Office of Advancement Career Opportunities

Join a team of fundraising professionals across the Institution working to chart the future of the Smithsonian.

Resumes are only accepted in applications for listed positions. Please send a cover letter and resume to oastaffing@si.edu. Specify the position title for which you are applying in the subject line.

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Open Positions

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution that produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, exhibitions, documentary films and videos, symposia, publications, and educational materials. Through the power of culture, we increase understanding, strengthen communities, and reinforce our shared humanity. We are committed to sustaining cultural diversity across the United States and around the world through research, education, and community engagement.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage seeks an experienced individual to serve as Associate Director of Advancement. The incumbent will execute a fundraising program focused on high capacity giving to support the Center. The incumbent will build and manage a new portfolio of prospective donors, including individual, corporate, and foundation donors. To achieve this objective the incumbent will cultivate productive relationships, develop, and execute strategies for engagement, present opportunities for giving, and complete the solicitation efforts with donors. This includes all aspects of planning, development, and execution of programs and projects to meet the annual fundraising goals and performance metrics established by the Center and the Office of Advancement.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
Successful candidates will demonstrate proven ability to develop and manage a fundraising program in a major cultural, scientific, educational and/or non-profit organization, including the ability to navigate large, complex institutions. Ability to develop goals and plans of accomplishment. Proven success in securing significant contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations through creative discovery and cultivation of productive relationships with prospective donors. Strong organizational, relationship, collaboration, and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently are essential.

A minimum of six years of experience in progressively responsible advancement leadership positions, which includes work in individual giving, institutional giving, and stewardship. A passion for learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and growing operation should be demonstrated in your application. Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is highly desired. Travel is required and work during the evenings and weekends may be necessary.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery." Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by August 20, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week. Relocation expenses are not paid.

What To Expect Next: Once the vacancy announcement closes, a review of your resume will be compared against the qualification and experience requirements related to this job. After review of applicant resumes is complete, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact oastaffing@si.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks a creative and energetic Advancement Associate for its Advancement Office who excels in office management, donation processing, planning and time management. This position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make an impact by ensuring the operational and administrative needs of the Advancement Office are accomplished. The Advancement Associate will be responsible for preparing and reviewing new gifts/payments/pledges and determining when corrective action may be necessary and working with the Office of the Gift Registrar to determine solutions to discrepancies and to reconcile records. The Advancement Associate will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining data base records of incoming and outstanding gifts/payments/pledges and relevant donor and prospective donor files.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
The successful applicant will have at least one year of experience processing gifts/payments/pledges and updating information in an Advancement database and a high proficiency in using technology including Microsoft Office Suite. Qualified applicants will also successfully demonstrate strong communications skills, excellent computer skills, an ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, superior organization skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently. The incumbent will be self-motivated and detail-oriented, accurate and professional always; must be precise, diplomatic, dedicated, and mature as well as flexible and able to work well under pressure. Experience in a large, complex non-profit organization desired.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to this link by 11:59 pm on August 22, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

What are Trust Fund Positions?
Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED

Trust Applicants Demographic Form
Thank you for your interest in the Smithsonian Institution and this Trust Hiring position. The Smithsonian is requesting your response to this optional equal opportunity survey. The information is used to determine if our equal opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population that is consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting/hiring official, or anyone else who can affect your application in the hiring process. This form will not be shared with the hiring official or placed in your official personnel file should you be hired.

