• Full Time
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Starting at $50,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: Starting at $50,000

Hunter Museum of American Art

Development Manager

The Hunter Museum of American Art, whose mission is to engage diverse audiences in active dialogues about the importance, meaning, and relevance of American Art, is seeking a full-time Development Manager. This position is a vital member of the Development Department, working collaboratively across the organization to manage and advance the museum’s membership program, handle logistics, manage programs, and execute successful fundraising events, including the museum’s flagship fundraisers Spectrum and Hunter Underground. The Development Manager must excel at working with a variety of affinity groups, donors and corporate supporters and will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement to design and implement strategies for increasing financial support for the museum.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA), help craft an annual development plan, including budget.
Implement the plan accordingly, including:
Work with museum staff and board to grow membership and develop and execute membership acquisition and development strategies of all types.
Manage membership program including but not limited to the membership database, correspondence, retention and recruitment efforts, budgeting, and implementation.
In consultation with DIA, plan and coordinate all member events.
Maintain budget and diligently track expenses and income related to membership.
Corporate sponsorships and grant support:
Develop and manage detailed annual calendar for corporate sponsorship solicitation and grant application and activity reporting deadlines.
Manage sponsorship acknowledgement and benefits fulfillment and all appreciation activities, including corporate partner appreciation weekends.
Coordinate with grant writing staff and communications team to help ensure proper and timely acknowledgement and tracking of grantors in public facing materials.
Work with DIA and committees to implement high visibility fundraising events.
Maintain budget and track expenses and income related to all aspects of fundraising.
Work with DIA to develop fundraiser events for additional museum constituents.
Supervise and assist with donor data inputting and running analyses of donor reports, including producing mailing lists, donor wall signage and other donor reports as needed.
Responsible for ongoing donor stewardship aspects, including proper and timely acknowledgement, tracking of sponsor logo use, member and donor print pieces, and online information.

Key Requirements

Previous supervisory/management experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Confidence with member and donor interactions and good customer service skills required.
Impeccable organizational skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to donor stewardship are required
Possess a strong sense of urgency, priority, and follow-through
Maintain confidentiality, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and anticipate planning.
Comfort working with a variety of affinity groups and donor bases.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum of three years’ related experience required
Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access
Familiarity with CRM software (particularly Altru) and motivation to utilize new software tools.
Valid driver’s license and operational vehicle (required to travel to/from company events).

Full-time, salaried (Starting at $50,000/year, compensation is based on qualifications and experience) (40 hours/week, Monday-Friday); 2-3 times per month evenings and occasional weekend events.

Please apply at https://huntermuseum.org/careers. Must submit both a resume and cover letter to apply for this position.

The Hunter Museum of American Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive environment that values and supports diversity and equality among staff, volunteers, and all of its audiences.

To apply for this job please visit huntermuseum.org.