Director of Development -- Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Director of Development for Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) is responsible for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for CIS, including annual giving; membership; corporate, foundation, and government support; major and planned giving; and special events.  The Director also manages a team responsible for raising annual fund, membership, and unrestricted support for CIS.  The Director reports to the Director of CIS and the Chief Advancement Officer of Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC).  This position has a critical role in the successful operation of CIS and in CIS’s ability to meet its financial and program goals and objectives and those of CEC. Requirements: Minimum of bachelor’s degree. Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably with a museum, cultural or educational institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills. Capability of working with major donors, high level volunteers and major administrators. Computer proficiency necessary. Knowledge of government grants and governmental processes. Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers at all levels. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.

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Posted on the MMA website 4/18.

 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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