Employment

Employment

As of February 6, 2018

Accountant

Under general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Accountant is responsible for maintenance of the general ledger, including accounts payables entries and addresses all Museum payments. The Accountant also administers daily cash balancing and preparation of account analyses and special budget reporting. The Accountant will also perform transactional accounting functions in the general ledger system and prepare the various general ledger reconciliations required for month end closing.

• Process standard recurring and other non-recurring journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation for review.

• Prepare monthly account reconciliations, including Bank Account Reconciliations, prepaid assets and liabilities, lease accounts, and any other non-payroll related accrual accounts in the General Ledger.

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or the equivalent.

• Two (2) years related experience in an accounting or finance position. Not-For-Profit experience is preferred.

• Experience with financial systems accounting; knowledge of Financial Edge software is a plus.

• Advanced Excel skills required

• Strong detail orientation, mathematical and analytical skills are a must.

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Prospect Research & Donor Engagement Officer

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright), a community-centered and mission-focused institution, is seeking a high-performing, self-motivated professional to fill the critical role of Prospect Research and Donor Engagement Officer.

Position Summary 

The Prospect Research & Donor Engagement Officer (PRDEO) is a new position at The Wright and plays a critical role in linking fundraising staff to the people we serve. The DPRDE will manage our prospect research/assignment process, from identification and qualification to prospect assignment. The position assures that The Wright maintains a strong pipeline of prospective donors in support of a strong annual fundraising process, and insures strong stewardship ties among donors and the Museum.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a high level of commitment to the research process and enhancing our long-term relationships to donors and partners. The position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Development and interacts with our development team in building prospects. The successful candidate will have an inclination towards data collection, research management, and experience in donor-wealth management, and or non-profit leadership.

Essential Duties of the Position

• Monitor/analyze wealth screening results to identify prospects for pipeline and fundraiser portfolios.

• Conduct detailed research on top prospects to determine capacity ratings and philanthropic inclination.

• Work with Development Officer and SVP to assign prospects/monitor moves management process.

• Work with the IT team to maintain database integrity and run pipeline reports

• Perform regular research on major and principal gifts prospects;

• Identify and implement best practices to ensure The Wright’s screening and research capabilities are in line with professional standards and meet the organization's needs.

• Keep abreast of key donors in the news, philanthropic trends, current economic and world events, and evolving prospect research/management practices and share that information as necessary.

• Utilize development software to create and maintain a comprehensive major gift prospect pipeline.

• Maintain a comprehensive and working knowledge of organization’s database.

Additional Key Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain data systems and electronic catalogs of donors/prospects.

• In collaboration with SVP, work to build/expand donor/prospect giving base.

• Work to strengthen stewardship of donors, and ensure connection to The Wright.  

• Donor stewardship and retention are key metrics for success. 

• Directly responsible for identifying new relationships/prospects, and expanding the overall number of donors in data base. Manage Donor database and software, and ensure that information is accurate, timely, and relevant to advancing personal objectives. 

• Assist in coordinating and executing fundraising of all special events.

• Maintain transparency and a strong donor centric philosophy in support of donor engagement, donor retention, giving prospects, and stewardship strategy.

• Effectively manage/resolve challenges in a positive manner that supports The Wright.

• Produce regular reporting/data that measures performance, growth and projections.

• Ability to represent The Wright effectively with donors, prospects, stakeholders.

• Assist in effectively communicating about Museum activities, events, and programming.

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Social Science or related discipline; Masters preferred

• 4 - 5 years of progressive experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, or non-profit leadership

• Strong interpersonal skills and capacity to self-manage/motivate

• Successful candidate will present as a mature professional with a keen sense for donor sensitivity and appropriateness in advancing the mission and values of the museum

• Skills in Donor related software use and researching is a significant plus

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History seeks a creative, dedicated and innovative professional to serve as its Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. This position leads The Wright Museum’s marketing efforts through sound strategic and tactical planning, implementation and execution with the goals of authentically representing the leading institution dedicated to the African American experience and elevating The Wright to its rightful place in the local, regional and national cultural landscape. The Wright Museum is a complex and multifaceted organization that requires a proportionally dynamic and experienced professional to properly execute this role. The ideal candidate will do everything in their power to absorb all that the museum is and does into becoming its chief advocate and storyteller through its marketing and communications.

