• Full Time
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 -- Full time, Non-Exempt USD / Year
  • Salary: Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 -- Full time, Non-Exempt

Website Creative Discovery Museum

We engage the senses and inspire exploration!


Creative Discovery Museum is one of the top children’s museums in the country and is a vital educational resource across our region. The Museum offers science, math, and art outreach programs including hands-on activities to reinforce the concepts being explored.

The Development Manager manages the successful coordination and execution of corporate sponsorships, grant writing, annual fund campaigns, and donor stewardship. This position reports to the Vice President of Advancement

Duties and Responsibilities

• Identify and research potential corporate sponsors and foundation grants who are aligned with the organization’s mission and values.
• Develop sponsorship packages for museum programs and events, working with museum team members across internal departments.
• Cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors for museum programs and events, negotiating agreements for maximum financial investment.
• Ensure sponsorship deliverables are executed and communicated back to donor.
• Manage pipeline of grant opportunities, creating a shared calendar of grant deadlines for proposals and reports.
• Write and edit competitive grant proposals, gathering information from museum team members as needed.
• Coordinate grant reporting with program leads and evaluation staff.
• Coordinate the creation and execution of annual fund direct response campaigns with the VP of Advancement.
• Assist VP of Advancement in researching individual major donors.
• Implement general and personalized stewardship strategies, working with development team members.
• Ensure accurate and up-to-date donor records are maintained in the database.
• Create and maintain reporting to track donor interactions, pledges, and contributions.
• Implement best practices in database management and utilize technology to streamline processes and improve donor engagement.
• Assist as needed with the planning and execution of fundraising and donor stewardship events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Prior experience with donor databases, preferably SalesForce or Blackbaud products.
• Ability to work well with people and in team environments.
• Strong networking skills.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Educational/Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree preferred. Relevant experience in the field at two additional years can take the place of a degree.
• Minimum of two years experience in non-profit fundraising.

Working Conditions
The majority of work in normal office environment. Some events may take place at museum or outside.

Physical Demands
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Salary: $40,000 – $45,000

Full time, Non-Exempt

Creative Discovery Museum is a Equal Opportunity Employer

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