Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Date Posted:
January 28, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Manager


Fuller Craft Museum seeks a Development Manager to creatively and successfully shepherd all aspects of its development program and calendar in support of its annual fundraising goals and long-term vibrancy as one of the nation's few museums dedicated to the collection, presentation, and celebration of contemporary craft. Reporting to the Director, and working closely with and in support of fellow staff and Board leadership, the Development Manager is a key member of the organization’s management team, charged with the effective deployment of Fuller Craft’s Development resources, systems, processes, and timeline in support of fostering an expanded culture of philanthropy and maintaining and growing the Museum's pool of existing and prospective supporters.

This is a benefited position that enjoys a 32 hour / 4-day (Tues - Fri) work week, with occasional evenings and weekends.


Provide day-to-day management of Fuller Craft’s Development department, including staff, systems, processes, and timeline; Assist Director in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for attracting and engaging individuals, foundations, and corporations in service and support of Fuller Craft's goal of raising $400,000 annually (or one-third of the Museum's operating budget) in cash, pledges, and gifts-in-kind; Support staff and volunteer leadership in identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with donors, and in connecting prospects and donors meaningfully with Fuller Craft and its mission; Work with Finance and Development staff to establish and reconcile accurate gift records, projected cash flow reports, and the Development line item in the budget;Oversee the production and tracking of all memorandum, letters, proposals, reports, and meeting minutes related to Development;Ensure consistent and timely communication with members, donors, and prospects, and throughout the organization regarding prospect and donor contact and activity;Maintain professional growth and development through self-directed learning and through seminars, workshops, and conferences (as organizational budget allows);


Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years development experience, preferably in a museum or other cultural organization;Proficient in full range of Development processes, programs, and stages, including grants management and one-on-one cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;Demonstrated success managing projects and staff and working in a team environment;Proven track record of working effectively with board members and other volunteer leaders;Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone, and in writing with supervisors, staff, trustees, and donors;Strong planning, strategic and organizational skills to effectively coordinate and prioritize workload;Strong written communication skills, ability to compose correspondence to high level donors with accuracy;Ability to work evening, weekend, and early morning hours in support of Museum events and meetings.Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information;Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook. Familiarity with relationship management software, Raiser’s Edge experience highly desirable;Ability to sustain a positive attitude and sense of humor while working under pressure and against deadlines;

How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to dlebica@fullercraft.org.
Apply by:
February 21, 2020
About this Organization:
Fuller Craft Museum is New England's home for contemporary craft. As one of only 8 contemporary craft museums in the United States, Fuller Craft is among the fastest growing, most unique institutions in the northeast.