Inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences.
Become a valued member of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s (BBCM) team! We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, analytical team players with a passion for early childhood education to help us reach our goal of providing ALL children with high-quality, hands-on, playful learning experiences. We believe teamwork stems from supportive and cooperative discussions. We invest in our team members’ professional growth and celebrate curious minds.
At the Museum, we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and job applicants, and it prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on factors such as race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
BBCM is seeking a proven fundraiser and pivotal leader to serve as the next Vice President (VP) of Development. The VP of Development is responsible for leading the organization's fundraising and development strategies and goals. This role will build a robust and comprehensive fundraising program, playing a key role in shaping the organization's financial sustainability to create a stronger and more diverse network of stakeholders to enhance the Museum's impact.
Primary responsibilities include creating and leading the implementation of a comprehensive development plan, designing, executing, and monitoring a robust moves management fundraising operation aimed at securing funding from a diverse array of individual, corporate, and foundation contributors, overseeing donor communications, and nurturing strong donor relationships. The VP provides guidance and direction to the development team, ensuring that their goals, outcomes, and expectations align with the Museum's mission. This position directly supervises the Annual Fund Director and Grant Writer.
The VP of Development collaborates closely with the Board of Directors and serves as a member of the BBCM leadership team to advance the organization's vision, with a specific focus on leading the Museum through a Capital Campaign to secure a new location in Milwaukee.