Individual Giving Officer


Job Summary:

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MCM completed a comprehensive compensation study in late 2021 as part of creating a
more equitable, transparent, and sustainable workplace. We are committed to continued
investment in our team and offer a competitive, living wage and benefits package.
PAY GRADE: $24–$29/hour.
BENEFITS: A summary of benefits is available at the bottom of this announcement.
Play is a vital part of childhood development, and central to our mission. Since 1980, Madison
Children’s Museum has been connecting children with their families, their communities, and
the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. MCM’s unique programs and
custom exhibits are widely recognized for excellence, leading the museum to be regularly
ranked among the top-ten children’s museums in the country. Our team is composed of
dedicated, professional individuals who take play, and living our organizational values very
seriously. We come from amazingly diverse backgrounds and are committed to the ideals of
access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do.
The individual giving officer is a new position on the museum’s development team,
responsible for managing all aspects of annual giving to MCM by individual donors. This
includes cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current donors, and the identification and
qualification of prospective donors. This position will initially be primarily responsible for the
portfolio of donors at and below the $2,500 level, in addition to other duties. Ideal
candidates are those who find joy in raising funds to support children and families, believe in
the importance of play, excel in a collaborative environment, and are strong self-starters.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• 3+ years of demonstrated fundraising success in a nonprofit environment.
• Experience with Blackbaud Altru, or a similar database product.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
• Upbeat, creative, and collaborative team player with a professional demeanor.
• Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
• High level of comfort working in Microsoft Word and Excel.

How to Apply:

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Email cover letter, resume, one (1) writing sample, and three (3) references to PDF file format only. For best consideration, apply
by Sunday, September 18, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Madison Children’s Museum is an Affirmative Action Plan/Equal Opportunity Employer and
does discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, age, race, color,
religion, marital or student status, disability/handicap, national origin or ancestry, income
level or source of income, arrest or conviction record, less than honorable discharge, gender
identity, physical appearance, sexual orientation, or political beliefs.