The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is seeking a Director of Development to join the team of professionals at the museum. This individual will be an integral part of making sure the museum is not only sustained, but expanded. “As we seek to grow the museum, we’ve recognized the need for a person who is focused on the future,” said Dave Davis, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Board President. “The board is excited about the results of a recent feasibility study in which our supporters overwhelmingly encouraged us to move forward with a large-scale building project and other initiatives. We recognize that the current staff is just not able to handle all of the additional duties this will entail.”
The Director of Development is the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s chief development officer. The position reports to the Executive Director and is charged with both fund and friend raising. The position supports the Museum’s strategic initiatives through development activities designed to increase the Museum’s assets.
Specific responsibilities will include: supporting the Museum’s Major Gifts Campaign, identifying private, public, and corporate/foundation sources of funding, prospect cultivation, proposal development, donor stewardship, facilitating Museum partnerships with corporate donors, and negotiating agreements and contracts related to development activities.
Additional responsibilities will include: assisting with the marketing of the Museum, maintaining relationships with other development professionals, assisting the Executive Director in the development and management of Museum finances and budgets, organizing and managing “friends” groups, developing and supporting the Executive Director and Board in increasing their abilities, compliance with government agency requirements, and establishing and maintaining a donor information system.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate substantial planning and fundraising skills, and a thorough knowledge of software systems related to fundraising. Additionally, the candidate must have excellent supervision, leadership, team-building, negotiating and contracting skills. Previous experience with fundraising campaigns is extremely desirable. Additionally, the candidate should have the ability create marketing publications, have social networking skills, and be able to work independently without constant supervision. Appreciation for the culture and sport of the motorcycle is also desirable.
The candidate will, at a minimum, hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, and have a successful track record in raising significant funds. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The position closing date is August 23, 2013. Candidates should apply via a professional resume either through regular mail or email. Resumes can be mailed to Executive Director, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, 999 Main Street, Sturgis, SD, 57785 or emailed to email@example.com. All emailed resumes will be acknowledged via return email. If you do not receive a return email, please contact us to verify receipt of your resume.