As science and technology continue to shape and re-shape our lives, the Museum of Science, Boston, is transforming to meet challenges and expand opportunities. Among the world’s largest science centers, and New England’s most attended cultural institution, many look to the Museum as the leader in best practices of informal and formal STEM education and universal design.
Located at the center of Boston’s innovation hub and surrounded by high tech companies, cutting edge research organizations, and world-renowned universities and health care institutions, the Museum is uniquely positioned to create experiences for all ages to imagine a better world and to inspire people to explore and develop their interests. It offers programs and exhibits addressing science and technology that invite, engage, excite, and empower all generations to ask questions, imagine what’s possible, and design solutions to shape the future.
The Museum of Science is in a transformative moment in its nearly 200-year history. Having recently completed its first ever Comprehensive Capital Campaign raising well over $280 million dollars, the Museum is currently in an exciting new phase of growth and development. In 2015, the Board approved the Museum’s Long Range Plan, which lays out a very ambitious set of directions for the next decade that will: Optimize the visitor experience; Broaden participation across the lifespan; Expand the Museum’s reach locally, nationally and internationally; Leverage the Museum’s position as the leader in preK-8 engineering and computer science curricula; and Secure the Museum’s financial future.
Possessing a deep appreciation for the Museum’s initiative, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving will be critical in establishing the Museum as a leader in the world’s museum community and fulfill its mission to transform the nation’s relationship with science and technology.
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Advancement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Individual Giving will supervise a seven-person Individual Giving team and serve as a prospect manager for a restricted portfolio of highly rated prospects. Requiring the ability to empower others, this role will coordinate with Museum and Board leadership and the entire Advancement team to identify, research, cultivate and solicit top donors. An entrepreneurial individual, the ideal candidate will bring a growth mindset to the role, driving new prospect identification, research and fundraising across the individual giving team. The AVP will work across the division to develop strategy for the timing and execution of all individual solicitations, including managing solicitation priorities for the President. Requiring poise and sophistication, the AVP has a high-profile role, suitable for developing the relationships and insights key to the success of the institution.