Chief Development Officer

Museum of Jewish Heritage - New York, NY
The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a Chief Development Officer to develop and implement all fundraising strategies for the Museum including membership programs, annual major gifts, special campaigns, corporate and foundation giving, government support, special events, and capital projects.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. It is committed to the mission of educating visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Museum is a place of memory that allows Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources. Welcoming visitors from around the world, including more than 60,000 school children each year, the Museum protects the historical record and promotes understanding of Jewish heritage. It teaches the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors to let the painful lessons of the past lead them to imagine a better future for all. Given the sharp rise in antisemitic acts across New York and the nation, the Museum's exhibitions and educational initiatives have become even more critical.

"As the Museum of Jewish Heritage celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are looking for a fundraising professional who will advance us into the next generation of the Museum’s growth. Since our inception, we have been a powerful platform of testimony for survivors and their families, a unique resource of enlightenment, and a champion educator to more than two million, including tens of thousands of school children annually. Now is a pivotal moment for the Museum with the recent openings of a new 12,000 square foot collection exhibition and our first-ever exhibition designed for 4th through 6th grade students. There is tremendous opportunity and support from Museum leadership." — Elyse Buxbaum, Chief Operating Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.