REPORTS TO: President & CEO
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
BENEFITS: Paid vacation and holidays, 401(K) plan.
CLOSING DATE: February 23, 2018
Who We Are
The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is a nonprofit that collaborates with organizations and individuals to inspire community conversations, forge deep connections, and illuminate authentic, diverse voices across Minnesota, especially those left out or marginalized. We work to build a thoughtful, literate, and engaged society through education, partnerships, and public programs.
MHC is entering a new stage in its history. It is preparing a campaign, Many Voices, One State, to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021, to make essential repairs to its historic building and to generate a base of enduring support for its programs. The humanities are essential resources as our state and nation confront multiple challenges and opportunities. MHC’s role in Minnesota is increasingly visible and valued. Yet there is much more to accomplish. The Director of Development will be a key member of a leadership team that will move creatively, positively and energetically to meet the challenges and realize the opportunities.
How We Work
The Humanities Center offers a new way to think about our future—grounded in the humanities. Our state is rapidly changing and growing even more diverse. The Humanities Center’s approach affirms we’re all in this together—using philosophy, literature, art, music, history and language—we focus on what unites us not divides us. The Humanities Center helps people listen, connect, and understand each other better. We gather all voices and make clear that all narratives, including those that have been long absent from our education and public awareness, belong to the great human story.
The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising activities, including individual, corporate, foundation and government giving, fundraising events, prospect research and database maintenance. The Director creates and implements an annual fund-raising and development plan that meets or exceeds budgetary goals and advances the work in both the short and long-term. The Director will work with the President and CEO, the Board of Directors and an external fundraising firm to spearhead the Many Voices, One State campaign and is charged with implementing and monitoring campaign plans and the timely cultivation and solicitation of prospects. Responsibilities include increasing the number and size of gifts through prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. The Director also works closely with the Board of Directors and is the direct liaison to the Development Committee. The Director is a member of the Leadership Team.
The successful candidate will find a fiscally prudent organization with a committed staff and a Board of Directors that is dedicated to its mission and continuing success. The President and CEO is a visionary leader with a passion for the mission, vision and values of the Minnesota Humanities Center. MHC is looking for an individual committed to our mission and values; who is excited about the challenge of creating a comprehensive development program.
The Director of Development has a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to, the following:
Donor Strategy, Relationship Management and Solicitation:
Donor Communication, Cultivation and Stewardship:
Daily Activities, Monitoring and Reporting:
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
The Director of Development position requires a self-motivated, flexible, and optimistic individual, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people, including staff, board, Humanities Center partners/consultants, legislators, the media, and the general public. A successful candidate should possess all or most of the following:
Proactivity – Acts independently; Brings new, fresh and creative ideas and executes them with minimal direction
Adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Thrives in a fast-paced environment of complexity, change, and ambiguity.
Collaborative – Acts respectfully when working with colleagues and partners to earn and build consensus.
Enthusiasm – Exhibits passion and excitement about program work. Has a positive attitude
Efficient – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort
Interested candidates should email: cover letter (including salary requirements) and a resume to Jobs@mnhum.org. We are unable to accept telephone calls.
The Minnesota Humanities Center is committed to a culturally diverse work environment.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer