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Putnam Museum and Science Center

Vice President of Development

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? Join the Putnam team as our Vice President of Development! The position is responsible for all facets of the creation and implementation of strategic plans to increase fiscal and community resources for the Putnam Museum and Science Center from individuals, sponsors, and business partners. The successful candidate brings ten-plus years experience in an equivalent position, with background in business development, project management, leadership, and fundraising, as well as being skilled in multi-tasking, detail orientation, and complex problem-solving. The right person has a collaborative spirit, high drive, creativity, and flexibility when working in a fast-paced environment. Putnam offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and a work environment built on mission, collaboration, and fun. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to dcurry@putnam.org. The application deadline is November 1, 2019.
Share mission, program offerings, and audience exposure with business development prospects for high-profile sponsorship opportunities, corporate volunteerism, Business Partnerships, and corporate events.
Tie organization mission and impact to interests and passions of individual givers for annual, major gifts, and endowment campaigns.
Oversee special events, volunteer opportunities, and membership program as milestones for individual and corporate relationships.
Foster and lead Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) culture and process including establishing entry points, relationship milestones, and strategy for tracking, recognition, and advancement.
Support Board of Trustees Development Committee including guiding goal setting, board role, monthly meetings, and established deliverables.
Research, identify, and communicate with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to cultivate and maintain relationships.
Oversee creation of variety of funder case statements and publications to support targeted fundraising activities, including funder appeals and reporting
Manage annual budget for areas of responsibility including setting and meeting aggressive fundraising and resource development goals 
Supervise 3-5 members of staff team, including hiring, training, performance feedback, and coaching to support employee growth and performance.
Work with CEO, executive staff, and consultants to support other advancement roles in the organization, including supporting grants management and infrastructure funding.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Must embrace the mission of the Putnam Museum and Science Center
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly sponsorship, major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.  
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers.
Display a positive attitude and high emotional I.Q.  Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls and organized with strong follow through on tasks and goals.
Management experience required with demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team, as well as work collaboratively with staff, peers, and dedicated volunteers.
Established local relationships and a trusted reputation in the community.
College degree preferred but is not a substitute for rich experience and demonstrated success.
The Putnam Museum & Science Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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Putnam Museum & Science Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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