The aggregate information collected will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. No personally identifiable information will be requested on the form and the information collected will not be attributable to you.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks a creative and energetic Major Gifts Officer to join its Advancement Office to build and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and design and implement strategies that support the National Museum of African American History and Culture fundraising priorities with major gifts of $100,000 to $1,000,000 +. This position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make an impact by developing individual strategies to increase giving and expand a portfolio of prospects.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
The successful applicant will have at least one year of experience developing and building long-term donor relationships, stewarding donors, and successfully closing 5-7 figure major gifts in a complex organization, preferably a museum or cultural institution. The incumbent will be self-motivated and detail-oriented, accurate and professional always; must be precise, diplomatic, dedicated, and mature as well as flexible and able to work well under pressure. Experience in a large, complex non-profit organization desired.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to this link by 11:59 pm on August 22, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

What are Trust Fund Positions?
Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED

Trust Applicants Demographic Form Thank you for your interest in the Smithsonian Institution and this Trust Hiring position. The Smithsonian is requesting your response to this optional equal opportunity survey. The information is used to determine if our equal opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population that is consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting/hiring official, or anyone else who can affect your application in the hiring process. This form will not be shared with the hiring official or placed in your official personnel file should you be hired.

The aggregate information collected will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. No personally identifiable information will be requested on the form and the information collected will not be attributable to you.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history, as the Institution Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

About the Online Marketing Specialist
The Smithsonian Office of Advancement seeks experienced and creative candidates for the position of Online Marketing Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director of Online Engagement and Fundraising, the Online Marketing Specialist is instrumental in raising more than $3 million in unrestricted revenue on behalf of Friends of the Smithsonian, and also offers guidance and support to all museums, centers and programs under the Smithsonian umbrella in their online fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage production calendars and coordinate email and website production for the Online Engagement and Fundraising team;
  • Research, write, edit and produce emails, web content, digital ads and online experiences for cultivation and revenue-generating opportunities for the Online Engagement and Fundraising team and other Office of Advancement departments, including fundraising campaigns, appeals, newsletters, event invitations and web articles;
  • Track, analyze and report on analytics;
  • Facilitate internal communications and support for online fundraising within the Office of Advancement and Advancement teams across the Smithsonian;
  • Facilitate collaboration and coordination with other marketing teams at the Smithsonian.

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of and experience with nonprofit online marketing and fundraising strategy;
  • Strong writing skills, particularly creating content for mission-based organizations and getting audiences to take a desired action;
  • Strong independent task management skills and familiarity with project management suites and products such as such as JIRA, Basecamp, Asana, Wrike, etc.
  • Proficiency with the Blackbaud Convio Luminate Online Platform, particularly developing for the Email, Donation, Pagebuilder, Survey and Constituent360 modules; and/or similar digital marketing and email service platforms such as Salesforce, Klaviyo and Constant Contact.
  • Experience with web markup and email coding, including HTML5 and CSS3;
  • Strong understanding of web analytics and related platforms (example: Google Analytics);
  • Basic graphic design skills and experience with tools such as Adobe photoshop or Canva preferred;
  • Proficiency with the Drupal CMS platform, or similar preferred;
  • Strong understanding of current web design, UX, and UI standards and trends as well as responsive design and Web Accessibility implementation standards;
  • Experience in user testing preferred; demonstrated quality assurance skills including meticulous attention to detail and experience with version control.

About the Office of Advancement and Smithsonian Institution
The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the central development organization for the Institution. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 22 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and eight research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit us from abroad.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by August 27, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Specialist listed. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s accommodation procedures.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory seeks an experienced and creative candidate to fill an Administrative Specialist (Advancement Operations) position. The incumbent of this position supports all aspects of the fund-raising efforts by assisting advancement staff with high levels of administrative support functions associated with gift accounting, stewardship, donor relations, communication, and research. The incumbent, while primarily supporting operations of the Office of Advancement, may provide support to the operations of the Director’s Office as needed.

Gift/Cash Management:
Works with senior advancement personnel in the development of processes, projects, and materials, as needed. Conducts all gift processing functions and procedures, including timely entry of donations, review of gift documentation, and issuance of acknowledgement letters. Monitors gift processing systems and ensures that all corresponding links in systems are updated and maintained as gifts are processed. The incumbent composes and drafts gift acknowledgement and donor stewardship correspondence for review and approval by senior advancement staff. Develops procedures and processes to ensure all gifts and grants receive appropriate acknowledgement correspondence. Manages, prepares and tracks approval of gift agreements, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), and other gift-related documentation.

