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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The National World War II Museum invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President will be a seasoned advancement professional with experience in capital campaign fundraising as well as strategic and administrative leadership and will embrace the unique, compelling mission of the institution.

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. The museum boasts over 700,000 annual visitors a year and in 2017 TripAdvisor ranked it as the No. 2 museum in the country and world.

Annually, the Museum secures $30 million in philanthropic support towards the $400 million The Road to Victory Capital Campaign as well as approximately $15 million from membership, events, grants, and corporate gifts that support the Museum's operations and educational programs. To date, $308 million has been raised and the conclusion of the campaign is scheduled for 2020. The Museum also engages 157,000 members and donors in a myriad of social, volunteer, and service activities.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will serve as a key member of the museum's leadership team and be expected to build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally, will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial experience necessary to direct, inspire, and motivate an experienced advancement team of 28 professionals.

The Vice President will have fifteen years or more of fundraising experience with a minimum of ten years of capital campaign and major gift experience; preferably with a national campaign scope of $100 million or more. The Vice President will be detail-oriented, and a clear and transparent leader who values innovation and creativity, and is well versed in current relationship-driven fundraising and engagement strategies and tactics. Intellectual depth, moral integrity, and energy along with a passion for the Museum's vision, mission, and goals is imperative.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries and applications, including letter of interest and resume, should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, PartnerKenna Boyd, AssociateStorbeck / Pimentel & Associates,

For more information about The National WWII Museum and its programs, please visit:

The National WWII Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.


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About This Job

  • The National World War II Museum
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Category: Professional
  • Posted: February 9, 2018