Development and Communications Manager – Holland Museum

The Holland Historical Trust is a catalyst for the dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area. By collecting, preserving, and communicating what has been, the trust focuses the power of the past to shape the future. Its educational facilities and collections are representative of a diverse heritage and accessible to all.

Position Type:                  

Reports to Executive Director    

Education Required:      
Bachelor's Degree, Development experience preferred

31W 10th Street, Holland Ml     

Travel Required:             
Intermittent local travel

Level/Salarv Range:        
To be negotiated            

Skills Required: 
Microsoft Office, Email, Internet, Oral and Written Communication        

Skills Preferred:
Communications, Social Media, Donor Perfect

Posting Expires:
Closes when the position is filled.

To Apply:            

  • Email:   
    Subject Line: Development and Communications Manager Position
  • Fax: 616-394-4756         
  • Mail: Human Resources, Holland Museum, 31W 10th Street, Holland, Ml 49423

General Summarv

The Development and Communications Manager is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations of the membership program, development and communications functions of the organization. This position works in close collaboration with the Board, Executive Director,and Volunteers . Duties include database management, light accounting procedures, event coordination, donor communication support, and project-based work.   Office-based full-time professional office position, averaging 40 hours per week with occasional night/weekend hours.

Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintain organizational data in the donor database with consistency and attention to detail for all donor and gift entries.  Manage all database operations including: data entry, gift recording and acknowledgments, gift reporting, and regular data hygiene.
  • Prepare donor queries, written acknowledgement  letters, and other donor literature.
  • Coordinate all fundraising events including all logistics, committee recruitment and management .
  • Prepare and execute mailings including direct mail and newsletters (hard copy and e-blasts)
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of communication pieces, particularly e-blasts and social media
  • Manage the Membership program
  • Assist with web content management
  • Help organize volunteer committees and assist with training of other volunteers
  • Develop reports for the Board and other leadership

Qualifications: (Preferred prior exposure to fund-raising processes and database management)

  • Professional presentation, with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and an energetic and engaging personality
  • Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Social Media, and database management
  • Demonstrated ability to handle donor interest and personal information with tact and sensitivity, in a confidential  manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a strong customer-service orientation
  • Ability to set and meet realistic goals, establish work priorities, organize people and materials to reach goals, handle pressure well, and evaluate and report results
  • Ability to multi-task while handling work expectations including telephone, basic office machines, reading, writing, tymputer/dtry, and some travel

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified, and may change at the discretion of the incumbent's manager/supervisor.

Posted on the MMA Website 3/16.

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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