General Summary 

The Senior Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of The Wright’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, including project management; media planning and placement; design and production of materials, deliverables, and reviews; marketing team leadership; and ensuring that campaigns remain on track to meet strategic objectives. Inter- and cross-departmental collaboration and external relationship management with media partners, vendors, agencies, and designers are integral to this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Learn everything possible about the museum and its mission, history, programming, and needs

• Understand and stay current on museum’s organizational goals, and tailor marketing accordingly

• Create, implement and monitor comprehensive multi-channel marketing, communications and public relations plans and programs that enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and facilitate internal and external communications

• Budgetary creation and oversight

• Lead marketing project management for select museum exhibitions and programs such as museum initiatives, programs, and tourism development

• Ensure articulation of Wright’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies both internal and external

• Acts as The Wright’s representative with the media, ensuring regular contact with targeted media and appropriate responses to media requests

• Work with graphic designers to create all collateral in use by the museum, supporting development, educational, and programming efforts

• Create and send regular e-blasts and other digital communications to targeted audiences

• Monitor trends. Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance, and use this information to help the Wright operate with initiative and innovation

• Draft copy and circulate for approval

• Select images and clear rights as required

• Oversee internal and external designers and agencies producing print ads and radio spots, direct mail, e-mail promotions, banner ads, social media graphics, and other items. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to President & CEO and Board

• Oversee production of marketing materials including: setting up project schedules, issuing insertion and work orders, obtaining vendor bids, coordinating with printers and mailing services to assure timely, high-quality delivery

• Manage direct mailing campaigns for series brochures, postcards, and other mailers

• Manage paid digital advertising. Set and monitor campaign effectiveness (especially for online and social media campaigns), produce timely reports, and develop contingency strategies if required

• Manage marketing staff and interns to meet job requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

• Bachelors Degree in marketing, communications, advertising, or related field

• 7 - 10 years + of professional experience in marketing, advertising, communications, or related field with progressive management experience

• Deep and abiding interest in and appreciation for African American history and culture, the Arts, and a genuine willingness to continue to immerse one’s self in these areas

• Broad-based understanding of communications fundamentals, big-picture conceptual abilities and an unwavering eye for detail

• Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Be able to dive deep, learn about, and adopt the voice of the museum. Must be able to eloquently and efficiently speak to the importance of the museum and its mission in a compelling, engaging manner in a variety of settings and through a variety of channels.

• Exceptional writing skills. Marketing copy and article-length writing is expected on a regular basis.

• Demonstrated experience developing and managing integrated multi-channel marketing plans. Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities.

• Must be able to work quickly and accurately assess priorities

• Ability to organize work assignments and manage multiple projects effectively

• Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal sales skills

• Strong written and verbal communications and project management skills

• Strong knowledge of digital marketing including social media

• Computer literacy in word processing, database management and page layout. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint) and Google products

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Special Gifts Officer

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright), a community-centered and mission-focused institution, is seeking a high-performing, self-motivated professional to fill the critical role of Special Gifts Officer.

Position Summary 

As SGO, you will be part of a dedicated team responsible for key elements of fundraising and stewarding both new and existing donor relationships, manage a portfolio of donors and prospects, including some major gifts, support long-term strategic planning, work in partnership with the Senior Vice President, and serve alongside key members of the executive and educational teams to advance the organizational mission. The SGO will have primary responsibility for securing, and advancing, targeted mid-range gifts within the $5-$25K level. The position will manage a structured prospect portfolio, with the expectation of meeting quarterly fundraising objectives.

Essential Duties of the Position

• Expand and grow the base of individual donors and expand community relationships to grow revenue, identify and steward new prospects, and expand connections between donors and people we serve. 

• Support strategic planning of donor engagement, moves management, and increasing fundraising capacity.

• Work to grow existing portfolio of donors, build new donors, and ensuring that every prospect feels connected to The Wright, and that their investment in our mission will generate an impact. Donor stewardship and retention are key metrics for success.

• Directly responsible for cultivating new relationships that expand the portfolio of individual donors, grow overall sources of revenue, and expanding the overall number of donors in the portfolio.

• Assist in managing volunteer engagement with individuals and community stakeholder groups that seek access to our educational programs in a manner that strengthening ties and future financial support.

• Supports fundraising strategies, donor relations, and overall resource development plan.

• Assist in coordinating and executing fundraising of all special events.

• Maintain transparency and a strong donor centric philosophy in support of donor engagement, donor retention, giving prospects, and stewardship strategy.

• Communicate effectively with SVP, CEO, executive staff, Board, and key stakeholders.

Additional Key Responsibilities

• Directly accountable for managing portfolio, monitoring key fundraising data and expanding the number of total donors that support The Wright

• Participates in training, workshops, and professional development as requested.

• Assist in marketing and outreach of Museum activities, events, and programming.

• Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Social Science or related discipline; Masters preferred

• 4 - 5 years of progressive experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, or non-profit leadership

• Strong interpersonal skills and capacity to self-manage/motivate

• Successful candidate will present as a mature professional with a keen sense for donor sensitivity and appropriateness in advancing the mission and values of the museum.

• Skills in Donor related software use and researching is a significant plus

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and portfolio link(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..