Arab American National Museum

Development Officer

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Posted On: December 7
Location: Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Job Summary: Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge in fund raising and development obtained through experience and/or formal training to provide support and manage activity to ensure development goals and objectives are attained.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the administration of all aspects of donor relations including cultivation, stewardship, and recognition of gift acknowledgements, print materials, and donor walls.
  • Oversee all gifts, acknowledgements, and other constituent-related information in the Development donor database.
  • Assist in the execution of all direct mail and online fundraising appeals. Oversee all corresponding actions including thank you letters, invoices, sponsorship follow up, and database updates.
  • Monitor all financial contributions and donations and ensure accuracy of records, receipts, and databases.
  • May oversee individual ticket sale process for major fundraising events, including but not limited to ACCESS Annual Dinner, AANM Gala, and Domestic Violence Dinner.
  • Provide Development Department reporting – donor reports, fund analysis, statistical reporting – as required.
  • May carry donor profile, including local businesses. May also assist with major donors as assigned.
  • May design and develop program concepts for funding, including, but not limited to, programs serving youth and young adults
  • May develop communications, online and in print, telling the story of ACCESS to donors.  This may include appeals, e-appeals, e-communications and the website.
  • May troubleshoot issues with donor database to ensure software is functioning properly.
  • May train others in donor database use (may include preparing queries, exporting information, running reports, etc.).
  • May set up, maintain and analyze all organizations merchant accounts.
  • May conduct Annual Employee United Way and Annual Fund campaign.
  • May reconcile allocations in donor database vs. allocations in Fiscal department to ensure consistency.
  • May make travel arrangements for employees within the organization as needed.
  • May create and review all content for special event marketing.
  • Maintain currency in fundraising and development techniques.
  • Operate standard office equipment and use required software applications.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Intermediate concepts, principles and practices of fundraising/development.
  • Donor relations and stewardship.
  • Knowledge of database architecture and development.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Patrons Edge software a plus.

Skill in:

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Operating Raiser’s Edge database system helpful.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization and with external business partners and donors.
  • Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Effectively utilize tools/resources to work efficiently
  • Demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards
  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems.
  • Provide a high level of customer service.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

Minimum Degree Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Required Disciplines:
    • Business, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field


  • At least two years development or business experience with a track record of successfully meeting goals or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.

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