Reporting and List management:
Maintains, enters, and ensures that information in the advancement database is verified and updated regularly. Ensures that gift and biographical data are consistently and accurately entered and in accordance with best practices. Runs and maintains reports and queries to monitor the integrity of data stored in the database. Serves as SAO point of contact for all advancement system conversions, patches, and upgrades. Notifies senior advancement staff of significant changes to procedures and database practices. Prepares routine and ad hoc queries, exports and reports as needed for internal and external reporting such as monthly/quarterly internal fund reports and provides information for external reports and grant/fundraising proposals. Writes and runs queries and reports for mailings, special events etc. and coordinates the production of lists, mail merges and mailings. Develops ongoing analytical reports to aid in planning, executing, monitoring and reporting of SAO Advancement activity, such as annual and campaign fundraising, event planning, and related fund management.

Advancement Operations and Administration:
Supports budget management reporting and projections by tracking trust fund expenditures. Reconciles advancement reporting with SAO Financial Management Department (FMD). Prepares annual budget worksheet with senior advancement staff. Supports travel arrangements and voucher processing for advancement staff and subject matter experts (SME) as needed. Is proficient in SI/SAO government travel procedures and systems to aid advancement staff in efficient travel while following Smithsonian travel regulations. Supports advancement procurement processes. Writes statements of work, serves as COTR, monitors payment of vendors for advancement needs, including programs supported with advancement funding as required. Serves as designated purchase card holder for advancement. Is proficient in all aspects of Smithsonian and SAO procurement to support changing advancement needs while following procurement regulations. Supports collecting and distribution of Advancement mail and packages. Ensures that any physical checks received are promptly deposited. Supports scheduling needs of senior advancement staff and board leadership. Works closely with potential donors, other SAO, Smithsonian, and Harvard senior staff and/or their staff support, board leadership and their support staff to efficiently schedule required meetings. Prepares background materials as required for meetings. Ensures participants have materials and agendas needed for effective participation in planned meetings. Scheduling includes special tours and access at Smithsonian/SAO facilities and obtains any required permits for guests to visit SAO facilities. Coordinates with SAO and SI special events staff as needed. Develops a system to inventory and track donor stewardship gifts. Maintains agreed upon minimum level of inventory, budgeting for and reordering materials as required. Tracks distribution of donor gifts in the Advancement database. Supports administrative operations within the Director's Office as needed and required.

Qualifications

Minimum of one-year specialized experience (Federal or otherwise) equivalent to at least grade 9 that is close or like the work of this position. Specialized experience would include monitoring and tracking obligations and expenditures, identifying, and reporting deviations and in authorizing expenditures on assigned contracts and grants and developing complex analytical reports and
OR
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
OR
3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree.
OR
a combination of education and experience.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. We will only accept applications online for this position. To apply for this position submit your CV/Resume and Cover letter to: https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/pcgi/opportunities/jobs?pid=23113 by 11:59 pm on August 28, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement seeks a creative and energetic Advancement Associate in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Advancement (ASA). The Associate will play a critical role in helping to tell the story of the Smithsonian Campaign to both internal and external audiences and will work with Advancement colleagues from across the Institution to assist with short- and long-term engagement strategies that will inspire philanthropic investment. The sensitivity of the position requires the incumbent to have the full trust and confidence of the ASA and the Associate Director for Advancement/Liaison to the Office of the Secretary (ADA). This position reports to the ADA.

The Associate will work directly with the ASA and ADA managing and distilling high-level and complex information related to the Campaign, preparing presentations and remarks, and coordinating detailed reports over the course of the Campaign. In addition, this position will conduct research and assemble materials for Campaign meetings, discussions, and background briefings, and will identify timelines/deadlines for associated communications.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
Successful applicants will demonstrate a passion for the Smithsonian; strong organizational, relationship, collaboration, and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently are essential. Applicants must show superior writing, editing, and oral communications skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to productively support multiple priorities. Considerable initiative and seasoned judgement are required.

