Reporting to the Museum Director, Dr. Rebecca Rabinow, the Director of Advancement will collaborate with the Board to plan a comprehensive program of fundraising for the Menil. The Director of Advancement has a rare opportunity to take a thriving, mission driven institution to a new level of charitable funding performance. The Menil seeks a person who has a combination of entrepreneurial drive, innovative thinking, and technical proficiency. The position oversees the management of a staff of professionals in trustee and individual giving; corporate, foundation and government support; donor and information services; membership; and endowment fundraising. The position is responsible for the strategic advancement of the Museum’s development efforts, participating directly in key donor relationships, overseeing long-range strategic fundraising initiatives, and participating in institutional policymaking. Through personal example, the Director of Advancement will need to manage the balance between sustaining effective programs with implementing innovative initiatives to generate significant growth in programs yet to be undertaken.
The Director of Advancement will serve as a member of the Museum’s senior management team.