Vizcaya Museum and Gardens seeks a Deputy Director for Advancement. Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum in Miami, Florida. The publicly owned estate transitioned to non-profit governance two years ago, and is committed to building contributed revenues for operations and capital needs. Vizcaya is focused on inclusion and innovation, and ongoing initiatives include revitalization of the historic farm village as a community resource, with urban farming and other programs. The Deputy Director for Advancement is Vizcaya’s senior fundraising professional and responsible for oversight of all fundraising activities from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources (including grants, annual giving initiatives, membership, fundraising events and major/capital gifts).
The Deputy Director directly supervises five full-time professionals: Director of Major Gifts; Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government (“CFG”) Relations; Director of Fundraising Events; Director of Membership; and Advancement Operations Manager. The Deputy Director, directly or through staff, also oversees agreements with independent contractors.
General Functions as a Deputy Director
· Provides effective leadership, vision and strategic direction for all fundraising activities.
· Works closely with senior staff to determine strategic directions for museum-wide initiatives.
· Leads and/or participates in recruitment of Advancement Department staff.
· Models effective leadership and institutional core values, and hold direct reports responsible for doing the same through open communications and regular performance review.
· Fosters a respectful and collaborative environment throughout the institution.
· Creates, manages and oversees departmental budgets.
Specific Functions of This Position
· Works with the Executive Director/CEO, Board of Directors and senior leadership team to identify and achieve institutional fundraising goals to achieve operating and capital needs.
· Cultivates and stewards relationships with Board of Directors and major donors.
o Serves as principal staff liaison with the Board’s Development Committee.
o Works with Executive Director/CEO and Board to identify Board prospects and achieve Board giving expectations.
o Pursues relationships with major individual, corporate and foundation donors.
· Coordinates organized framework for activities and staff of Advancement Division to meet fundraising goals set in strategic plan.
· Oversees Director of CFG, Director of Major Gifts, Director of Membership and Advancement Operations Manager in planning and implementation of grantsmanship, major gift, membership and annual giving programs.
· Oversees Director of Fundraising Events in planning and implementation of two major annual fundraising events, with the strategic goal of cultivating event participants for major gifts.
· Oversees Director of CFG’s efforts to maintain and increase Miami-Dade County and other governmental funding; works with Executive Director and the Board’s Government Relations Committee to cultivate and steward governmental relationships.
· Work with Executive Director/CEO, Advancement Division staff and Board of Directors’ Development Committee to plan and implement a feasible capital campaign.
· Develops division and institution-wide policies to ensure accountability and transparency, including rigorous tracking of grants and donations and use of Altru constituent database by Advancement Division staff.
· Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Education and Experience
· Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration or related field. At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit fundraising and resource development.
· Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish; candidates with deep knowledge of the South Florida philanthropic and business community; knowledge of museums or cultural organizations.
· Ambitious, visionary and results oriented; proficiency in strategic planning, problem solving and achieving goals.
· Analytical, reflective and collaborative professional dedicated to excellence.
· Excellent interpersonal skills; adept negotiator and consensus builder capable of working with a wide variety of staff and stakeholders.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong public speaker.
· Effective supervisor, capable of building a team, fostering high morale, valuing professional development, setting clear goals and holding staff accountable for results.
· Ability to manage projects within the division and across the institution; detail oriented with ability to multitask.
· Proficiency with developing and monitoring budgets.
· Proficiency with software and reporting protocols necessary for the department’s work.
· Capability to select and manage consultants, and negotiate and monitor contracts.
· Experience in fundraising theory and practice, preferably including annual giving, major gift programs, fundraising events, membership programming and capital campaigns.
· Experience with individual, foundation and government grants programs.
· Facility in working with non-profit Boards and other volunteers.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The majority of work is done in an office setting, with some portion involving interaction with donors and other constituents on and off site.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, permanent position. Evening and/or weekend work is required on occasion.
Some travel to meet with donors and elected officials may be required.
Please submit a cover letter conveying your interest and relevant experience and resume to:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
To diminish second-hand health hazards, risk of fire, and unwanted trash on Vizcaya's historic property. VMGTI's employees are not permitted to smoke tobacco or other substances, use vapor devices (including e-cigarettes), or use smokeless tobacco anywhere o the Vizcaya estate (including the Village and parking lots).