Director of External Affairs
The Director of External Affairs is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive strategic fundraising campaign, including membership and fundraising events to sustain the annual fund. This position also develops short and long-range marketing and communications goals and objectives that maintain the mission, vision, and values of MOCA.
The Director of External Affairs oversees the research of current and potential funders, manages the cultivation and solicitation of new and renewing funders as well as special funding events. The Director of External Affairs also oversees and coordinates other advocacy activities of trustees and staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Reports directly to the Executive Director and Chief Curator
- Assists in cultivating national, regional and local prospects for the support of the Museum’s programs.
- Oversees marketing, public relations, communications, development and membership staff.
- Develops and implements strategic fundraising plan for corporate, foundation, individual, membership and capital campaigns.
- Reviews all grants and grant reports.
- Assists in long range planning for museum development as well as museum goals.
- Develops and supervises development projects including membership.
- Develops special fundraising events.
- Develops and implements a plan of action for cultivating and soliciting current and potential donors.
- Develops a giving program for local business and individual campaigns.
- Supervises the computerized donor database and list management related to fundraising.
- Develops, implements, and maintains reporting mechanisms to monitor income; provide analysis of status toward annual goals and project funding needs.
- Serves as a liaison and works closely with the following committees of the Board of Directors: Development, Membership, Education, and Finance.
- Works with all departments to develop an overall fundraising plan that coordinates with the museum’s programming planning.
- Supervises staff in the execution of strategic fundraising objectives.
- Supervises acknowledgement process for all gifts and grants through thank-you letters, fulfillment of benefits, reporting mechanisms, and ongoing contact to donors.
- Manages the matching gifts and in-kind gift solicitation and responses.
- Other task as assigned and agreed upon by employee and supervisor.
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required, advanced degree is desirable;
- Knowledge of contemporary art is a plus;
- 5+ years of development and marketing experience;
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work productively with diverse constituencies as well as government agencies and the public;
- Supervisory experience
- Knowledge of other languages is desirable
To apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to:
Alan Waufle, Assistant Director, [email protected]
Graphic Designer, Communications Assistant
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Assistant is responsible for the design, development and production of a full range of communications that effectively support the advancement and curatorial goals of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, one of the most exciting and experimental museums in the country.
- Manage the strategic development, production, and distribution of all print and electronic collateral.
- Art Director for all internal and external communications, responsible for implementing the highest standard of graphic design on all print/publishing projects. Manages graphic design interns.
- Web editor and publisher for the museum’s website. Coordinates webpage maintenance—ensuring that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly. Tracks and measures the level of engagement within the network over time.
- Responsible for implementing and developing strategies for the museum’s social media streams, with measured results.
- Develop key partnerships that expand MOCA’s brand reach and recognition.
- 3 – 5 years of communications experience; covering design of areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications.
- Has the ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful visual images for print and electronic media.
- Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
- Excellent graphic design and verbal communication skills
- A strong track record managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
- High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical level
- Commitment to work collaboratively with MOCA team
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
Position is Full time with benefits
To apply: Email a cover letter, resume, several examples of your graphic design work (PDF) and contact information for three references to:
Unpaid internship opportunities are available in several museum departments.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter, indicating your area of interest to the contact below. No phone calls, please.