiar with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge a plus.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on quality and accuracy.
  • Able to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Self-directed and proactive. Please note that The Museum of Science and Industry requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, following all applicable legal requirements and considerations. The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago , Annual Giving Officer, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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