Employment

Employment

As of April 23 2019

Senior Accountant 

General Summary of Duties:

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.

Essential Duties of the Position:

Additional Key Responsibilities:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter with salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please no phone calls.



Vice President of Development
The Wright Museum seeks a permanent, full-time, benefits-eligible Vice President of Development, reporting to the President/CEO.
The Wright Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.

About Us:
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience.


The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture, the museum's 22,000 square foot, interactive core exhibit, which is the largest single exhibition on African American history in existence. The Ford Freedom Rotunda and its 95-foot wide by 65-foot high glass dome; this architectural wonder is more than twice the width of the State of Michigan’s Capitol dome and just one foot shy of the width of the U.S. Capitol dome.

Our Ring of Genealogy, a 37-foot terrazzo tile creation by artist Hubert Massey surrounded by bronze nameplates of prominent African Americans in history. The Museum has the General Motors Theater, a 317-seat facility for live performances, film, and presentations. The Wright serves over half a million people annually through its exhibitions, programs, and events.

Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.

Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspires everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity!

Position Overview:
Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing, implementing and facilitating strategic efforts to develop donors and contributions to support the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This Position will be focused on developing sustainable support for the Museum through public and private grants, corporate sponsorship, individual donations, museum membership and special events.

Essential Functions:
• Design development strategy and oversee ongoing development efforts for the Museum working with the senior management team to identify funds needed, funding targets, and funding approaches.
• Designs and implements an annual giving campaign in the form of an annual development plan that includes strategies and goals for annual giving.
• Support and partner with the President/CEO and Board of Trustees on all major fundraising initiatives and staff/oversee a Development Committee.
• Oversee development and execution of all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants and grant compliance/reporting.
• Oversee special event fundraising.
• Helps the organization define performance measures for fund development and systematically monitor results
• Oversee and support membership efforts with focus on outreach and growth initiatives, with special emphasis on relationship-building and donor management.
• Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed (e.g. capital campaign, programmatic campaigns, etc.
• Oversee all donor information using the Altru database system, provide statistical analysis to board and senior leaders as needed, and support staff responsible for daily Altru functions and gift processing.
• Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of the development team, as well as additional staff, interns or contractors related to special projects.

Relationships:

• Reports to the President/CEO.
• Supervises Full-Time Major Gifts Officer and Full-Time Development Database Specialist.
• Manages Full-Time/ Director of Membership

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required, Master Degree preferred.
• Five or more years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization;
• Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships;
• Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives;
• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization;
• High energy and passion for Museum’s mission;
• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail;
• Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends is essential.

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Event Rental Coordinator

The Events Coordinator assists the client in production and coordination of events at the Museum. The position is responsible for a number of activities in planning and execution of individual events including: responding to requests for rental space, holding client meetings, conducting initial walk throughs, finalizing contracts, working with vendors, setting up/breaking down events, promoting the museum and prospecting clients. The Special Events Coordinator acts on behalf of the Museum as a liaison to the client during contracted events, and works closely with Museum staff as well as external teams such as catering contacts and other vendors, to assure smooth and professional outcomes for rentals and events. The Coordinator must be self-directed and flexible, as well as have the ability to anticipate event needs, prioritize, and be able to meet deadlines.

Essential Duties of the Position:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Museum contacts including vendors, caterers and internal departments including custodial, engineering and audio visual support teams.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to customers in the renting of the facility; assists the client in carrying out the vision of their events.
  • Assures effective coordination and outcomes of tactical aspects of client events; conducts problem resolution as needed to assure a seamless and successful client experience.
  • Keeping track of finances for individual events (including invoices, check requests, etc.
  • Negotiating contracts, procuring vendors/subcontractors, conceptualizing and implementing small and large scale events, food and beverage processes, and driving the overall customer experience.
  • Gather and maintain accurate event information and ensure that event sets ups are accurate and that relevant event information is communicated to appropriate internal departments (Custodial, Engineering, Security, Volunteers)
  • Manage payment schedules, receive and process payments and follow up on overdue accounts
  • Schedule and coordinate special events to specification; provide facilities expertise and support to scheduled events.
  • Attend weekly planning meetings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears and maintain a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Convert clients into committed customers through on-site visits/meetings, property tours and proactive communication.
  • Be onsite to manage all assigned events.

Requirements

-Ability to work in a team environment.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears and maintain a sense of humor.
-Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
-Ability to negotiate with clients and maintain effective working relationships.
-Convert clients into committed customers through on-site visits/meetings, property tours and proactive communication.
-Be onsite to manage all assigned events.
-Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Event Management or related field preferred
-Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays required
-Demonstrated proficiency in computers with ability to learn departmental systems
-Two (2) years of event coordinating a MUST

Please include Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements

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Director of Marketing and Communications

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications that will build a 21st century marketing/communications program that will help propel the museum forward. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial thinker who is eager to try innovative approaches to reach new audiences. A leader who can speak to diverse communities and create conversations with the museum’s exhibitions as the centerpiece. We seek a creative individual who can balance the needs for traditional communications with the rewards that social media and technology offer.

General Summary of Duties

The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for the planning, development, coordination, 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; 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

Requirements

Must have Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to be considered fort his position. No phone calls please.

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Data and Research Management Specialist

Job Description

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is looking to hire a skilled professional with a passion for research, data assessment, and systems management. This is a high-impact position that requires significant computer readiness and social media abilities and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, the Database and Research Management Specialist is responsible for managing all donor information systems for the Museum’s development, marketing, and membership engagement units. This includes reporting, assessments, and data entry. The Database and Research Management Specialist also serves as the key point of contact for data and information warehousing, and researching of key prospects, members, and key prospects. The position will be the lead contact for working with key staff to understand data needs, institutional projections, and the development of actionable insights.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of the Museum’s database including data integrity, prospects, members, updates and corrections, donor contributions/profiles, and donor histories
  • Strategizes and manages implementation of data enrichment services, determining the best use of the software features to accomplish Museum goals.
  • Manages vendor relationships to support development operations.
  • Serves as lead-staff in inputting of new/upgraded data reports, and giving

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Reporting and Other Functions:

  • Develops reports and manages the regular distribution of data
  • Works with Communications-Marketing/Development/Membership Department to support sharing of data and information across donor platforms.
  • Produces queries, reports, lists needed for mailings, programs, fundraising, and events.
  • Creates custom “dashboards” for development and museum staff which demonstrate revenue progress in real-time, and manages tasks and actions.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least 3-4 years Development, Research, and or Database Software exp.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Altru, or research software
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills required
  • Pleasant and collaborative style, professional attitude, attention to detail, dependability
  • Strong ​
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