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Vice President, Fund Development & Planning

Levine Museum of the New South seeks an experienced fund raising professional to serve as Vice President of Fund Development and Planning.  As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Fund Development and Planning manages the institution’s Development program and provides strategic direction for the Museum’s fund development efforts at a time of transformational change in museums and in the neighborhood in which the Museum resides.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Fund Development and Planning manages traditional philanthropic programs aimed at identifying, soliciting, and stewarding $1.5m in contributed support annually.  Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of professionals in planning and managing programs aimed at cultivating and retaining individual gifts from major donors and grassroots supporters, attracting corporate sponsorships, and soliciting public and private grants;
  • Overseeing the planning and execution of fund raising events;
  • Working with the Marketing team to collect and analyze critical audience and donor data and using those data to raise public awareness and build support;
  • Collaborating with Audience Engagement staff to secure sponsorships for exhibits and programs;
  • Managing research, application, and reporting for the Arts & Science Council’s basic operating grant and other grants;
  • Serving as staff liaison to the Board Development Committee, providing support for Board-led fund raising activities.

In addition, the Vice President of Fund Development and Planning works with staff and board leadership to explore new ways to ensure the Museum’s financial health through non-traditional partnerships and fund development opportunities.  Participates in the selection of planning consultants and manages relationships, schedules, and deliverables.  Represents the Museum at external meetings, events, and programs.


  • 7-10 years of experience in nonprofit fund development and management;
  • A record of innovation, strategic thinking, and leadership;
  • Experience in soliciting and stewarding major donors, preferably in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area;
  • Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and develop relationships between the institution and key community constituents;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Experience in working with board members, corporate and foundation executives, civic leaders, consultants, and advisors;
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud and/or Altru desirable;
  • A passion for the Museum’s mission, history, and education.

Levine Museum of the New South uses history to build community through exhibits, programs, and experiences, within our walls and beyond, that help audiences understand their world today in the context of yesterday and think about their roles in shaping the New South of the future.  Levine Museum of the New South is dedicated to the values of scholarship, service, collaboration, inclusivity, and fiscal responsibility.

Please apply directly online to Lindsay Fairbrother, lfairbrother@museumofthenewsouth.org, and include a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Please indicate how and where you learned of this opportunity.

Levine Museum of the New South -- Program Coordinator (Full-time)
Position: Full-time Program Coordinator
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Audience Engagement

Position Summary
The Program Coordinator is a full-time position providing logistical and organizational support for year-round, intergenerational and multicultural programs , both on and off site; participates in organizing and implementing community events and festivals; and assists with evaluating these programs.
  • Collaborates with Education staff in program design and works with colleagues throughout the Museum to plan the logistics and coordination of internal communications for each program;
  • Maintains programming calendar, produces program materials, assesses audio-visual, equipment and set-up needs;
  • Serves as liaison between the Museum and external program partners;
  • Manages program day logistics;
  • Facilitates programs and leads group tours;
  • Tracks and reports program attendance and coordinates program evaluations;
  • Represents the Museum at community events and festivals;
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a humanities discipline
  • Quick learner with a positive, energetic, can-do disposition
  • Experience self-managing complex tasks with attention to detail and communication while under time pressure
  • Clear verbal and writing skills. Comfort with and aptitude for working with a diversity of people from different cultural backgrounds and life experiences
  • Flexible working hours
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google applications
Other highly desirable skills, experiences and knowledge to be considered
  • Bi- or multilingual, especially Spanish
  • Experience working in a museum and/or museum studies coursework
  • Experience in an informal education setting and/or coursework
  • Public history coursework
  • Experience with educational technology, databases and/or media production
  • Experience with community organizing and/or service, or extensive connections to communities in Charlotte
  • Experience gathering and synthesizing customer research data
To Apply
Please send resume and letter of interest to Dan Spock: dspock@museumofthenewsouth.org
Please use “Program Coordinator Application” in the subject