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Director of Advancement
MoPOP in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 01/25/2021
Nonprofit-Donor Relations
Salary $115,000 - $130,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


MoPOP believes pop culture is a universal language capable of building connections across a diverse range of people. For more than twenty years, we have been showcasing how music, film, fashion, video games, sports, and more spark those connections and create a lasting cultural impact. We are proud to create both a physical space and an emotional and intellectual opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore, find and build community, and recognize their own creative potential. This applies not only to our guests, but also to our staff.

MoPOP’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Our mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. Grounded in five core values—open arms, creative exchanges, light bulb moments, pursuing excellence, and excitement—MoPOP is committed to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). This includes taking steps to continue increasing our awareness of institutional “-isms,” as well as uncovering and undoing the ways they show up in museum culture. MoPOP recognizes this is a process that requires intentionality, energy, and resources, and we are developing a DEIA framework that can cultivate a work environment and museum experience that is truly welcoming for all.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement leads all initiatives related to the museum’s portfolio of fundraising activities. The Director of Advancement will further develop and implement a strategic multi-year Advancement plan that will create innovative, strong, and sustainable streams of contributed revenue for this growing department. This individual will serve as a member of the senior leadership teams and will lead and develop a team of five professionals. The Director of Advancement will manage a portfolio of major donors and partner with the Executive Director and senior leadership team in their donor cultivation activity.

This Director will develop authentic relationships across the donor lifecycle, will support a culture of philanthropy across the organization, set a vision and strategy for growth, and serve as a leader and advocate for the Advancement team. The ideal candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and prior success building sustainable development programs. They will need to be adept at collaborating with and coaching colleagues with experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and how to align both toward shared institutional goals. It will be critical to bring an understanding of how both earned and contributed revenue are key to the museum’s success. For more information about this position please refer to the full position guide linked on the job listing at https://www.mopop.org/directorofadvancement

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