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Director of Fundraising

National Inventors Hall of Fame
North Canton, OH 44720
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The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is looking for a full time Director of Fundraising to join their team in an exciting time of organizational growth and development. The role reports directly to the Chief Strategic Officer (CSO) and is responsible for philanthropic revenue to support the organizations nonprofit mission to inspire emerging creators and entrepreneurs through our education programs and honor the history of innovation through our museum and Hall of Fame Inductees. The Director of Fundraising will lead a dedicated team of fundraisers to provide the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills which will enable the organization to achieve its fundraising goals. S/he will have substantial fundraising and management experience, a talent for building relationships, and a proven track record in securing support from foundations, corporations, government, and individual donors.


Position Responsibilities:


Strategy and Planning

  • Lead the annual fundraising planning process to produce effective strategies and achieve philanthropic revenue targets across diverse revenue streams

  • In cooperation with the CSO, lead the development of long-term strategy to achieve growth

  • Identify new potential funding streams and produce strategies to develop these funds


Financial Planning and Budget Management

  • Produce cost-effective budgets to achieve action plans

  • Develop and maintain income and expenditure tracking and evaluation systems



  • Manage a cohesive fundraising team that achieves fundraising targets

  • Lead on development of diverse new major gift funding streams

  • Oversee the management of grants and the production of high-quality proposals and reports

  • Support the endowment and individual giving development plan including recruitment and development of new donors

  • Maintain effective donor stewardship for the development of relationships and retention


Staff Management:

Management of fundraising staff, including:

  • Developing objectives and work plans

  • Managing workload and performance through regular one-to-one management discussions

  • Plan and implement personal development programs for team members

  • Undertake annual performance reviews


Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in related field

  • At least five years experience in a similar role

  • Demonstrable track record of strategic fundraising

  • Successful, significant, and relevant achievement at the management level

  • Experience using the strength of an organization brand for business development

  • Proven track record of meeting challenging income targets

  • Proven ability to build, manage, and develop key stakeholder and donor relationships

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic and business plans

  • Effective dissemination of information to large and diverse groups


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organization

  • Knowledge of the fundraising environment and of a range techniques and disciplines which will support the generation of philanthropic revenue

  • Exceptionally convincing and persuasive written and oral skills with the ability to present and convey complex ideas and issues clearly and coherently

  • Demonstrable ability to evaluate new initiatives and develop and deliver new strategic priorities

  • Ability to secure Senior Management and Board approval for strategy

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative, and make decisions

  • Commitment to NIHFs core values and strategic direction


Essential Aptitude:

  • Innovative management style

  • Positive individual with a strong work ethic

  • Energy, enthusiasm, and flair to work hard and achieve ambitious targets


Benefits of working for the National Inventors Hall of Fame include: 

  • Competitive benefit offerings, including; medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, disability, pet insurance

  • 401K plan and employer match of 100%, up to 5% of base salary

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, year-end closure

  • Critical Illness/Accident Supplemental Income plans available

  • On-site workout facility and daily cardio/yoga instructors

  • Flexible workday scheduling

  • Great team environment, opportunities for growth, and culture focused on professional development


Cover letter describing why you are an ideal candidate for the position, salary requirements, and personal interest in working for the National Inventors Hall of Fame, required with resume submission.



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Posted: 2020-02-15 Expires: 2020-03-16

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