Museum of Science
  • 06-Mar-2020 to 06-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • Fundraising Events - 435
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Director, Advancement Events

Museum of Science, Boston

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Working with the Sr. Director of Advancement Operations, the Director of Advancement Events is responsible for the creation, implementation, and execution of a strategic relationship driven model of Events. These activities serve as a focal point for stewarding existing donors, engagement of new and future donors, and securing annual income through a suite of external programming. Combined, these events and activities generate thousands of touchpoints between the Museum and the Greater New England Community that represents the impact the Museum has in the community.

Leading a staff of three, a Fundraising Events Committee, and external vendors, this position and the Event Department are responsible for centralized Event strategy and execution. This includes 50+ Events a year in collaboration with departments across the Museum. The Director collaborates with Gift Officers to execute tailored programing and coordinates logistics including briefings, talking points, communications, and senior leadership engagement.


  • Working with SVP Advancement, leadership, and Gift Officers, create and drive a cohesive events strategy designed to engage prospects and deepen engagement with existing donors Work directly with Gift Officers to drive fundraising event asks for donors and prospects in their portfolios
  • Oversee three direct reports in the Advancement Events department
  • Expected annual income through events to exceed $1,000,000 annually
  • Manages all aspects of over 50+ events per year serving up to 500 guests per event
  • Maintain a portfolio of 50+ individual and corporate prospects related to the Fundraising Events Initiative
  • Manage the 12-person Fundraising Events Committee, comprised primarily of Trustees and Overseers; hold at least three meetings per year
  • Working in close collaboration with the Office of the President, the Director is the primary contact for events to over 100 Trustees and Overseers


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. This position also requires that ability to maintain a flexible schedule with night work and some occasional weekend work.


Sr. Director, Advancement Operations


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts
  • 7 or more years of fundraising, event planning, and/or donor management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing fundraising events and/or corporate events
  • Demonstrated track record in soliciting gifts from individual, corporations and/or foundations
  • Demonstrated experience in donor databases
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendor relations
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


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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