Development Programs Manager ($45,000–$60,000)

Position Title
Development Programs Manager

Hiring Institution
Door County Maritime Museum

City, State
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Salary/Hourly Compensation

Position Description
This position creates, sustains, coordinates, and oversees the strategic approach and tactical implementation of fundraising programs. Primary responsibilities include cultivating sponsor relationships, soliciting donations, coordinating volunteers for various fundraising projects, and sustaining fundraising programs. Full description and link to position can be found here. 

Duties include:

  1. Annual Fundraising Plan
    • Draft the annual Fund Development Plan, and collaboratively review it with the Executive Director and the Fundraising Committee.
    • Implement the Fund Development Plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
    • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals in support if the museum’s strategic direction are being achieved.
    • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising as necessary.
  2. Development Activities
    • Develop and manage schedules for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
    • Identify foundations and governmental programs for potential support of DCMM programs. Prepare and submit grant applications to generate funds for the Museum.
    • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the plan to generate funds for the Museum.
    • Identify and develop corporate, community, and individual prospects for the Museum fundraising priorities.
    • Administer the museum’s donor mailing list and database, and ensure the privacy and confidentiality of donor information restricted to specific individuals as defined by the Executive Director.
  3. Development Program Financial
    • Develop and gain approval for an annual budget of the fundraising programs.
    • Prepare regular reports on fundraising projects’ progress, receipts, expenditures, and net profit.
    • Monitor program finances and analyze reports.
    • Seek continual improvements to the projects to optimize profitability.
  4. Philanthropy Promotion
    • Create and sustain a culture of philanthropy among the staff and Board members through periodic, frequent counseling and coaching sessions in fundraising techniques & conveying non-profit success stories.
    • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the Museum’s staff and Board.
    • Promote the Museum to its members, volunteers, and community stakeholders to maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the Museum.

Applicants ONLY with direct experience to the position, Applicants who can start right away, A candidate that fits the organization’s internal culture.

Quantified Level of Education vs. Years of Experience is Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations, or non-profit leadership
  • Four (4) years experience in non-profit 501(c)3 development work
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset

Full Time Traditional Schedule (M-F; 9am-5pm)

Benefits Include
Paid Vacation, Flexible Schedule, Professional Development Opportunities (conferences, webinars, coaching, etc.), Paid Sick/Personal Days

Closing Date
Open until filled

Management Styles of the Organization (you can find the descriptions of each style by following this link)
Management style is Directive.

Resumes should be sent to
Amy Paul at

Include the following with your resume

Interview Process
Initial phone interview and longer interview either in person or phone.

Applicants WILL be notified if they do not get the job.

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