Update: This search has been completed and Mimi Larson joined the staff at Science Museum of Minnesota in November, 2016!
On behalf of our client, Science Museum of Minnesota, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained Executive search for its Vice President of Development
Mission: Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.
The Opportunity: The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) is a world-renowned museum and science center in the heart of downtown St. Paul and is beloved, known and recognized as a significant community asset. Located in a stunning 370K sq. ft. headquarters on the banks of the Mississippi River, SMM is one of the premier science museums in the country, and is widely regarded as a leader in science research and education. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SMM holds hundreds of camps, events, workshops, and school outreach programs throughout the region, offering science education to the Twin Cities community and serving as a resource for research and learning for all. The Board of Trustees and Leadership are ready to take the institution to its next level of leadership and strategic vision, both locally and nationally.
The Role: The Science Museum of Minnesota seeks a Vice President of Development. This Vice President is directly responsible for the organization’s contributed revenue goals, serves as the development strategist and lead fundraiser, and guides all efforts in building donor relations. Changes in giving and in the museum industry provide much opportunity for impact for this role. The Vice President serves as staff lead to both the Development and Governance & Nominating Committees of the Board. Reporting directly to the new CEO, the Vice President of Development works in consultation with the CEO and the Board of Trustees to set strategic direction for SMM’s private and government support. New leadership and the board are excited to execute on strategy that will take this organization to the next level. This role will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $40M+ museum budget, expand and diversify the Museum’s base of support, and work with Museum leadership to establish funding priority, sustain existing programs, and provide feasibility for support of program expansion.
This leader will be part of a team developing a new culture with the current team and new leaders, as they prepare the organization for what it means to be a museum in the changing demands of our society. How will they meet the new demands of its visitors, non-visitors, donors, members, government, and community?
Click here for the full position profile: Position Profile (national) – Science Museum of Minnesota – VP of Development
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will remain confidential.