Development Communications Coordinator

Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum is among the oldest in the United States, with a history dating back to the 1850’s. We offer great career opportunities for people with all levels of training, experience, and education. We are a composition of diverse and talented staff working together as a team to offer our visitors the best possible immersive experience in learning and enjoyment.

A career with the Milwaukee Public Museum allows you to connect your skills and abilities in a rewarding position with a non-profit organization doing good work in our community. MPM provides an unlimited opportunity to gain knowledge about our world, as you connect with visitors, donors, innovative staff members, curious students, interns and volunteers in your day-to-day-work. See what MPM has to offer!

The Milwaukee Public Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Position Details

Development Communications Coordinator
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Development Communications Coordinator is responsible for all details of member and general donor correspondences for the Milwaukee Public Museum and assists with some Marketing department communications to the general public. The Development Communications Coordinator serves as the main liaison between the Development and Marketing departments, meeting regularly with the Marketing Team.


Membership and Donor Responsibilities

  • Maintains annual communications calendar to include all copy, design, and print due dates for donor and member communications. 
  • Writes all copies for membership and donor print and email communications, including newsletters, solicitations, invitations, acknowledgement letters, pledge reminders, some PowerPoint presentations and other informational pieces. 
  • Coordinates all details of the design, production, and mailing for all membership and donor print and online materials - including email communications via MailChimp and/or Microsoft Office, and campaign materials written by other staff. 
  • Maintain consistent communication between all involved parties - including Development, Marketing, printing companies, and mail house, to ensure the established budget is maintained and any materials or communications are delivered in a timely manner. 
  • Proofreads all membership and donor communications - including campaign and fundraising events materials - to ensure the highest degree of accuracy. 
  • Takes direction from Marketing department to ensure all brand standards are met.

Marketing Department Responsibilities

  • Completes basic text content updates on the MPM website as directed by the Marketing department. 
  • Assists with the collection of content for the MPM employee monthly newsletter with departments across the organization, including the writing and preparation of routine sections of the newsletter as directed by the Marketing department.

You will be successful in this position if you:

  • Demonstrate high attention to detail and possess strong grammar and writing skills. 
  • Practice exceptional project management skills, including the ability to coordinate and effectively relay information and timelines between multiple team members and departments. 
  • Possess experience working in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Are self-sufficient and take initiative to work on projects without supervision. 
  • Are creative and can successfully make program outcomes and statistics eye-catching and appealing to all audiences.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience (preferably in a nonprofit and/or fundraising environment), or equivalent of education and experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be both detail-oriented and highly organized. 
  • Prior experience with Microsoft products and email marketing platforms. 
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to craft messaging accessible to various audiences, across multiple channels. 
  • High school diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using MailChimp or other similar email communication platforms. 
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a four-year college or university, preferably with a focus on English or Communications


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision with HRA/ FSA 
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Critical Illness/Accident Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off package including Vacation, Personal, Holiday, and Sick Leave 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match 
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Free Museum Membership 
  • Museum Shop, Food, & Beverage Discounts 
  • Parking Subsidy/Discounted Bus Pass

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