Candidates must also have proven experience with current office technology including Microsoft Office Suite. A minimum of two-years of related work and the desire to join a fast-paced operation should be clearly verified in your application. Knowledge of fundraising strategies, principals and techniques, and experience in a complex higher education or a large cultural or environmental organization is preferred. Travel is not required, however, work during the evenings and weekends may be necessary.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. This position is a temporary position funded through September 2025. This is an excellent opportunity to join Smithsonian Advancement, demonstrate your talents and abilities, learn, and grow, with potential for a permanent position. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

What are Trust Fund Positions?
Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants, and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED

Trust Applicants Demographic Form Thank you for your interest in the Smithsonian Institution and this Trust Hiring position. The Smithsonian is requesting your response to this optional equal opportunity survey. The information is used to determine if our equal opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population that is consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting/hiring official, or anyone else who can affect your application in the hiring process. This form will not be shared with the hiring official or placed in your official personnel file should you be hired.

The aggregate information collected will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. No personally identifiable information will be requested on the form and the information collected will not be attributable to you.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in Smithsonian history. With our Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, who was previously the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are positioned to realize our goal of being a truly 21st century museum, libraries, and archives complex. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning. Following the success of the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive capital campaign, the largest ever undertaken by a cultural organization, the Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives seeks a charismatic and accomplished Advancement Specialist with proven fundraising experience to execute a program focused on annual and mid-level giving. The incumbent supports fundraising efforts resulting in contributing to the museum’s overall fundraising goal. Reporting to the Associate Director for Advancement, the Advancement Specialist will work to raise support for the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives through annual giving and patron membership, planned giving (Legacy Society), individual giving, and corporate and institutional partnerships. This position helps identify and qualify prospects with major giving capacity.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
The successful candidate will have at least four years of specialized experience in fundraising, preferably within a major museum, arts or history related institution, non-profit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity. S/he must have superior development skills and highly effective interpersonal communication abilities across a spectrum of mediums. Application materials should show a demonstrated ability to raise funds, to be a strategic, creative thinker, and to complete projects in an efficient fashion. Experience in event management is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

About the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
SLA serves as the chief research arm and institutional memory of a unique cultural organization known as the Smithsonian Institution. SLA develops policies, provides guidance for the stewardship and preservation of the Smithsonian Institution’s vast research collections, and offers a range of reference and research services to the Smithsonian community and beyond to global researchers. SLA’s library research and archival collections play a dynamic role in advancing the scientific and cultural understanding of our universe. Collections acquired and managed by SLA on behalf of Smithsonian researchers provide the resources and infrastructure needed to actively participate in the research infrastructure and ecosystem of scholarly communications. SLA’s institutional archives document the history of the Smithsonian, from its founding in 1846 to the present, and supports the Smithsonian community of scholars and the general public by acquiring, evaluating, and preserving the records of the Institution and related documentary materials. SLA manages the care, storage, and retrieval services for the Institution’s records in a wide variety of analog and digital formats. The expert staff who manage and preserve these collections are a crucial resource for research and education communities at the Smithsonian, within the United States, and around the world.

SLA is a critical partner in fostering collaboration across the Smithsonian environment, through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, services, and technology. As the world’s largest museum library and archives system, SLA is fearlessly at the forefront of research at the Smithsonian and serves as catalyst for knowledge production. We foster and embrace agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing information needs of the Smithsonian community.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter to this link by 11:59 pm on September 1, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (Month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How to Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED

Trust Applicants Demographic Form Thank you for your interest in the Smithsonian Institution and this Trust Hiring position. The Smithsonian is requesting your response to this optional equal opportunity survey. The information is used to determine if our equal opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population that is consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting/hiring official, or anyone else who can affect your application in the hiring process. This form will not be shared with the hiring official or placed in your official personnel file should you be hired.

