Director of Annual Giving

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
April 26, 2023
2201 N. Field St., Texas
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The Director of Annual Giving will serve as a front-line fundraiser, advancing relationships with and increasing support from individuals that have the capacity to make a significant philanthropic investment in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The director will also provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management for all activities related to annual giving, including one direct report.


  • Lead the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategies that result in the achievement of annual giving goals for the Perot Museum.
  • Identify, qualify, and prioritize prospects through research, screening, and discovery meetings.
  • Develop, track and regularly report on meaningful metrics and milestones to ensure progress toward and attainment of fundraising targets (with willingness and ability to recommend course corrections if needed).
  • Work with Sr. Director of Development and VP, Development & Membership to ensure best practices for donor pipeline, cultivation, stewardship, upgrade, and lapsed donor renewal.
  • Monitor revenue related to Individual Giving on a weekly basis and prepare regular reports on all appeal activities.
  • Create annual goals and an engagement plan for each of the donors and prospects based on organizational priorities, the individual’s interests, history of giving, and other relevant criteria.
  • Successfully engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Collaborate with program and marketing/communications staff to develop compelling funding proposals and accompanying informational materials for individual donors that support organizational priorities. This will require both a broad overview and a detailed understanding of the organization’s programs and projects.
  • Manages the Donor Relations Manager to ensure donor recognition is enhanced in all communication strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 7+ years related work experience building and implementing a fundraising strategy
  • Experience in portfolio management, building successful, sustainable relationships
  • Management experience

Required Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising, communication, and marketing principles.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to solicit funds through personal contacts with donors and prospects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with all constituents including vendors, donors, staff, volunteers, wish families, and the public.
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and database management software such as Salesforce.
  • Experience with moves management process and tracking activity within Salesforce.
  • Self-starter with creative problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to attend events that may take place early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to present a positive and professional image of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Must be optimally protected against COVID-19 by being vaccinated and being up to date with a booster dose.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required regularly to:

  • sit for extended periods of time while utilizing resource materials such as a computer and detailed spreadsheets.
  • communicate by telephone; email other appropriate Perot Museum communication platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom, etc.).

While performing the duties of this position, the employee will occasionally be required to:

  • lift and/or move lightboxes and other materials of 20 lbs. or less.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants and qualified employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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