Working at The Children’s Museum is a fun way to get involved in your community, to meet interesting people (and animals), to help children discover and learn new things, and to learn about science, nature and the stars.
The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford CT. 06119
Job Title: Development Coordinator
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Senior Development Coordinator
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Full-time, Exempt
The Development Coordinator will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors, in expanding their financial support of the work of the Museum. He/she will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the Museum. This position will also be responsible for organizing a range of events and other activities geared toward building ongoing support from donors. This position will be a contributing member of the Development team.
Building Donor Relations
- Advises the Development Team on the process to assure timely cultivation, solicitation, follow-up, data entry and tracking.
- Tracks gift activities and donor recognition, and continually evaluates program results, and reports results to development team.
- Assists in developing strategies to increase donor participation in The Children’s Museum Group.
- Develop and execute the Annual Fund Campaign for the Museum, including direct mail, personal solicitation, phonathons, and online giving programs.
- Manage and execute retention and stewardship activities; creating and implementing customized engagement and recognition plans for individual donors according to their cumulative giving to the organization.
- Develop and implement creative materials for use in cultivation, solicitation and stewarding donors and prospects including web information, written articles in the Museum’s newsletter, the donor wall and other annual fund specific materials.
- Participate in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
- Help determine fundraising strategies, goals, and expenses for annual development plan; manage and report on progress.
- Plans and coordinates events to support donor giving, including preparing invitee lists and invitations, planning logistics, arranging for donor follow-up, and setting event fundraising goals.
- Work with staff and volunteer leadership to maximize financial support of events including; identifying and soliciting potential event sponsors.
- Manage all aspects of event production.
- Actively researches prospective individuals capable of making a gift and recommend appropriate strategies for solicitation.
- Identifies potential legacy gifts from top donor group as part of stewardship efforts, and determines strategies for solicitation.
- Processes bequests, including but not limited to tracking related information and determining appropriate recognition.
- A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
- Three years of fundraising experience
- Ability to exercise initiative; work independently, but as a team player
- Ability to handle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
- Strongly detail oriented, high level of accuracy and good prioritization skills
- Must be willing to work some events and weekends and be flexible with hours as required by the position
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and energetic environment
- Excellent outreach, relationship management skills
- Ability to manage up to organization’s leadership to ensure all deadlines are met and relationships steward
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud software. Ideally experience with Blackbaud’s ALTRU software.
- Must work well as part of a team and also be able to function independently on projects
- Experience in event planning and execution
The Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please provide a cover letter outlining your interest, experience and salary requirements, plus a resume. Applicants selected to receive an interview will be asked to submit three references.
Submissions must be emailed to email@example.com with “Development Coordinator” typed in the subject heading.
Part Time Co-teacher/Assistant Preschool Teacher
The Children’s Museum Preschool is currently seeking applicants for a part-time co-teacher/assistant teacher position. This position is a full year position tentatively scheduled for 11:30-5pm. This position may have opportunities for additional am hours on an as needed basis.
Providing a safe learning environment, planning and implementing play-based and child-driven classroom learning activities, meeting individual needs of the children and documenting observations, and the ability to withstand physical demands of the preschool day.
- Familiarity with the Ct Early Learning and Development Standards and prior preschool experience preferred.
- Associates Degree in Early Childhood or Bachelors in a related field with early childhood credits.
- First Aid/CPR/Admin of Medications/Epi Pen certified or willingness to obtain
- Must possess the qualities to care for and work with children in all capacities, demonstrate a strong level of both verbal and written communication skills to assist parents/guardians, communicate and work positively with co-workers, and follow all background check/licensing mandates.
To apply please forward resume and cover letter, including minimum hourly salary expectation, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Time Marketing/Graphics Design Coordinator
The Children’s Museum Inc., West Hartford CT. is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill the part time role of Marketing/Graphics Design Coordinator. The Children’s Museum is a private, non-profit institution, founded in 1927. As the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation, the museum’s mission is to provide life-long learning and innovation among children, adults and their communities. The Museum strives to assist in the development of curious, confident and innovative individuals and to be a valued asset and partner within the community. The Marketing/Graphics Design Coordinator will work alongside our program, exhibits and development staff to creatively market and promote our brand, programs, exhibits and events.
This part-time Coordinator will assist with website management, oversee social media accounts, and act as the primary liaison for advertising and public relations. The position requires a knowledge of graphic design, including a proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. They should be able to identify newsworthy content within the organization and the appropriate channels through which to distribute it. Experience in marketing, public relations, communications, graphic design or a related field is a MUST.
- Manage organization’s website, including regularly updating graphics and seasonal information.
- Grow and manage organization’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Should be able to identify, create and cultivate appropriate content for each channel. Experience with Facebook Advertising is a plus.
- Set up and manage online sales screens thru Blackbaud Altru software.
- Graphic design creation of marketing materials such as flyers, signs, print ads, website banners, and more.
- Identify, coordinate communications and direct projects with outside vendors.
- Maintain community and media relations.
- Make direct outreach to media outlets when necessary.
- Coordinate paid advertisements and identify new promotional opportunities.
- Write and distribute Press Releases.
- Design and distribute email communications.
- Collaborate with Museum colleagues to create appropriate marketing material.
- Background in social media/ability to run a successful social media campaign
- Knowledge of WordPress
- Exceptional writing and editing skills
- Excellent communicator and creative thinker
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
- Graphic design experience
- Experience with Constant Contact and Blackbaud’s Altru software is a plus
Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, professional references, a writing sample and graphic design sample to: email@example.com
If you are interested in volunteering at The Children’s Museum please contact Jennifer Parker at (860) 231-2824 ext. 380.