Explore & More is currently searching for an External Relations Manager!!!

External Relations Manager

POSITION REPORTS TO

Chief Executive Officer

POSITION SUMMARY
The External Relations Manager is responsible for managing, and successfully implementing the Explore & More Development plan.  Responsibilities focus on annual operational fundraising to include: Grant writing, contract support, special events, annual giving and donor relations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the CEO to create and implement a comprehensive, results-oriented development plan for the museum’s operational fundraising.
  • Work with CEO to communicate the museums vision and mission to potential funders.
  • Plan and implement funding of programs, exhibit experiences and operations through corporate and foundation support and government grants.
  • Establish development tools for timely acknowledgements, and on-going communication the exceeds donor expectations.
  • Oversee the implementation for special fundraising events with attention to volunteers and increased corporate sponsorships. Oversee staff involvement in special events.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop effective donor communication tools to ensure that development efforts are fully integrated into websites, social media and other communications.
  • Support the development of a meaningful, actionable strategic plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Marketing, Communications.
  • 7+ years’ of Development or sales experience with demonstrated success in establishing and meeting development goals.
  • Capital campaign and/or soliciting and securing major gifts from individuals/corporation/foundations required.
  • Must be organized, efficient, able to meet ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to:Meghan Ladolcetta   -mladolcetta@exploreandmore.orgExplore & More-Ralph C. Wilson Children’s Museum300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora NY 14052