Development Manager

Company Name: 

Whatcom Museum Foundation


121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Name: 

Elizabeth Moore




Job Description: 

The Whatcom Museum is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Development Manager of the Whatcom Museum Foundation.

Reporting to the Whatcom Museum Chief Financial Officer and working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Manager’s primary focus is administrating and managing all aspects of the Museum’s development program, Annual fund drive, grants, and special fundraising events. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director to develop and tract prospects and donors, donor communications, and events. Works with the Marketing and Public Relations Manager to ensure that the Museum’s external communications support the Museum’s development efforts. Works with and provides guidance to Membership and Visitor Experience Manager regarding Membership fulfillment and communications. Works independently under department, city, state, and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines. Provides indirect supervision to volunteers and interns.

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of either Business, Marketing or Communications. A minimum of two years of experience managing databases, membership programs, event handling, fundraising, or a combination thereof are preferred, but a combination of experience and training that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered. Qualified applicants should have exceptional communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-directing and to work with minimal supervision.

Compensation is $45,000 – $65,000 dependent on experience. An excellent full benefit package is offered, including an annual four weeks Paid-Time-Off (PTO) and twelve paid holidays, Medical and Dental insurance, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.

Read the full Whatcom Museum Foundation Development Manager job description. If you are  qualified and interested in making a difference for art and history in our community, we want you on our dynamic Whatcom Museum team! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity in our work force. Please send your resume and cover letter via e-mail at or by mailing to Attn: Development Manager Position, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham WA 98225. Positions are open until filled.

**Please no phone calls or walk-ins. All applicants will be contacted with application status as our hiring process progresses.**