Deputy Director for External Affairs

External Affairs

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum seeks a dynamic, experienced and result-orientated leader for the position of Deputy Director for External Affairs (DDEA).  Reporting to the Executive Director, the DDEA is an essential member of the senior leadership team, charged with the growth and success of fundraising programs and the increased visibility of the museum and park.

The DDEA, along with his/her team, is responsible for the creative design and execution of deCordova’s development program, including leadership and major gift cultivation and stewardship, individual annual giving, individual and corporate membership programs, corporate giving and sponsorship, planned giving, foundation and government grants and fundraising events.  Oversight areas also include Board and Overseer relations, marketing and public relations including digital media and the museum’s corporate art loan program.  The DDEA is also responsible for accurate analysis and reporting on the museum’s current position, prospective results, forecasts and trends and regularly participates in the art community and donor social circle, delivering deCordova’s mission and shared vision for the future.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals through leadership, strategic development, oversight and hands on implementation of multi-faceted fundraising programs.  A minimum of 5 years of experience as a director of a development program with a staff of 5 or more is required.  Experience identifying, cultivating and closing principal and leadership gifts, managing an annual fund and capital events is also required.  Knowledge of marketing and communication strategies for museums and/or cultural institutions and a passion for art is highly desired.

This position includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package, including health and dental insurance, retirement plan with up to 5% of contributions matched by the museum after 1 year of service and museum-paid life and long-term disability insurance.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a pdf file (no MS Word please) by March 1, 2018 to [email protected]  Please include DDEA in the subject line of email submissions.  Applications may be mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA. EOE