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The Associate Director assists the Fundraising Events team in creating, developing, implementing and executing all revenue-generating events within the Advancement Division, to include but not limited to the gala, the Boston Marathon, dinners, third party and cause marketing opportunities. This position will report to the Director of Fundraising Events and assist with the sponsorships, as well as the Fundraising Events & Hosts Committees in helping to empower those members to serve as ambassadors for all events. These activities often serve as focal points for future donors' early perception of the Museum and will be crucial as Advancement works to grow its donor base. This position will support the Director of Fundraising Events in increasing revenue and growing events as well as work in close collaboration with other departments in the Museum.
With the Director of Fundraising Events, drive annual income through events to exceed $1.2 annually
Maintain a portfolio of individual event participants and corporate sponsorship prospects (50+)
Assist with the coordination, development and retention of all Fundraising Events (10+), Volunteers (2-40), Host and Event Committee Members (10-15 members)
Assist the Director of Fundraising Events in growing the current event portfolio by 2 events and/or increase revenue by 3% and assess the creation of new, innovative revenue-generating events that cultivate, solicit and steward both non-donors and major donors for event sponsorship and ongoing division support
Some evening and weekend work is occasionally required
This position is full-time, Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekend work occasionally required.
Director, Fundraising Events
Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
5 or more years of planning events: fundraising, corporate, social, third party and/or cause marketing experience
Demonstrated track record in soliciting gifts from individual, corporations and/or foundations
Demonstrated experience in soliciting in- kind support for events
Demonstrated experience using a database
Demonstrated experience working with vendors
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated attention to detail
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.
About Museum of Science
Overlooking the Charles River, the Museum of Science presents over 600 interactive exhibits that let you explore the world around you. Our mission is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. We invite you to join our staff in promoting lifelong learning and discovery, and in creating an environment strongly committed to diversity.Talk about a job with benefits! As a Museum employee, you get to work in an ever-changing and exciting environment where you'll always find something new. You'll also enjoy a compensation package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance plus disability income protection. Add 15-23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5 sick days, a retirement and savings plan, health care and dependent care pre-tax spending accounts, free parking, AND a Museum family membership, and you have the best job in the universe.