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Development and Financial Director

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee

 Job Title: DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL DIRECTOR,                

                  OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT II – SES

Location:  Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, Florida

Position Number: 45000202

The Museum of Florida History (MFH) is one of Florida’s most prominent cultural treasures and the only statewide institution encompassing a comprehensive overview of Florida history. Opened to the public in 1977 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret human culture in Florida and to promote and encourage knowledge and appreciation of Florida history throughout the state.

MFH seeks an experienced professional to help shape and execute overall development strategy; coordinate contributions, earned income revenues, grants, and other non-state funding for the Museum; work closely with the board of the Museum’s non-profit Citizen Support Organization; manage all development activities, and serve on the Museum’s leadership team.

The position is eligible for state benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.

To read the full announcement and to apply for this job, please go to

https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-DOS-Operations-&-Mgmt-Consultant-II-SES-45000202-FL-32399/464690500/

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Museum staff and Citizen Support Organization board to research, identify, and plan projects to secure non-state funding through contributions, grants, sponsorships, membership, earned income activities, and special events. Develops, implements, conducts, and evaluates activities. Plans and coordinates Citizen Support Organization board meetings. Provides reports as assigned. Oversees recording and preparation of meeting minutes.
  • Provides administrative support for the development activities of the CSO Board, including contribution acknowledgment, mail campaigns, sponsorship materials, and oversight of financial and administrative records. Facilitates receipt of funds. Maintains records and correspondence related to all contributions and funding sources. Prepares and monitors budget for CSO administrative and program activities.
  • Prepares and submits proposals and reports; and compiles or creates relevant visual material. Prepares grant applications and manages and tracks grants received. Prepares administrative and financial reports related to grants.
  • Develops and manages museum membership program and all membership development activities, and serves on Museum exhibits and project teams.
  • Directs and supervises activities of staff, including retail shop manager, and administrative assistant; approving timesheets and leave requests; conducting work plans and appraisals, and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of full time experience working with grant and/or development activities of a museum, historical, or cultural organization
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience working with Boards of Directors and groups of volunteers
  • Experience in planning and management of non-profit development activities
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, strategies and policies in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs
  • Knowledge of museum terminology and programs
  • Knowledge of museum development principles, methods, and techniques
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations
  • Skill in public speaking and making presentations
  • Skill in writing and managing grants
  • Skill in use of personal computers and software for word processing, communications, research, budgeting, marketing, and basic graphic design
  • Skill in layout and production of sponsorship packets and proposals
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities
  • Ability to follow applicable policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to prepare and analyze data, prepare and analyze financial spreadsheets, and develop and deliver presentations and reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, board members, government officials, contributors, and the general public 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities

 

PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Skill in use of Microsoft Excel
  • Skill in use of QuickBooks

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Ability to travel
  • Valid driver license

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