Museum Vision and Mission:
MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.
Position Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
Location: MOHAI Resource Center at Georgetown
Classification: Exempt, Salaried, Full-time
Benefits include: Medical and dental insurance, and participation in 403 (b) savings plan
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building relationships with individuals and inviting them to make investments in MOHAI’s missions to bridge the past, present, and future through compelling and engaging exhibits and programs. The Major Gifts Officer is a pivotal position on the museum’s Advancement team, working collaboratively with staff across the museum in initiating and growing philanthropy for MOHAI. The Major Gifts Officer matches museum funding priorities and projects with donor interests, builds industry and community partnerships, and provides strategic guidance and support to staff on fundraising projects as assigned and appropriate to the specific job duties. The Major Gifts Officer will manage overall major gift strategy, collaborate with senior staff on all major gift strategies including the Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer, and Advancement staff and facilitate critical collaboration with MOHAI’s Board of Directors. This position will also manage the creation and launch of a robust planned giving program.
For more than 60 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center. MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the Puget Sound region.
MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please visit www.mohai.org.
Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Human.Resources@mohai.org
MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and building a diverse staff. We encourage candidates of color to apply.
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