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Donor Relations and Special Events Manager

The Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Advancement and working closely with the entire Museum team, the Donor Relations and Special Events Manager will be responsible for creating, activating and measuring a well-coordinated annual giving program designated to cultivate and solicit support from individuals, corporations and family foundations with a focus on major giving. They will lead or support the planning and execution of fundraising events such as the annual To Life dinner, donor engagement events, point-of-entry tours, and other events as assigned. They will also lead or support the development of communication tools for fundraising and individual donor solicitation and stewardship (i.e., appeal letters, talking points, scripts, presentations, etc.). This position will manage a portfolio of 100-150 prospects/donors. They will be accountable for developing and managing budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses.

The Donor Relations and Special Events Manager must be able to meet deadlines and juggle responsibilities, working collaboratively with other staff members. Must be detail oriented, calm under pressure, and have the ability to think creatively while working both independently as well as part of a team. Must also be able to work some night and weekend hours when necessary. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 successful professional development experience with a proven fundraising track record preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and adherence to the AFP Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software – Raiser’s Edge or Altru preferred
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize projects and produce work in a timely manner.
  • Skill in operating a variety of software programs on a personal computer

Resumes with cover letter should be sent to:      

No phone calls regarding position.

About the Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocide.

One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) is the result of St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Walter P. Loebenberg’s remarkable journey and vision. Loebenberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and served in the United States Army during World War II. Together with a group of local businesspeople and community leaders, the concept of a living memorial to those who suffered and perished was conceived. Among the participating individuals were Survivors of the Holocaust and individuals who lost relatives, as well as those who had no personal investment, other than wanting to ensure that such atrocities could never again happen to any group of people.

The FHM is one of only three Holocaust museums in the nation to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and provides quality Holocaust, genocide and human rights education to adults and students. Reaching over 150,000 people inside and outside Museum walls annually, we are a significant resource for Holocaust study and genocide history with approximately 20,000 objects in our permanent collection.  One of our most impactful items on display is Boxcar #113 069-5, placed on a piece of track taken from the Treblinka Killing Center.  In addition to our permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions created from our art and artifact collections, the Museum regularly hosts nationally and internationally lauded exhibitions including Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolph Eichmann, and Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.

The Florida Holocaust Museum played a critical role in shaping legislation that in 1994 made Florida one of the first states in the nation to mandate Holocaust education in the public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In a collaboration effort between the Museum and the Pinellas County School System, guidelines were developed for K-12 teachers. The guidelines include grade-appropriate instructional goals and bibliography for teaching the Holocaust. These guidelines are used by teachers throughout the nation as well as in Florida.

The FHM’s education and outreach programs are a vital part of our mission. In partnership with the Florida Department of Education, The FHM is focused on providing both in-person and virtual learning opportunities to the more than 2.5 million students in Florida’s 74 school districts as well as to teachers and students from around the country and around the world. During the last five years, The FHM has incorporated many digital and learning opportunities including Virtual Tours, Skype with a Survivor, Educator in the Classroom, and Virtual Teaching Trunks filled with resources including first-person Holocaust Survivor testimony.

Chosen by USC Shoah Foundation to be its primary portal into Florida, The FHM has brought the testimony-based IWitness program into classrooms across Florida, and hosted the museum premiere of the Virtual Reality film The Last Goodbye, which allowed viewers to virtually walk with a Holocaust Survivor as he revisited the concentration camp where he had been imprisoned and his family murdered. Plans are underway to film local Survivors to present Dimensions in Testimony, the Artificial Intelligence project recently highlighted on 60 Minutes, which will allow us to carry Survivor voices and experiences to future generations.

In addition to its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, The FHM often collaborates on programs and educational curriculum with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Israel’s Yad Vashem, Father Dubois’ Paris-based Yahad-In Unum, the Auschwitz Museum, and the ADL, to name just a few.  The FHM is also part of the eight-member North American Regional Holocaust Museum Consortium that includes museums in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Detroit, Dallas and Houston.  The FHM also enjoys regular and robust collaborations with the University of South Florida, St Petersburg College, and other higher education institutions.

The FHM will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022.

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