Employment Opportunities

Development Director

Supervised By: Executive Director
Hours:  Full time, may require nights, weekends and after hours for events.


The Development Director is responsible for all fundraising, will also coordinate with events and
activities for the Kansas Automotive Museum. (KCAM) and will assist with increasing community
awareness of all KCAM programs. The main goal of the Development Director is to help the Museum
set and meet its annual fundraising goals as outlined in the fundraising strategy, and will collaborate
with the Executive Director, board members and volunteers to seek external financial support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities-include the following:


Fundraising activities, including: (60%)

o Maintain a database of donations and contacts
o Develop fundraising strategy and plan for fundraising events
o Attend major Museum events
o Manage and develop relationships with current and potential donors
o Solicit sponsorships, donations, corporate matching gifts and charitable bequests
o Identify new foundations, corporations and opportunities to cultivate prospective donors
o Maintain Donor database
o Track progress of pending and secured donations
o Assist with identifying new grant opportunities
o Develop fundraising presentations
o Grant writing


Fundraising events, including: (40%)
o Plan 2 or 3 large fundraising events
o Assist in selling vendor space for marketing events

Other duties may be assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Leadership – Effectively influences actions and opinions of others, accepts feedback from others, and
mobilizes others to fulfill the vision

Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position,
accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals, understands organization’s
strengths & weaknesses

Public speaking – Must be comfortable and confident to present KCAM and its mission in a one-on-
one setting or large group setting

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, plans for additional resources, sets goals
and objectives, develops realistic action plans

Project Management – Develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and
progress, completes projects on time and budget, and manages project team activities
Delegation – Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities

Member experience – Ability to create a special member experience and ability to show value outside
of the car community

Ask & close – Must have the ability and experience to convert the ask to a commitment and a


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.


Experience in Fundraising/Development and/or sales is preferred.


Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents; ability to respond effectively to
the most sensitive inquiries or complaints; ability to write speeches and articles using original or
innovative techniques or style; ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations
on controversial or complex topics to top management.


Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical
problems; ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical
notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases; ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:
Use of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, Social Media, CRM, and basic understanding of


Other Skills:
Excellent relationships building skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Good organizational skills.


Supervisory Responsibilities
To be determined.


Work Environment
While preforming the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving
mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical & Mental Requirements
The employee must occasionally lift and/or push up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and
arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is
occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Ability to work with minimal day to day direction. Ability to work some weekends and evenings.


Please send a cover letter and resume to billc@kansascityautomuseum.com.