RMSC - Director of Major Gifts Email

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Name of Organization: RMSC
Title of Position: Director of Major Gifts
Starting Date: 07/28/2022
Salary Range (low): $65,000
Salary Range (high): $70,000
Organization Website: www.rmsc.org

Description of Responsibilities: The Director of Major Gifts requires an experienced, dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to assist the RMSC (Rochester Museum & Science Center) in developing and deepening a robust and sustainable philanthropic program. The Director of Major Gifts must have strong major giving and capital campaign experience with proven results in moving a donor through the major gift cycle. The Director of Major Gifts is an integral part of a balanced development team at a critical time in its growth and expansion to new prospects. The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for strengthening existing donor relationships, identifying and cultivating new potential donors, and securing major gifts in support of the organization’s mission and capital campaign. This position will work with the Advancement team to establish overall department policies, long and short-term goals, and strategies and approaches to ensure successful major gift fundraising.

The Director of Major Gifts will work with senior leadership, the Development Committee and the Campaign Committee to advance RMSC’s Campaign for Innovation capital campaign and develop an ongoing major giving program. They will be responsible for participating in directing logistics of the capital campaign including, but not limited to, budget planning, volunteer engagement, campaign reporting, and donor strategy planning. The Campaign for Innovation is a $10 million capital campaign focused on generating new, exciting, and innovative spaces, updating content and increasing interactive learning experiences at the RMSC Museum and Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center.

Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
Government Grants
Interest Income
Earned Income (dues, tuition, etc.)

Performance Review Policy: Performance review after 90 days, annually thereafter
Vacation and Holiday Policy: PTO is accrued per paid period up to 21 days
Medical, Dental, Health InsuranceExcellus Bronze, Silver and Gold plans
Life Insurance1/2 times annual salary up to $50,000-company paid

Retirement Plan: 401K with 2% match after meeting eligibility requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience/Personal Qualifications: A minimum of five years of major gift fundraising experience, preferably in a campaign setting. Proven success in closing gift solicitations at the five to seven figure level. Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Suites required. Familiarity with CRM solutions preferred; Altru knowledge is a plus

Specific Requirements of Position:
Major Gift Solicitation
Capital Campaigns
Donor Research
Personal Automobile

Position Reports to: Melanie Barnas-Simmons, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter

Additional job details: Director of Major Gifts 7-2022.pdf