Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami: Director of Development

Director of Development

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Job Category:
Sales/Marketing/Business Development
Job Type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Senior Level
Temporarily Remote/Hybrid

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial Director of Development to lead all aspects of the Museum’s development department. Reporting to the Executive Director, they will serve as a member of the Museum’s senior leadership team. The Director of Development will strategize, articulate, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program, including individual giving, membership/annual giving, corporate partnerships, and foundation relations. This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible leader with a collaborative spirit to work in a rapidly transforming museum.



  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that generates resources for exhibitions, arts education, public programming, general museum operations, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals as set by the Board of Trustees and the museum’s strategic plan.
  • Manage a personal list of individual and corporate prospects and maintain an active calendar of face-to-face cultivation and solicitation calls.
  • Manage cultivation and solicitation activities of the Executive Director, Trustees, and other leadership staff.
  • Develop and implement a robust program for stewardship and donor relations with the Executive Director and Trustees.

Board Relations
  • Participate in Board of Trustees meetings, including relevant committees.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Trustees to identify, cultivate, and as appropriate, recruit new Board members.
  • Together with the Executive Director, work with Trustees to strategize, prepare and support Board-led solicitations and cultivation endeavors.

  • Manage the strategic direction of the development department, ensuring alignment with the institutional strategic plan.
  • Plan, develop and manage the development department budget, working closely with the Director of Operations.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop staff toward the achievement of defined goals on an ongoing basis.

  • Applied knowledge of professional fundraising principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fundraising research tools and methodology.
  • Proven ability to implement fundraising plans and cultivating relationships, including a track record of achieving relevant contributed revenue targets.
  • Demonstrated success securing major gifts.
  • Self-directed, collaborative and motivated.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial, results-driven, creative risk-taker.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing budgets.
  • Superior written, verbal, and aural communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in development.
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Altru or other CRM/donor database systems.
  • Ability to create and successfully manage an annual budget.

  • Master’s degree in Arts Management or related field.
  • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting, preferably in South Florida.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

This is a full-time, salaried position requiring some early morning, late evening and weekend hours as necessary. A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Membership and Donor Relations Manager, Grant Management Consultants

Compensation: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and including an excellent benefits package.

How to apply:

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to with subject DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. No phone calls please. MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.


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