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Associate Director of Development

National Coast Guard Museum Association
Job Title: Associate Director of Development
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New London
Job Search Ends:
December 31st, 2022
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About the National Coast Guard Museum Association

The National Coast Guard Museum Association is committed to building a world-class Museum that will not only honor the heritage of the U.S. Coast Guard, but also provide to the public a gateway to discover Coast Guard life. Interactive exhibits, programs, public and private partnerships, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based educational programs and leadership training opportunities are expected to be a formidable part of the Museum experience. The Coast Guard story will be showcased in various galleries, exhibits, and immersive and tactile experiences that bring to life the heroism, bravery, and devotion to duty of those who serve.

Summary of the Role

The Associate Director (AD) is responsible for key aspects of the $150 million capital campaign to build the Museum in New London, Connecticut. This individual will lead the engagement of key Association volunteers including fundraising, donor relations, communications, and the development and execution of all committee meetings and related events as directed.  This role will develop and implement a strategy to increase Museum awareness and engage key constituents through tailored events held throughout the country.

The AD will assist the Director of Development in the management of critical fundraising activities, such as the oversight of proposal development, including the presentation, assignment, and tracking of Museum recognition opportunities, the coordination of prospect pipeline, research processes, and the stewardship of all top donors. This role will also be responsible for soliciting individual and corporate prospects capable of making five-figure commitments to the Museum.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  1. Knowledge and demonstrated ability to create and implement fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship practices with volunteers, prospects, and donors.
  2. Self-­‐motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
  3. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  4. Ability to initiate and build relationships with volunteers and donors, interacting virtually or in-person.
  5. Demonstrated ability to proactively manage several projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  6. Proven record of success in securing gifts at the five-figure and above level.
  7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Raiser’s Edge, or a comparable CRM.
  8. A comfort level managing expectations of multiple stakeholders and keeping work plans on track.

The approximate breakdown of responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Management: 40%
  • Proposal Support/Pipeline Management/Donor Stewardship: 25%
  • Prospect Solicitation: 20%
  • Events: 15%


  1. Must have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of nonprofit development experience, specifically volunteer engagement, donor solicitations, events management, and comprehensive fundraising campaigns.
  2. Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively stakeholders.
  3. Must be experienced regarding the creation and utilization of fundraising materials such as direct appeals, volunteer and donor communications, gift proposals, and event invitations.
  4. Demonstrated experience with proactively sharing information about projects and activities in a timely manner.
  5. Must have experience in and demonstrable success working as part of a development team towards establishing and achieving identified fundraising goals. 
  6. An unwavering attention to detail and aptitude for information management required.
  7. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment.
  8. Must demonstrate the capacity to evaluate and make informed and independent decisions regarding strategic approaches to each donor and their respective needs.
  9. While an integral part of the Development team, this individual must be self-motivated and goal-driven and must be able to work with a high degree of independence.

Benefits: GSE-HRA at Maximum Government Limit, Anthem Group Dental and Vision, 401(k) through PENSYS, Group Short- and Long-Term Disability, Group Met-Life Life Insurance Policy, Paid Vacation and Sick Time

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Allison Wortley at awortley@ccsfundraising.com.

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