Associate Vice President of Advancement Services

The National World War II Museum
Louisiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The National WWII Museum is currently seeking an Associate Vice President of Advancement Services.  This position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and is responsible for the strategic direction of central services for Institutional Advancement (IA).  The AVP of Advancement Services will provide leadership in best practices and is responsible for the development and execution of policies, guidelines and procedures including, but not limited to, gift acceptance, counting and reporting standards, prospect management, naming and recognition, donor recognition and acknowledgment, grant and endowment reporting, development communications, and staff management.

The AVP of Advancement Services is a senior member of the Institutional Advancement Management team, and coordinates partnerships between IA and Finance, Education and Access, and Capital Projects.  The AVP will work collaboratively with colleagues in Development, Annual Giving / Membership, and Events to optimize donor stewardship, prospect pipeline management, and fundraising outcomes.  The AVP of Advancement Services will provide direct supervision to staff in Donor Relations, Development Communications, Data management, and Research.


Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Overseeing the department’s business and finance operations, to include developing and managing the budget as well as creating financial reports for the Board, Museum leadership, and the Department.
  • Overseeing the execution of a strategic and comprehensive major donor stewardship program, to include donor recognition, acknowledgments, gift / grant reporting, developing strategic communications opportunities, and curated major donor / prospect events.
  • Developing the donor pipeline program to identify new major and planned giving prospects and overseeing development officers’ portfolio management, process department prospect and pipeline management.
  • Managing advancement services staff.



  • Seven years of experience in Development and Advancement Services, preferably within a complex and matrixed organization. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Staff management experience.
  • Extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge and other fundraising databases.
  • Advanced understanding of gift counting and finance counting with the ability to work with the Museum CFO in this area.
  • Record of working independently in the creation of reports and projects on deadline.



  • Ability to motivate people through a positive / collaborative atmosphere.
  • Flexibility to respond quickly and appropriately to changing environments.
  • Excelling in personal interactions with staff and volunteers at all levels of the organization.
  • Readiness to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to meet deadlines and support Museum events.


The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401k and paid vacation and sick leave.

The National WWII Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.  We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.  Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

Interested candidates should apply online at or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.