Director of Development

Posted on 04/20/2022

Director of Development
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, OK, an independent 501(c)(3) located on the green campus of Oklahoma Baptist University, is currently seeking a Director of Development. The Museum has a full-time staff of four, and additional part-time employees.

Responsibilities include:
Donor/Membership Management
Developing, coordinating and implementing comprehensive development strategies; research prospects, developing and maintaining relationships with foundations, corporations and individuals for annual giving, capital projects, endowments, planned giving, exhibitions and special projects; maintenance of donor/membership database reports and files.

Grants Management
Developing and maintaining grants deadline calendar; assisting staff with developing programs consistent with grant guidelines; projecting revenue and developing budgets; writing grant applications; establishing reporting and evaluation systems for grants and projects.

Project/Event Coordination
Developing and coordinating all museum events related to fund-raising and donor cultivation and stewardship.

Shawnee is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is 30 minutes from Bricktown and the Downtown districts. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum is considered a leader among Oklahoma museums and with a board, volunteers and staff actively engaged in planning for the museum’s future

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and employer 403(b) matching contribution.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, three years experience in Development with success in cultivation, direct solicitation, grant writing and other aspects of fundraising. Experience with fundraising database and data entry is also required. A willingness to work as part of a small team of dedicated staff, enthusiastic volunteers and with broad based community organizations, artists, scholars, and diverse public is also required. A sense of humor is a must. Send cover letter, resume and references to or 1900 W. MacArthur Ave, Shawnee, OK, 74804.