Assistant Director Development and Programs

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title

Assistant Director Development and Programs

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Position Summary

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 sponsors.
· 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, and region.
· Support the planning of a variety of events on behalf of the Museum.
· 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 appropriate.

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 marketing.
Experience fundraising and recruiting.
Event planning experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Effective communication, customer service and presentation skills.
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

Advertised Pay

$46,000 to $48,000 annually

Work Schedule

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 excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

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EEO Statement

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 parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have fundraising experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have event planning experience?
    • No.
    • 1 to 2 years.
    • 2+ years.
    • 3+ years.
  3. * 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 marketing?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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