The Black History Museum developed a capital campaign to support its new vision and plan. The Development Coordinator (DC) will play an integral role in this vision, helping to grow the museum’s donor portfolio.

Reporting to the Museum Director, the DC coordinates the stewardship of current donors and the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective donors and grants to support annual fundraising and the current capital campaign.

This position will expand the museum’s fundraising pipeline through outreach and creating and implementing strategies. The DC will understand, and be able to articulate, the Black History Museum’s mission, vision, culture, values, history and programs.


  • Research foundation, government agencies and corporate grants
  • Manage an annual grant pipeline
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for prospects
  • Move prospective donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
  • Execute development collateral including letters, donor reports, proposals and stewardship materials as   required in conjunction with the MD
  • Initiate correspondence and thank you letters and phone calls as required
  • Initiate compelling digital campaign ideas for online giving donors
  • Experience in planning and producing successful fundraising events
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Marketing, Nonprofit Management or related field required
  • At least two (2) years of previous development/fundraising experience in nonprofit sector
  • Experience in budget-planning and managing financial acquisitions/expenditures
  • Clear organizational skills and ability to follow project to completion
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; internet usage, donor database experience, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or Altru highly desired.
  • Knowledge of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in a timely manner with minimal supervision to complete assignments when faced with competing deadlines.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed during normal museum hours, special events or to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of African American history and art a plus.

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a development-related writing sample to Tasha Chambers at No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. BHM is an EOE.


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