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Development Associate

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Clewiston




The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting in organizing and coordinating fundraising activities in order to broaden the base of grant support for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah- Thi-Ki Museum. The incumbent plans, develops, coordinates and manages long-term capital campaigns, securing grants, attracting new donors and members, and conducting special fundraising events. The incumbent cultivates and nurtures successful and productive relationships with current and potential government foundations, corporate/foundation sponsors and individual donors in order to contribute to the financial viability and overall sustainability of the Museum. This position reports to the Visitor Services and Development Manager, and is a full time, non-exempt position.


The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed, if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Cultivates and nurtures successful and productive relationships with current and potential government foundations, corporate/foundation sponsors and individual donors in order to contribute to the financial viability and overall sustainability of the Museum.
  • Researches and identifies suitable funding opportunities such as Endowment Fund, Annual Giving, Capital Campaign and Corporate Level Sponsorship, to enhance and expand Museum operations for a variety of museum initiatives, such as exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and other major projects.
  • Writes compelling grant proposals and bids to corporate, foundation and government funders; successfully administer grants awarded.
  • Plan and assists in the coordination of special fundraising events specifically to secure Museum funding.
  • Prepares communication strategy (in relation to fundraising), as required. Participates in the development of promotional articles and publications to raise awareness of the work and the Museum’s goals and objectives.


  • Assist the Visitor Services and Development Manager in devising strategies to increase Membership and ensure the delivery of quality Member services by providing ideas and methods for actively engaging Members through special events and interactive programs.
  • Monitors fundraising progress and creates quality reports for internal and external parties, when required
  • Tracks and maintains fundraising activities; enters actions and funding proposals in the database, tracks prospect moves through the solicitation cycle, and ensures that appropriate actions and follow-up are completed.
  • Attends and participates in meetings with potential government foundations, corporate/foundation sponsors, as required.
  • Attends Museum’s staff meetings, other meetings and other activities and events sponsor by the Museum, as required.
  • Must adhere to all Seminole Tribe of Florida’s policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Seminole Tribe of Florida’s culture and history.
  • Knowledge of key local and national fundraising organizations.
  • Knowledge of private foundations, corporate foundations, federal, state, local and Native American funding opportunities and processes.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics; understanding of nonprofit environments.
  • Knowledge of managing a budget and allocating funds.
  • Knowledge of best practices in the field of monitoring and evaluation of grants.
  • Knowledge of the principles of marketing and effective promotional processes and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement creative marketing and fundraising strategies to advance Museum profile in community and maximize Museum resource development.
  • Ability to draft promotional plans with advertising goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally represent Museum to potential donors.
  • Ability to develop and implement the goals and objectives set forth in the Museum’s strategic plan.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong verbal, writing and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate gift and research records.
  • Ability to work with considerable initiative.
  • Demonstrate a professional appearance, aptitude, and attitude.
  • Ability to serve the Tribal community, the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the STOF community, general public, and elected officials.


Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum three (3) years resource Museum development experience, fundraising, grant-writing, and/or communications experience in museum industry is preferred. Prior experience in the implementation of fund development activities from conception and successful execution from start to finish is required. Proven successful grant writing is required. Proven successful track record of securing sponsorships and business and/or corporate financial partnerships is required. Incumbent must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills. Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate proficiency utilizing Microsoft software packages. Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.


The Seminole Tribe of Florida provides a comprehensive benefits package. 



Qualified candidates send cover letter and resume to Visitor Services and Development Manager, Carrie Dilley at  or you may apply at

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