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Development and Community Relations

THIS POSITION WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE DIRECTOR AND OTHER RELEVANT PARTIES TO ASSIST THE MUSEUM AS IT MOVES TOWARD ITS GOAL OF SELF SUFFICIENCY AS AN LSU ALEXANDRIA FACILITY UTILIZING ALL RESOURCES PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENTAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE.

Tasks
• Secures exhibition, programming, general operating, capital and endowment support from corporations, foundations, individuals and government entities and works to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship of funders.
• Research and identifies new potential sources of funds, creates appropriate proposals and successfully brings proposals to closure.
• Manage relationships with prospective and existing donors in all aspects of the gift cycle including: identifying, qualifying, and initiating contact with potential leadership and major gift donors; developing appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers; moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure; and maintaining stewardship contacts with donors.
• Prepares letters of inquiry, grant applications, grant reports, grant attachments, and other grant-related correspondence, as well as ongoing stewardship activities with key foundation and government agency contacts.
• Organize and execute fundraising events with the help of the other museum staff and board members.
• Coordinate fundraising efforts with the Friends of the Alexandria Museum of Art, a fundraising group.
• Fosters and maintains collaborative community relationships within both the public and private sectors.
• Works closely with University and LSUA Foundation staff to ensure collaborative and collegial working relationships that foster the respective missions.
• Expands the local expectations of what this university museum can be and identifies compelling ways to integrate it into college and community life while keeping an eye focused on building a reputation for regional and national excellence.

Qualities/Skills
• Proven successful experience in fundraising, financial management and working with Boards
• A talent for building strong relationships, trust and confidence with a wide range of constituencies
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to create an effective and professional fundraising program; skill and ability to build and nurture relationships with a diverse range of individuals; proven fundraising success from a variety of sources, especially in soliciting gifts from individual donors; grant writing experience preferred.
• Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques in individual, corporate, foundation and impact-based fundraising.
• The ability to convey appropriate messages in a meaningful and compelling way, and to represent the Museum to the community at large through various forms of public engagement.
• Previous experience writing grants for an arts organization is strongly preferred; superior writing skills and the ability to craft a clear, concise and persuasive messaging are essential.

The Position is a fulltime (40 hours) unclassified position with benefits. The hours are flexible in that they include some nights and weekends.
The salary is $32,000/year + benefits.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

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