Tampa Museum of Art | Director of Development and Campaigning (Full-Time)

Who We Are:

The Tampa Museum of Art collects, preserves, studies, and exhibits iconic and important works of art to educate, engage, and inspire the residents of our region and others around the world.

Job Summary:

The Director of Development and Campaigning will design, implement, and launch campaigns to grow the institution’s footprint and its sustainable resources.  Particularly close relationships will be forged with the Development Department, which includes four functional areas: individual giving; foundation and corporate sponsorships and grants; government grants and relations; and fundraisers.

What You’ll Do:

  • A hands-on manager with skills in motivating, directing, and leading staff and consultants, who can also orchestrate/support the fundraising activities of other senior players.
  • Recruit, retain, evaluate, motivate, and inspire a team of development professionals, shaping a team with the appropriate donor cultivation, individual giving, and institutional giving skills and experiences.
  • Thoroughly understand the Tampa Museum of Art’s history, culture, art, programs, personalities, constituencies, properties, governance structure, the base of financial support, and the short- and long-term funding requirements of all segments of the organization; develop strong relationships with and secure the trust and confidence of the Director, the Board Chair, Foundation Board President, Development Committee Chair, staff and board members, and others who are critical to fundraising efforts.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Chair and President of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board: create and then continually update a fundraising plan, setting objectives for individual and institutional fundraising and success metrics; identify board members that will be actively involved in fundraising activities; continually align the Tampa Museum of Art’s fundraising practices and infrastructure to best practices; ensure successful adherence to restricted giving agreements.
  • Establish clear standards for stewardship, donor recognition, and institutional sponsorship, with particular emphasis on the goal of donor retention.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development / Individual Giving Manager to encourage members to increase their contributions to the Museums.
  • Management of day-to-day fundraising, including:
  • Undertake direct individual annual major gift solicitations.
  • Drive an institutional giving program for international, national, regional, and local sponsorships; corporate gifts; and government and foundation grants.
  • Aggressively implement a structured program for donor recognition, the identification of new donors, and the cultivation and stewardship of current donors.
  • Foster strong, long-term relationships with targeted individuals with the objective of strengthening the planned giving program and establishing intergenerational relationships between donors, their families, and TMA.
  • Leverage TMA’s important volunteer network for fundraising purposes.
  • Contribute to the development of materials that tells TMA’s story to donors and individual prospects, ensuring that these materials are segmented and distributed in a targeted, regular, timely, and consistent fashion.
  • Collaborate with the Director and financial staff to prepare fundraising budget projections and provide regular updates on the status of diverse fund development efforts.
  • Periodically evaluate and, if necessary, re-envision the department structure, and develop a staffing plan that justifies allocation of additional staff and other resources to the department based on fundraising performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Substantial nonprofit fundraising experience with a sizable institution and diverse fund development experience that includes capital, endowment, annual fund, planned giving, event-based fundraising, membership cultivation and stewardship, corporate sponsorships, grant writing, leveraging databases for fundraising purposes, alumni fundraising, etc.;
  • A successful track record of negotiating significant gifts ($100,000+) from individuals, institutional and government resources.
  • Knowledge of the world of art and culture, and an understanding of regional, national, and international art funding constituencies would be beneficial.
  • Possessed of fortitude, drive, and flexibility, with an ability to find alternative ways to reach funding objectives when barriers arise; a tactful and skilled negotiator.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Additional Details

  • Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week.
  • Salary: $135,000-$150,000 plus benefits based on experience
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

What’s In It for You:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k with 3-4% employer matching contribution after 90 days
  • Monthly stipend for parking
  • Paid time off plus 13 paid staff holidays
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Access to an employee wellness package
  • Access to museums across North America with TMA staff membership

To Apply

Please send your current CV and cover letter to Michael Tomor, Ph.D., The Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director, Tampa Museum of Art to TMA Executive Assistant: Devidasa.Kawal@TampaMuseum.org