Museum of Science
  • 04-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Corporate/Found./Gov't Relations - 460
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • $75,00 - $80,000
  • Salary
  • Regular, Full Time

National Philanthropy Officer, MOS in School

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The National Philanthropy Officer, MOS in School oversees the development and growth of a portfolio of non-New England based corporate and individual donors for the Museum's growing slate of in-school offerings, including EiE, the Museum's award-winning curriculum. The Officer is personally responsible for $2M-$4M per year to support a wide array of investments into various synchronous, asynchronous, and curricular initiatives, programs, and products. They will build a growth-minded philanthropic pipeline, creating a sustainable revenue stream for the Museum. The Officer will work with an array of stakeholders from across the MOS in School team and Museum, provide strategic advice to direct reports on their efforts to create compelling proposals for a wide-array of MOS in School funding needs, and to creatively match funding opportunities with prospects and existing funders. This position can be based in Boston at the Museum or fully remote.


  • Oversee non-New England philanthropy for EiE and other MOS in School programs annually.
  • Personally responsible for $2-4M per year.
  • Dedicate 75% of job to donor cultivation, engagement and solicitation.
  • Design and execute fundraising strategies for 100 donors annually, resulting in a minimum of 25 solicitations per year.
  • Complete 150 donor visits and 300 modes of prospect outreach per year.


Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Some evening and weekend work required.


Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations


  • Bachelors of Arts or Science degree.
  • Three or more years of advancement experience, with demonstrated proficiency in prospecting and portfolio development.
  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing significant philanthropic gifts (6-figure plus).
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated experience with new prospect engagement and pipeline development.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with both external donors and internal colleagues.


Exempt (Salaried). $75,000 - 80,000


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!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

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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