RMSC - Vice President for Institutional Advancement Email

AFP Member? Yes
Name of Organization: RMSC
Title of Position: Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Starting Date: 06/01/2022
Salary Range (low): $95,000
Salary Range (high): $100,000
Organization Website: www.rmsc.org

Description of Responsibilities: The Vice President for Institutional Advancement is responsible for advancing the mission of the Rochester Museum & Science Center through strategic planning, leadership, and the formation and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. As a member of the Museums' executive leadership team, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement builds strong relationships with the Museums' stakeholders and donors and develops, prioritizes and implements fundraising and marketing strategies. The Vice President for Institutional Advancement’s primary responsibility is to raise operational and major gifts for the RMSC’s programs and services. They report to the President and CEO and works closely and in partnership with all program directors and Board of Trustees.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement creates and implements a fundraising program that raises $1.4 million in private operational support from individuals, foundations, corporations; and $2 million in public fundraising from city, state, and federal sources. This position also oversees a major Capital Campaign in support of an exciting new addition to the Museum.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement directly supervises the Institutional Advancement and Marketing & Communications teams. A key member of the senior leadership team, this position works closely with the Museum management, Education, and Exhibits and Collections departments to identify funding priorities and develop new funding proposals.

Organization's Financial Sources:

Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
Government Grants
Earned Income (dues, tuition, etc.)

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Performance Review Policy: After 3 months, then annually
Vacation and Holiday Policy: FT staff accrue up to 21 days pto, after 5 years 26 days and after 15 years 31 days. 7 paid holidays
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: Excellus health and dental plans are offered. Health Savings Account
Life Insurance: 1x annual salary to a maximum of $50,000. Additional insurance can be purchased.
Retirement Plan: 401k with up to 2% match

Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Experience/Personal Qualifications: Eight to ten years of related experience with proven success in major gifts; experience in arts and culture is preferred. Experience with capital campaigns of over $10m is preferred. A minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role with demonstrated ability to mentor, inspire, lead and manage a professional fundraising team in the successful implementation of strategic fundraising plans and goals. Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Suites required. Familiarity with CRM solutions preferred; Altru knowledge is a plus.

Specific Requirements of Position:

Annual Campaigns
Grant Writing
Major Gift Solicitation
Planned Gifts
Capital Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Computer - Database
Computer - Spreadsheets
Computer - Word Processing
Donor Research

Position Reports to: Hillary Olson, President and CEO

Send Correspondence to:
Sue MacDonald
Director of Human Resources
657 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607
[email protected]

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter