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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum! We currently are searching for candidates interested in the following position.

Job Title Museum Development Coordinator
Closing Date/Time Tue. 04/14/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary $4,356.00 – $5,445.00 Monthly
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation
Location Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services – City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Department Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Museum Development Coordinator:  As a Museum Development Coordinator, you will serve as the development director for the CSPM (Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum). You will play a critical role in the museum’s ongoing efforts to raise funds that allow it to continue fulfilling its mission and strategic vision. In this highly visible position, you will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, annual fund campaign, planned giving, membership, grants, and special events.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Implement CSPM’s development plans in collaboration with the Development Committee and the Museum’s nonprofit board
  • Oversee earned income and marketing/communications programs
  • Ensure the CSPM mission and programs are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to all relevant stakeholders and funders
  • Manage donor recruitment, solicit sponsors, and cultivate partners
  • Oversee development and maintenance of fundraising and record keeping systems, including donor management, research, cultivation, gift processing, and recognition
  • Identify methods to enhance and expand development capacity
  • Interview, select, evaluate performance, develop training schedules, and participate in disciplinary actions of staff
  • Provide direction to staff, approve time reporting, coordinate schedules, and maintain the efficient distribution of workload

Knowledge of:

  • Standards and practices of fundraising, donor recognition, record-keeping, grant writing, events management, and prospect research
  • Marketing and the link between public engagement and fundraising
  • Museum field or arts/culture programs
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and supporting software applications
  • Proper English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar

Ability to:

  • Speak before large and small groups
  • Be an effective and creative strategic thinker and planner
  • Adapt quickly to shifting priorities
  • Multi-task and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision in order to achieve development goals
  • Contribute effectively as a member of the CSPM team
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • This position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), DonorPerfect, the Internet, social media, and other emerging technology used in a fundraising capacity. Excellent written communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills as well as a high level of initiative, self-motivation, and detail orientation are also required.
  • This position requires the ability to work an irregular schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business management, public administration, or a related field.
  • Five years of full-time responsible experience in a non-profit, museum, or related institution including two years of administrative or supervisory responsibilities.
  • Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with donor relations, solicitation management, face-to-face solicitations, and grant writing.
  • Experience with web-based programs, including spreadsheets, databases, and graphic design applications.
  • Experience working in an arts and/or cultural institution.
  • Trade association membership or certification, such as Association of Fundraising Professionals and Certified Fundraising Executive.

Application Process

Please visit and click on ‘Apply for a City Job’ > ‘City of Colorado Springs Job Openings – Apply Now’ button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/ user ID and password).   Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided.   Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position’s closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position.

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If you are interested in volunteering for the CSPM, please visit our volunteer web page.
All persons accepting employment with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.