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

External Relations Manager


Chief Executive Officer

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.


  • 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.


  • 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