Museum of Science
  • 23-Sep-2019 to 22-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Donor Relations - 440
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Stewardship Specialist

Museum of Science, Boston

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Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Donor Relations, the Stewardship Specialist will assist in the development, implementation and management of an institution-wide endowment stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between the Museum and its donors. This self-motivated, solution-oriented individual will serve as the lead development staff member working to ensure that both the donor's intent and the Museum's needs are respected. The Stewardship Specialist will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including finance, exhibits, educators, donors, development officers, and others in facilitating the establishment of named funds, monitoring spending of funds, tracking beneficiaries of funds and reporting back to donors on the activity supported through their funds to show the impact of their philanthropic investment.


  • Responsible for the research and production of 75-100 endowment reports annually too approximately 150-200 donor households
  • Writes and processes 5-10 gift agreements and letters-of-commitment per month
  • Responsible for comprehensive annual donor honor roll and developing content for five (5) donor installations
  • Supervises the timely production of gift receipts (25-50 per week), acknowledgement letters (10-20 per week), and pledge reminders (10-20 per week)
  • Manages the purchasing and fulfillment of stewardship gift items for the division (10-20 items per month)
  • Enters all appropriate stewardship data into donor records as appropriate (10-20 contact reports and updated demographics as needed per month)
  • Coordinates logistics for donor recognition and stewardship projects/events as needed (3-5 per month)
  • Supports the preparation of 1-2 proposals and/or 3-5 briefing documents per month
  • Develops content and oversee production of holiday cards (250-500 annually)
  • Coordinates 5-10 external vendors annually including print services, mail house, donor recognition and promotional services


This position is full-time, 40hrs/wk, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


Associate Director of Donor Relations


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 3 or more years of Donor Relations and Stewardship experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Donor Relations, specifically in the areas of gift acceptance and fund reporting.
  • Proven experience writing and editing donor correspondence.
  • Demonstrated capability to be deadline-focused with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects independently, while being flexible and organized with multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to exercise diplomacy and customer service acumen when working with internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to all Museum security protocols, including notably, electronic processes.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledgeable on all MS Office Suite programs.


Exempt (Salaried).


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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