• Full Time
  • Ann Arbor
  • County: Washtenaw
  • Minimum Salary: $55,000
  • Maximum Salary: $65,000
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit
  • Experience Level: 2-5 years
  • Education Level: Bachelor's degree

Website Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center create moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world.

For over 35 years the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) and the Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC), have been creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world. With more than 250 interactive science and technology exhibits, children of all ages have the opportunity to create and participate in hands-on adventures. More information can be found at www.aahom.org and www.lesliesnc.org.

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Development Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing the processes and structures needed to grow and sustain the financial capacity of the AAHOM and LSNC. The Development Manager will support the strategic implementation of diversified fundraising programs, such as fundraising events, annual fund, individual and corporate giving and donor relations, and will assist in the establishment of a robust campaign strategy around the Unity in Learning Initiative.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development support to CEO and COO for donor prospecting, cultivation, and communication.
  • Development communications: annual fund, animal adoption, and other giving campaigns including e-newsletter contribution and relevant social media content.
  • Fundraising event management including sponsorships, logistics, and oversight.
    Partnership management w/corporations, community members, and local and regional stakeholders.
  • Support for Development Committee and Special Events Committee of the board.
  • Grant management: Oversee potential grant research, tracking of upcoming proposal and funder report deliverables and grant requirements. Grant and grant report writing: write, edit, and submit grants in coordination with COO and CEO.
  • Maintain inventory of printed and electronic donor communications.
  • Lead development-related database management.
  • Support organizational programs and events as needed.
  • Occasional supervision of interns.



  • A Bachelor’s degree along with 2-5 years of progressively responsible development experience in a non-profit setting.
  • Experience working in a multifaceted environment with proven success in securing individual and corporate gifts.
  • Experience supporting and driving an overarching development plan, to include annual fund, grant writing, events and donor/gift activity.
  • Experience in event management; logistics, communications, sponsorship, coordination of vendors, and budgeting.
  • Experience in database management; gift processing, gift acknowledgment, gift tracking, and reporting.
  • Excellent customer relations orientation.
  • Flexibility, a willingness to learn, and ability to track multiple projects at one time is key.
  • Strong written and verbal communications with experience communicating with a broad range of age and interest groups.
  • Budget management experience.
  • General computer literacy.

Tagged as: Fundraising/Development/Grantseeking

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