Director of Corporate Relations & Advancement Operations

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As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, groundbreaking exhibitions, and riveting educational programs. The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European art, and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s burgeoning center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org

Job summary:
Working closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Corporate Relations & Advancement Operations oversees the activity for all contributed revenue and fundraising for the museum, acting as a primary strategist for the workflow and growth of the development function. This position helps set and coordinate the activity of the development department and serves as an important voice on its behalf in interdepartmental communication. Records management is an essential function for this position, overseeing the flow, structure, and maintenance of data in Altru and serving as the primary liaison between the Advancement and Accounting departments for fund development and restricted gift management.

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Responsibilities:
Philanthropy
• Be a passionate and informed advocate for The Mint Museum and serve as a key representative for the organization
• Identify, communicate with, cultivate, solicit, and steward current donors and prospects with an emphasis on the corporate sector
• Reinvigorate, refresh, and re-launch the Corporate Leadership Circle (CLC) membership program as part of the emphasis on the corporate sector
• Effectively supervise, mentor, support, and lead development staff, working with staff who manage donor portfolios, programs, special projects, exhibitions development, and volunteer leadership
• Manage a flexible schedule for meetings, museum events, and programs
Strategy and data management
• Collaborate closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to set annual fundraising goals
• Craft strategies to sustain and increase contributed revenue (operating, temporarily restricted, capital, and endowment) from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources
• Oversee all financial, statistical, and demographic reporting for Advancement activity
• Manage all Advancement moves-management initiatives, donor segmenting, and donor strategies
• Hold direct responsibility for all donor base software and information systems services in use to meet departmental goals and objectives, both over the short and long terms
• Establish strategies and plans for the maintenance, use, and ongoing development of the museum’s information systems for donor management, including the implementation of new technologies and systems when appropriate
Fund management
• Coordinate and lead the regular reconciliation process with the Accounting department to ensure accuracy of donor contributions
• Partner with Accounting staff to validate data in financial reports
• Provide date-related support for institutional financial documents as needed, such as the Form 990, annual reports and audits, and data queries (mailing lists, appeals, donor research, board materials, lists, etc.)
• Oversee and validate all reporting on restricted gifts, such as endowment or restricted gift stewardship reports

Qualifications:
• A passion for The Mint Museum’s mission
• At least 5 years’ experience leading successful fundraising teams
• Enthusiasm for teamwork, accuracy, initiative, and critical thinking
• Direct experience in database design and database management
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work on both broad-based strategy and on specific detail
• Excellent organizational skills
• College degree preferred
• CFRE preferred

Knowledge and skills:
• Proven track record in fundraising and knowledge of fundraising best practices
• Experience in team development and management
• Proficient in database management and technology
• Strong project and time management skills
• Financial and fund management experience
• Proactive and forward-thinking
• Empathetic and sensitive to donor needs
• Excellent communicator

Working conditions:
• Normal office environment with flexibility around standard business hours
• Occasional work required on nights and weekends
• Required to attend all fundraising events
• Must have a personal means of transportation
• Must be flexible to participate in or support donor cultivation trips that may require travel

Compensation and benefits:
Compensation is competitive and a benefits package will be included for this position.

Disclaimer:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The Mint Museum reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.