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Development Officer

Posted: November 20, 2014



Washington, D.C., 20001, USA

Experience Required: 5-7 Years

Salary: $110,000.00 - $124,000.00

Degree Required: BA/BS/Undergraduate

The Development Officer plays a vital role in meeting the Newseum’s fundraising goals with a focus on gifts at the $100,000 level and above. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Development, the Development Officer:

• Conducts one-to-one cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings with donors and prospects
• Implements strategy for cultivating donors towards multi-year commitments
• Manages a portfolio of 100+ prospects
• Aids in growing prospect lists and prospect tracking reports, utilizing Raiser’s Edge software
• Becomes familiar with the different programs available for funding (collections, education, programs)
• Coordinates donor relations activities and stewardship with the Campaign Director and other staff as necessary
• Writes proposals and create presentations for donors as needed
• Works with the Individual Giving Manager to identify Friends Society members who are prospects for major gifts

Professional Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, minimum of 5 years of related development experience
• Direct solicitation experience required
• Ability to manage strong relationships with constituents
• Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals
• Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information
• Scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to think strategically and to anticipate and orchestrate next steps
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• A work ethic that is self-motivated, reliable and detail-oriented
• Excellent computer skills; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
• A passion for the First Amendment

This is a full-time position.

This position requires the ability to travel regionally and nationally to meet with donors and potential donors.

The Newseum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions:
Please send your resume, a letter of interest and the names, contact information and affiliations of three references to: Please attach these materials as ONE document or PDF and name it LastName_FirstName.

Contact Person: Emily Nicholson

Phone: 2022926282

Museum Website:

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