Summary:  Under the direction of Director of Development manage aspects of the Museum’s relationships with mid-level individuals and corporate donors.  Responsibilities include developing and managing activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership gifts and increasing Annual gifts and management of small- & large-scale development events.  Assist the Director of Development with all aspects of executing departmental goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and personally serve portfolio of individuals and families for cultivation and solicitation purposes
  • Helps coordinate and attends monthly sponsored and corporate events
  • Develop and oversee cultivation and stewardship program for Playmakers, mid-level & corporate gifts (as they relate to sponsorships and events), annual campaigns and capital campaigns.
  • Manage and staff certain fundraising and cultivation activities, including but not limited to: Themed monthly sponsored donor engagement events, Date Night, third party fundraising events, Playmaker events, etc.
  • Attends Board of Directors Meetings for event overview if needed.
  • Achieve annual giving goals through direct efforts including; cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship using a Moves Management Plan
    • Develop a Moves Management strategy for prospects; partner with the Director of Development to segment the database, track and report progress of donors
  • Provides oversight for research and data analysis related to giving patterns and capacity ratings for assigned donors, prospects and members
  • In cooperation with the Finance Department, and working within the Museum’s databases (Altru, Patron’s Edge, Financial Edge), maintain accurate records of charitable gifts (recording and allocating appropriately in Altru; processing of recurring gifts; monthly reconciliation, etc.).
  • Maintain an active role in the process of data mining
  • Able to work with budgets
  • Assist Development Director with the preparation of the Development budget and control expenses effectively for assigned area of responsibility
  • Track contact with mid-level donors and sponsors in Altru
  • Serve on the Gala Committee to provide support to the Director of Development and volunteer Committee.
  • Assist with planning Sandfest, including soliciting corporate sponsors/teams.
  • Ongoing thank you calls and notes to sponsors and mid-level donors.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications


  • Proven track record in achieving fundraising goals
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of self-direction, self-motivation and ability to set priorities, reach goals and evaluate and report results
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines and changing environments
  • Thorough knowledge of  Moves Management preferred
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Positive, energetic, “can do” mentality with “sales driven’ mentality
  • Ability to organize and motivate both staff and leadership volunteers
  • Ability to plan and execute events
  • Must meet requirements of employment background check

Supervisory Responsibilities:



  • Four or more years of experience with annual funds, major gift solicitations, capital campaigns and membership marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree is required or equivalent work experience

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports. Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or concerns from donors and community supporters. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and small grant proposals.  Ability to effectively present information to management, donors, community supporters, public groups, etc. Spanish speaking and/or other foreign language skills a plus.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of, Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software. Becoming efficient in Financial Edge, Blackbaud Altru, WhentoWork and Paycom through training and usage to successfully meet departmental responsibilities.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to traverse, remain stationary, express ideas and be able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and spoken English. The employee must be able to read fine print. This job also requires the use of a computer which will be placed somewhere in the employees workspace. The employee must have the necessary keyboard and computer mouse skills as well as the ability to read a color monitor. The employee must transport or move boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Requirements:

Must be able to work in a well-lighted, temperature-controlled work area. May also be exposed to extreme weather conditions with constant ambient noise levels. Must be able to work in open area with other employees. Employee must adhere to current company and CDC pandemic related guidelines.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer.  This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.


Organization/Company: Children's Museum of Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled