The Development Manager Fundraising Operations is a new post that is being created to take on the overall responsibility for the management of the operations of the Aga Khan Museum’s Development Department. Having started from a zero base five years ago, the Museum’s Development Department has grown rapidly and is responsible for over $9.0M in fundraising a year. It is poised to grow further with the launch of several major fundraising campaigns in the next few years.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Manager, Fundraising Operations will lead the team that provides the operational infrastructure for the department, including research, grant and proposal writing and communications and runs stewardship programs for Friends, Patrons and Donors. The team will support the front-line fundraising staff of the department, who are responsible for the identification, cultivation and securing of donors and donations for fundraising campaigns. The incumbent will work with the team to further develop systems, processes, and structures that will ensure solid operations for the continued growth of development activities. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, the Campaign Director and other senior fundraisers, the Development Manager, Fundraising Operations will partner in the achievement of the overall fundraising goals of the department.
The successful candidate will be a team-leader who is well-experienced in stewardship, proposal writing or the management of donor databases. S/he will be highly-skilled in the use of donor management systems, capable of improving the Department’s utilization of the database as an insightful business tool.