The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) is the only children’s museum in the First State. Since opening in 2010, the DCM’s mission has been to inspire children to explore, discover, and celebrate the power of their potential through interactive experiences in an environment that integrates and stimulates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
The DCM is a celebrated addition to Riverfront Wilmington, enhancing the region with innovative, educational and meaningful exhibits and programs. A member of the Association of Children’s Museums, the DCM is a novel destination, attracting local families and regional tourists, a new tradition for family outings, and a magnet for educational programs, school and camp field trips. The DCM aids in enhancing Wilmington’s quality of life – a benefit that both current and future businesses reference when recruiting and retaining quality personnel.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for overseeing and growing development efforts in order to keep pace with the intentions of the museum’s strategic development plan. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director and staff to grow the museum’s base of support, particularly from private donors.
The Director of Development is responsible, working with staff and the Board Development Committee, to develop a strategic work plan for fund development, including a calendar, budget, and initiatives for engaging the full Board in implementing the work plan collaboratively with staff. He or she is also responsible for overseeing the development and periodic refreshment of the overall Case for Support, Case Statements for key program areas, and other fund-raising related communications in concert with the strategic marketing plan. He or she oversees the development of gift acceptance policies, establishes and maintains the department’s reporting practices, including tracking of sources and uses of funds, designs and ensures execution of donor recognition, including stewardship protocols and practices, and leads communications with and training of the Board. The Director of Development will oversee Donor Fundraising, Events, Grants, and develop a strategy to increase and maintain contacts with Donors.
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