Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is seeking a sophisticated, seasoned fundraiser and manager for the position of Associate Vice President for Leadership Giving.
A key member of a dynamic Development team, the AVP is responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive individual major gift program for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and each of its four museums--Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and The Andy Warhol Museum--and fostering robust relationships between donors and museum leadership.
The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals.
Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the AVP, Leadership Giving will be directly responsible for managing a high-level portfolio of prospects and donors. In addition, the AVP will be charged with building a team of major gift officers and leading them in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding gifts, ensuring that a donor-centered strategy is customized for each individual. The AVP will work closely and collaboratively with Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s President, the four Museum Directors , Trustees, Board members and key volunteers, and will be part of the visionary team responsible for planning and implementing a major pan-institutional, comprehensive fundraising campaign. For the right person, this is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in positioning a well-established and vital family of museums as essential centers in the intellectual and cultural life of a city newly-focused on technology, innovation and social inclusion.
The successful candidate will have proven track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.