The aggregate information collected will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. No personally identifiable information will be requested on the form and the information collected will not be attributable to you.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Advancement seeks a Data Engineer to serve as a key member of the Advancement Technology Services team as we transform our data management approach. The data engineer reports to the Systems Manager and works with the team in developing and supporting high-quality, secure systems and data pipelines.

Key duties and responsibilities for the Data Engineer include:

  • Designs, develops, documents, and implements data solutions (ELT/ETL pipelines, tools, datasets, etc.) that support a variety of products.
  • Performs data profiling and analysis, data cleansing and validation in support of data solutions.
  • Builds solutions that support real-time and batch data processing and adhere to data management, security, and privacy standards.
  • Tests and promotes work packages between non-production and production environments both independently, and with team members.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders (internal technical and business teams) to understand processes and data needs.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots solutions—correcting failures, security, and performance issues in a timely manner.
  • Creates and manages incident reports as they pertain to data management processes.
  • Provides advanced technical support for production applications and dataflows.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise

  • Demonstrated expertise in data management with large/complex databases using SQL and PL/SQL, stored procedures, indexing, triggers, and performance tuning.
  • Demonstrated expertise building resilient data pipelines for system integration and for reporting/analytics purposes.
  • Experience with Oracle, MS SQL Server, Hive, and cloud/serverless databases.
  • Experience with one or more of the following data management and orchestration technologies – Azure Data Factory, SSIS, AWS Glue, Airflow, JSON, and APIs.
  • Experience modeling datasets for, managing the configuration of, and supporting development in, business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI).
  • Experience with CRM-like and transactional datasets.
  • Exposure to cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure) and familiarity with serverless data architectures using those services.
  • Proficiency in programming languages for data and analytics (e.g., SQL, Python and R).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical writing skills and experience creating procedural and audit documentation.
  • Strong communication skills, presentation skills, and the ability to build relationships in a hybrid setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and drive assigned tasks to successful completion.
  • Curious, creative, and collaborative approach to challenges.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". The Smithsonian Institution offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits. This is not a federal position but has similar requirements and benefits. Relocation expenses are not paid. This position is a temporary position funded through September 2025. This is an excellent opportunity to join Smithsonian Advancement, demonstrate your talents and abilities, learn, and grow, with potential for a permanent position. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

What are Trust Fund Positions?
Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants, and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Check and Subsequent Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. is not required to apply.

YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED

Trust Applicants Demographic Form
Thank you for your interest in the Smithsonian Institution and this Trust Hiring position. The Smithsonian is requesting your response to this optional equal opportunity survey. The information is used to determine if our equal opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population that is consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your responses will not be shown to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting/hiring official, or anyone else who can affect your application in the hiring process. This form will not be shared with the hiring official or placed in your official personnel file should you be hired.

The aggregate information collected will be kept private to the extent permitted by law. No personally identifiable information will be requested on the form and the information collected will not be attributable to you.

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian Office of Advancement seeks an experienced and creative candidate to fill an Advancement Specialist position in the Friends of the Smithsonian office. The position will play an important role in supporting multiple functions within a growing, dynamic, and fast-paced organization. The Advancement Specialist will assist with the stewardship of members of the James Smithson Society and Castle Circle.

The incumbent will provide support in the planning and implementation of the Annual Smithsonian Weekend, the largest donor event at the Smithsonian that takes an entire year to plan, coordinate and successfully complete. This includes project management, clear communication, and coordination of all Smithsonian units for the invitation data, attendees and briefings and other administrative support. This event requires weekend and evening work. The incumbent will support other events (8-12 per year) at various Smithsonian venues both locally and out of town, including invitation production and mailing, RSVP management, preparation of name tags, and registration. Occasional evening work is required.

