The Athenaeum Foundation Seeks Director of Advancement

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The Athenaeum Foundation Seeks Director of Advancement




The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness, and community. Their vision is for all Athenaeum guests to experience a greater connection to their community and themselves.

The Director of Advancement leads the Foundation’s development efforts by building individual and organizational relationships, managing fundraising campaigns and events, and securing grants and awards to support the Foundation’s mission and vision.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Development (75%)
    • Coordinate with the President and Controller to set annual financial goals for the organization
    • Design and implement semi-annual fundraising appeals
    • Design, facilitate, and manage large-scale capital campaigns to support the organization
    • Prepare and submit applications and reports for grants and other awards
    • Solicit and secure corporate sponsorships to support the organization’s programming
    • Manage the organization’s database of individual, corporate, and charitable foundation donors
    • Increase annual giving by cultivating relationships with new and existing donors
    • Design, prepare, and disseminate the Foundation’s annual report
    • Prepare and issue thank you letters and tax paperwork to donors
    • Cultivate prospective tenants for future residencies at the Athenaeum
    • Manage annual giving program for the Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Communications (25%)
    • Oversee all public-facing communications on behalf of the Foundation
    • Prepare, design, and publish the Foundation’s monthly newsletter
    • Regularly update the Foundation’s public calendar of events and programs
    • Manage the Foundation’s website
    • Coordinate with outside contractors to design and curate the Foundation’s graphic and social media assets

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in nonprofit management and/or a development-related field
  • Possess at least 5 years of experience working in fundraising and/or development
  • Have demonstrated success managing/coordinating an organizational capital campaign (preferred)
  • Have demonstrated management and team leadership experience
  • Be knowledgeable of prominent grantors and potential funders in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products and services
  • Be able to work and manage projects both independently and as part of a team
  • Be knowledgeable of various development/fundraising software
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess excellent organization and time management skills
  • Have reliable transportation to and from position-related meetings and events
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule (including some nights and weekends) as the calendar of events and programs requires

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