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Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships

The Cosmosphere seeks Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships to enhance its fundraising and partnerships nationally and internationally. This role involves planning and coordinating all development activities, including major gift fundraising and campaign management. The position requires building new relationships and strengthening existing ones with supporters, particularly in the air and space industry.

- Education: BA is required, MA is a plus.
- 5+ years of demonstrated leadership success in non-profit fundraising and development, including cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations, as well as grant writing and grant management.
- Knowledge of museum development and experience with science and space programs is a plus.
- Proven leadership and management capabilities and experience.
- Experience working with senior level executives in a corporate environment.
- High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors.
- Strong relationship-building skills.
- Willingness to engage in significant travel regionally and nationally.
- Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs (The Cosmosphere currently uses Versai Museum Management Software.)

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