To raise funding through private, corporate, and foundation donations; oversee, plan, and implement a comprehensive development program that secures significant financial and or in-kind resources from individuals, foundations, or corporations that support Agency goals; manage principle gifts, donor prospecting and research and special multi-year fundraising campaigns; develop, maintain, and evaluate marketing programs to attract visitors and donors.
Example of Duties
Fundraising Program Management:
Responsible for conceptualizing and designing annual and long-term comprehensive fundraising plans to implement and manage giving activities that ensure adequate funding for designated programs;
Develops and oversees the methods and implementation of prospect cultivation strategies;
Develops individually tailored and detailed gift opportunities for potential major donors;
Prepares written proposals, solicitation appeals, reports and/or other specific development materials for use during donor cultivation and solicitation;
Develops and helps conduct strategic cultivation activities such special events for donors and prospects;
Manages donor relations to include database management & recognition programs;
Maintains a professional relationship with corporations, foundations and individuals that provide support to the Agency;
Acknowledges, tracks, and responds to gifts received in support of the Agency.
Work with Agency leadership to develop and implement short and long term campaigns for special and permanent exhibitions and other projects as determined;
Establishes project budgets and strategizes campaign approach;
Staffs campaign committee and board including, but not limited to preparation of agendas, materials, minutes, etc.;
Communicates regularly with campaign leadership, fund counsel, and other staff members to provide ongoing updates and progress reports;
Arranges, confirms, and provides advance materials for campaign cultivation and solicitation meetings and presentations;
Identifies and researches prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors in conjunction with Trustees, Foundation and Executive Director;
Coordinates design and implementation of campaign-related public relations efforts including events, speaking engagements, media presentations, updates, newsletters, web postings and mailings.
Marketing, Community, Government, and Media Relations Program Management:
Serve as liaison and lead staff to the Foundation for Idaho History;
Provides support to Executive Director for Agency Legislative Program;
Manages Agency comprehensive marketing program and provides leadership in aligning development initiatives with agency programs, marketing and branding;
Manages contractual relationships with Public Relations agencies;
Oversees external relations program including social media, overall agency promotions, and special campaigns;
Provides leadership direction to Agency Brand, use of Brand guidelines, and the development and distribution of all printed and digital collateral, signage, and related promotional products
Provides leadership and direction for Agency web-site design and promotion of Agency destination facilities and public programs and services
Provides leadership and direction for the Agency's Volunteer Program, a vital component of the Agency's effort to engage Idahoans in the mission of the Agency and increase in-kind service to support Agency programs
Some knowledge of supervisory practices.
Good Knowledge of: budget preparation; management principles and practices; marketing and public relations practices.
Experience developing, planning, and implementing fundraising strategies; building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations, and corporations; developing and making oral presentations to groups; developing persuasive written proposals or grants to the business community, private individuals and foundations; using database management systems and other software.
Additional Salary Information: Full State Benefit package, including pension
Internal Number: 00152
About Idaho State Historical Society
The Idaho State Historical Society is a trusted guide through the state’s history and how it has shaped every aspect of our lives — our land, our communities, our government and our people. Created in 1881 and established as a state agency in 1907, the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) preserves and promotes Idaho History and is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program.
ISHS Preserves and provides access to irreplaceable state owned historic collections including 50,000 artifacts, 500,000 photos, 40,000 maps and architectural drawings, and 20,000 archaeological items. ISHS stewards 60 historic and contemporary buildings which total just over 312,000 square feet on 43 acres of land. ISHS has a staff of 60, over 200 volunteers, and is governed by a board of Trustee that are appointed by the Governor.
ISHS benefits Idahoans though key programs including Capitol curation and exhibition; records management through the State Archives, operation of cultural facilities of the state including the Idaho State Mu...seum and Old Idaho Penitentiary, and management of the programs under the National Historic Preservation Act, including the National Register of Historic Places Programs.
The Idaho State Historical Society is state assisted and raises more than half of its budget to support services and programs with a mix of fees, public and private grants, memberships, corporations and philanthropic gifts.