The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and production of Smithson Society renewal notices as well as the production and mailing of acknowledgement letters to the Smithson Society and Castle Circle. S/he will respond to member inquiries by phone and email. The incumbent will also assist in the production of collateral materials and will be involved in outreach to members. The incumbent will provide direct administrative support for the Director of the Smithson Society including but not limited to managing travel, purchases, ad hoc mailings and other projects.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
Successful candidates will be very detail-oriented, demonstrate strong organizational and discretionary communication skills, and have the ability to productively support multiple priorities and needs. Candidates should have experience with donor databases for managing donor records and reporting. Candidates must have knowledge and demonstrated experience with current office technology including Microsoft Office Suite. A minimum of two years of related work, a passion for learning and exploration, and the desire to join a dynamic and growing operation should be demonstrated in your application. Experience in complex higher education or a large cultural or environmental organization is preferred.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week. Relocation expenses are not paid.

The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the point-of-contact listed in the “How To Apply” section above. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.

What are Trust Fund Positions?
Trust Fund positions are unique to the Smithsonian. They are paid for from a variety of sources, including the Smithsonian endowment, revenue from our business activities, donations, grants, and contracts. Trust employees are not part of the civil service, nor does trust fund employment lead to Federal status. The salary ranges for trust positions are generally the same as for federal positions and in many cases trust and federal employees work side by side. Trust employees have their own benefit program and may include Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Plan, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Credit Union, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (Child Care), Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care).

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the Smithsonian’s history as we prepare for the Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future. This ambitious fundraising campaign’s public phase will run from 2024 to 2026, culminating with the nation’s 250th anniversary. It will expand the Smithsonian’s reach and impact, empowering the institution to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. The Smithsonian is also planning two exciting new museums. The National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and women across history and deepen our shared understanding of what it means to be an American. The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums, research centers and cultural centers. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian. There is no better time to join this amazing Institution.

The Smithsonian’s Center for Environmental Justice at the Anacostia Community Museum launched on Earth Day 2023 and seeks to create a future in which environmentalism is a cornerstone of civic engagement through which residents contribute to the development of healthy, equitable communities. The Center encourages a humanities-led framework that places traditional scientific research and data in the context of daily life. The Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) was established by the Smithsonian Institution in September 1967 as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Southeast Washington, D.C. It shares the untold and often overlooked stories of communities furthest from justice in the greater Washington, D.C. region. In celebrating stories of resiliency, joy, and strength, the museum inspires those who visit to translate their ideas into action.

Key Responsibilities
The Smithsonian’s Center for Environmental Justice at the Anacostia Community Museum seeks an experienced, dynamic, front-line fundraiser to assume the role of Gift Officer. Duties include expanding the Museum’s donor community across the country; creating and implementing innovative strategies for securing major gifts; managing a portfolio of 125 prospects; organizing cultivation events; and preparing proposals and other donor communications.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years of fundraising experience. They must also possess strong leadership and communications skills, and a track record in building philanthropic relationships with corporate prospects and donors to achieve aggressive fundraising goals. Progressive fundraising experience, experience with diverse constituents, a drive to succeed, grant proposal writing, and ability to close major gifts should be demonstrated in your application. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and the initiative and ability to work independently, and a mature and professional demeanor. Experience with complex higher education or a large cultural organization is preferred. The position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Director of Advancement. Travel of up to 20% of the time is required.

Applicants, who wish to qualify based on education completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and should be included as part of your application package.

Any false statement in your application may result in your application being rejected and may also result in termination after employment begins.

Benefits and Application Instructions
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery". Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter using this link by September 15, 2023. Resumes should include a description of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average number of hours worked per week. Relocation expenses are not paid.

What To Expect Next: Once the vacancy announcement closes, a review of your resume will be compared against the qualification and experience requirements related to this job. After review of applicant resumes is complete, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact oastaffing@si.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review the Smithsonian’s Accommodation Procedures.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.