Colorado Nonprofit Association

Director of Development & Membership

The Position

MCA Denver seeks a dynamic, relationship-driven executive to serve as the next Director of Development and Membership. This individual must excel at building a holistic fund-and friend-raising strategy to accomplish the institution’s goals; leading and mentoring a motivated team; implementing efficient and effective operational processes and procedures based on industry best practices; and partnering closely with senior leadership to support the Mark G. Falcone Director’s vision. Strong candidates will demonstrate a passion for the arts and for the mission of MCA Denver. Candidates must be self-aware and emotionally intelligent, able to build and steward relationships with the donor community of Denver as well as structure a membership program that will serve as a pipeline into higher levels of support.

The Director of Development and Membership serves as a staff member at will of the Museum of Contemporary Art. In that capacity, the Director of Development and Membership is responsible for leading and directing the Museum’s fundraising and membership activities and strategies.  The Director of Development and Membership is a member of the MCA’s Senior Leadership team and serves as an ambassador of the Museum, representing its mission and values to existing and prospective donors.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Our headquarters, and this position, are based in downtown Denver.

About You

A Day in the Life

Strategic Planning

Fundraising

Membership

Fiscal Responsibilities

Team Leadership

Executive Team

Collaboration

Schedule Availability: Mostly days, with some weekend and evening availability to support fundraising and cultivation events.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Us

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA Denver) is a nonprofit organization providing an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges, creating understanding and dialog about the art of our time. MCA Denver is paving a new path for a 21st century museum that is Both/And: We are both advancing the field of contemporary art and providing a platform for creative expression, in the broadest sense of the term.  We present both world-class exhibitions and quirky events, serious lectures and epic parties.  We are both sophisticated and unpretentious. We welcome all audiences, celebrate all voices, and share all stories to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for our community. 

Our Core Values

We are:

Adventurous – We are risk-takers. We are creative, open, curious, and sometimes weird.

Excellent – We strive to be the best in our field, we have high expectations, we believe in being resilient, creative problem-solvers, and professionals.

Human Centric – We are collaborative. We strive for emotional intelligence, and we value relationships.

Inclusive – We are welcoming to all audiences, voices, and stories. We believe in being authentic and inclusive.  We actively seek and engage with diverse perspectives.

MCA Denver is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment that prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. MCA Denver affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the museum community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. All employment decisions at MCA Denver are based on business needs, job requirements and individual applicant qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. MCA Denver will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Our History

MCA Denver was founded in 1996 by philanthropist Sue Cannon and a group of committed volunteers and artists who responded to the community’s need for a contemporary art museum in Denver. In 2007, we opened our new, 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable facility in the Riverfront neighborhood of LoDo Denver. Our building has five galleries on two floors as well as dedicated education spaces, a gift shop, an innovative art lending library, and a rooftop bar and café.  In 2021, MCA Denver opened a satellite location at the Holiday Theater in Denver’s Northside.  This 380-seat auditorium is the site of some of the museum’s programming and events.

Visit us at https://mcadenver.org to learn more.

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