Assistant Director Development and Programs
The Assistant Director of Development and Programs at the Mulvane
Museum is responsible for assisting in the development,
fundraising, and supervising of daily operations, the
administrative functions, and staff to fulfill the Museum’s
objective. In addition, the Assistant Director will support the
planning and implementation of the marketing outreach strategy for
the Museum and supports a broad-based strategy of donor
recognition, stewardship, and communications.
Essential Job Functions of Position
· As the liaison with the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum ( FOMAM
), responsible for assisting with creating fundraising activities
and events. As a partner will work with them to build sustainable
strategies in membership development.
· In collaboration with Museum Director, FOMAM, and Washburn
University (WU) Foundation, develop and maintain relationships with
donors, supporters, and sponsors for museum programs and
operations. Organize and manage the records of current and
prospective donors. Work to discover prospects for new gifts.
· Manage donor gift acknowledgments, stewardship and proactively
identify opportunities to communicate with donors.
· Supervise data collection and management of members, donors, and
· In association with the Washburn University Foundation, design
and identify sustainable strategies for donor development to build
the Mulvane’s Endowment.
· Coordinate with Museum Director, FOMAM, and Washburn University
Foundation, on the development of sponsorships and funding requests
and grants for exhibitions, educational outreach programs,
collections, and operational activities of the Museum.
· Assist with the development and implementation of the Museum’s
marketing strategy to recruit visitors from the campus, community,
· Support the planning of a variety of events on behalf of the
· Recruit, hire, train, and supervise office, administrative
support staff in the administrative and operational functions of
the Museum, including the production of program delivery,
attendance, income, and expense reports on a regular basis.
· Serve as Acting Director in the Director’s absence.
Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, sales, or marketing and one year of
directly related administrative experience in an
arts/cultural/not-for-profit or executive higher education
environment; Or a master’s degree in business, sales, or
Experience fundraising and recruiting.
Event planning experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective communication, customer service and presentation
Knowledge of or the ability to learn software related to editing
website content, social media, and fundraising.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 25 pounds.
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
$46,000 to $48,000 annually
Regular Business Hours, Other - Occasional evenings and weekends
for special events.
- After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible
position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of
base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
- After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may
officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without
paying applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses
- For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn
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Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
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Drug Screen Required?
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Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have fundraising experience?
- * Do you have event planning experience?
- 1 to 2 years.
- 2+ years.
- 3+ years.
- * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in business, sales, or
marketing and one year of directly related administrative
experience in an arts/cultural/not-for-profit or executive higher
education environment, Or a master’s degree in business, sales, or
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