Job Description: 

Opening in the spring of 2020, the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame (USOM) will be a world-class cultural institution established to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideals, document the history of the United States Olympic and Paralympic participation and to celebrate the achievements of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic competitors. The USOM, a 501c3 nonprofit, is an integral part of the dynamic fabric of Colorado Springs, recently rebranded “Olympic City USA” and the surrounding community. It aspires to attract and inspire a local, national, and international audience to this highly accessible and interactive venue while nurturing partnerships that create and sustain engaging and unforgettable visitor experiences.

Areas of Responsibility

The United States Olympic Museum is currently seeking a Director of Development to oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the Museum’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a strong development team for our organization. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. You will be responsbile to:

• Work with CEO, key staff, and Board Members to identify, cultivate, solicit, close gifts, and steward donors and prospects with donation capacity
• Participate in one-on-one cultivations and solicitations
• Collaborate with other senior managers to develop and execute strategies to secure philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
• Identify and oversee opportunities for governmental and quasi-governmental grants
• Document all development activity related to gift solicitations and donor and prospect stewardship and general information in the donor/prospect database
• Review listings of current donors and sponsors and identify new exhibits, programs or events which offer opportunities for additional giving or sponsorship strategies to solicit them for new gifts
• Coordinate with the prospect research team to identify new major donor prospects; locally, nationally, and internationally
• Research and writes briefings to prepare management to ensure effective meetings with major donors
• Prepares letters of inquiry and proposals to prospects and donors on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame
• Local, regional, and national travel may occasionally be required
• Experience within or knowledge of the amateur sport or Olympic/Paralympic movement is suggested

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience with donor relations and fundraising solicitations 5 years of management experience
  • Successful track record in Development and Major Gifts with ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Experienced in preparing and closing grant proposals and sponsorship programs to foundations and corporations
  • Ability to meet deadlines and fundraising goals
  • Self-motivated, outgoing, and results oriented
  • Proven leadership, management, and organizational skills as well as experience in designing and executing comprehensive fundraising processes and procedures
  • Professionalism and communication skills necessary to be an effective representative of the U.S. Olympic Museum and a liaison to the donor base
  • A collegial, collaborative, and accessible leadership style, well suited to manage in a complex set of donor communities both locally and nationally
  • Demonstrate creativity, energy, and interpersonal skills needed to introduce and champion new ideas and secure transformational philanthropy
  • Knowledge of various office software applications, including MS Word and Excel
  • Development database experience, especially products utilizing the Salesforce platform

The USOM will offer a fair compensation package commensurate with candidate experience and skills.

How To Apply

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