Illinois Association of Museums
The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) Board of Directors is
seeking applicants for Executive Director of the association.
IAM is an independent 501(c) 3 with a member network of diverse
Illinois museums of every size, every discipline, and every region
of the state. The mission of IAM is to serve as an agent for positive
change in the museum community through providing advocacy, promoting
best practices, and fostering the exchange of ideas. The successful
applicant will build upon IAM’s twenty-year history to lead
a capacity building fundraising campaign and ensure the growth
and sustainability of IAM’s services of education, advocacy,
and leadership development.
Reporting to the Board of Directors through the
IAM President, the Executive Director is responsible for the day
to day management of IAM’s operations, as well as working
closely with the IAM Board around the implementation of IAM’s
mission, vision, and strategic priorities. The Executive Director
will oversee IAM development activities which may include but
are not limited to individual, corporate, government and grant
solicitations, membership maintenance and growth, annual and planned
giving and special events. The successful applicant will broaden
IAM’s membership and partnerships, cultivate donors and
build a successful marketing and development task force within
the Board, and develop the leadership and capacity of the IAM
Board to successfully serve the larger museum community, and continue
to build positive relationships with stakeholders.
We seek an accomplished leader with a high level
of commitment to the museum community, proven fundraising ability,
fiscal management skills, and ability to build successful partnerships
and inspire others. The successful candidate must have excellent
interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated teamwork
ability. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
is required; a graduate degree(s) is preferable.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by October 1,
2013, Attn: IAM Executive Director Search to ILexsearch@gmail.com.
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