Planet Word is searching for a creative and fun-loving Director of Development (DOD) to help us expand our network of supporters and raise the critical funds needed to open our doors to the public in 2019. The DoD would support the Founder and Executive Director in all aspects of raising $10M by the end of 2019 and laying the foundation for a $20M endowment campaign. The position oversees a Development Coordinator and reports to the Executive Director.
Implementing Fundraising Action Plan: Manage the implementation of fundraising action plan, ensuring that the activities set forth in the plan are executed in a timely fashion. Manage workflow for Founder, Executive Director and Coordinator.
Fundraising Strategy and Support: Support the Founder and Executive Director in all aspects of fundraising. This includes but is not limited to: prioritizing outreach; and working with the Development Coordinator to draft emails and other outreach materials, develop prospect profiles and talking points, and conduct meeting follow-up.
Managing a Portfolio: Cultivate, solicit and steward gifts under $25,000.
Grant and Report Writing: Write proposals for an audience of primarily individuals and corporations.
Event Planning and Management: Lead the planning and execution of 4-6 cultivation events per year.
Board of Directors Management: Support the Founder and Executive Director in stewarding and soliciting individual Board members, manage the Board’s Development Committee and liaise regularly with Development Chair. Provide periodic fundraising trainings to the Board of Directors.
Reporting and Tracking: Oversee the management of the donor pipeline and reporting through the database and other tools. Direct the Development Coordinator to provide regular reports to funders with updates on status of activities. Regularly report to fellow Development Committee members and Board of Directors on fundraising milestones and metrics using verifiable data from the database.
Staff Management and Internal Collaboration: Oversee Development Coordinator. Provide coaching, training and professional development opportunities.
About Planet Word/Museum of Language Arts
Planet Word (www.planetwordmuseum.org) is an interactive museum that will bring language to life with unique, immersive experiences for people of all ages. Nothing like it exists anywhere else in the world. Established in 2013 by Ann Friedman, the museum found a permanent home in the historic Franklin School, at the corner of 13th and K streets in the heart of Washington, D.C. The building is undergoing an interior restoration and rehabilitation and is set to open its doors to the public in late 2019. We are now expanding our team of professionals who share our love of the written and spoken word and are driven to bring an idea to life by supporting the museum at its earliest developmental stage.