Chief Development Officer

National Museum of American Jewish History | Philadelphia, PA, United States

Posted Date 7/20/2022

Building on past programming achievements and a reinvigorated Board, the Chief Development Officer will formulate and execute a development strategy, including a capital campaign, and tactics to ensure that NMAJH meets its long-term objectives and ambitious strategic vision. The next Chief Development Officer will need to enhance the Museum’s major giving program, cultivating new relationships within and outside of the greater Philadelphia area, and to non-Jewish audiences. Serving as a member of the Museum’s senior leadership team, the Chief Development Officer will help to develop new relationships and maintain productive relationships with the Board of Trustees along with the CEO. In addition, the Chief Development Officer will be a collegial member of the senior team, collaborate with the curatorial and administrative staff, and friends of NMAJH, as well as maintain a highly visible presence in the community.

About the Person

Fundraising – Substantial experience leading a successful financial resources development program and running a multi-million-dollar development operation; depth of knowledge including major and planned giving, capital campaigns, annual giving and membership, corporate and foundation relations, and special events

External Presence – Superior oral and written communication skills; political astuteness

Strategy & Vision – Big picture perspective regarding the Museum’s local and national importance and potential; ability to oversee strategic planning for and management of a large-scale campaign

Operational Management – A keen eye for operational efficiency and optimal use of resources; the ability to plan, monitor, and manage a budget; demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor, and motivate an effective team

Mission-Driven – A deep respect and passion for Jewish history, the achievements, and aspirations of the Museum, and the ability to effectively articulate the mission of NMAJH to a diverse audience; an ability to appreciate the Museum’s local history and legacy

Adaptive – A self-starter with a sense of urgency and a clear set of priorities, but with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment

Collaborative – A collegial, team-building style with a proven ability to lead and motivate staff to keep them engaged, energized, and focused on resu

Full Time
Chief Development Officer (CDO)
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Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Vision
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