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Associate Director, Leadership & Planned Giving

Boston, MA, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Associate Director, Leadership & Planned Giving is responsible for securing $1-$5 million per year in leadership and planned gifts ($25,000+) to support the Museum of Science. The position will build a major gift pipeline that creates a sustainable philanthropy stream across both unrestricted and restricted giving. The Associate Director will act individually, and also in partnership with Museum staff, content experts and other internal constituents, and be an ambassador and spokesperson for the Museum. He/she will interact with a wide array of external constituents including C-level executives, community and business leaders, and Museum volunteer leadership.


Raise between $1-5 million annually

Raise Annual Fund and Gala (unrestricted) 5- and 6-figure gifts annually

Dedicate 80% of job to prospect/donor identification/discovery, cultivation, engagement and solicitation activities

Design and execute 30 leadership gift solicitations annually for a portfolio of 120 donors

Execute approximately 150 donor visits a year

Attend 40-50 Museum events per year, including nights and weekends


Director, Individual Giving


Bachelors of Science or Arts degree required

7 or more years of major gifts fundraising experience

Proven track record of soliciting and securing 6 and 7 figure gifts

Demonstrated understanding of major gift best practices including adherence to an accountability matrix and pipeline development

Demonstrated history in working collaboratively with colleagues to identify institutional funding needs and match them with donor interest

Demonstrated history with pipeline and portfolio development, bringing prospects through the lifecycle from identification and qualification to major gifts

Proven communication skills – both written and verbal

Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with others

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