Director of Development

Maria Mitchell Association

Director of Development

Job Description

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Director of Development to advance the organization’s mission of supporting a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will play a crucial role in our organization's growth and success by managing the daily operations related to development, communications, events, and cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors to secure gifts to support our mission. 

The Director of Development leads a small development team and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. This role requires a dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships with philanthropic supporters to create visibility for MMA’s impactful work with regard to the organization’s mission. 

This position offers a unique opportunity to spearhead Annual Fund giving, major gifts, grants, corporate support, membership, and special events.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to the MMA’s Executive Director, Joanna Roche.