Job description

The director of development is responsible for the implementation of the MOST’s plan to raise funds in an efficient and timely manner. Duties include the oversight and management of designated fundraising events; identification and cultivation of prospective individual and corporate donors; direction of ongoing communication with and about corporate and foundation funding; and organization of all aspects of proposal and grant application processes.

Essential functions:

  • Participate in planning and execution of annual fundraising events, including TAP into the MOST, Chocolate Discovery, Savoring Science, and other events throughout the year, including overseeing event planning and details, vendor relations, sponsors, and ticket sales.
  • Coordinate donor and sponsor relations through regular communication activities to ensure adequate support and funding for Museum events and activities. Maintain sponsor database, engage in regular sponsor communications, coordinate donor benefit programs, and more.
  • Identification and cultivation of prospective individual and corporate donors
  • Organize proposal and grant application processes. Write proposals and grant applications of $10k and more and maintain a calendar of proposal applications and dates.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to develop and manage projects effectively with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques and the ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Highly attentive to accuracy and detail
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience writing proposals from $5,000 to $500,000 (Documentation and writing samples required)
  • Comfortable presenting information in a variety of settings
  • Ability to travel during the day
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional evenings and weekends
  • Experience and ability to supervise staff and volunteers
  • Strong computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software. Additional software skills appreciated.

Qualification Standards

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in fund development or business development. CFRE designation desirable. Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered
  • Reliable transportation during the workday

RATE/HOURS: Salaried: $66,000–$78,000, 35 hours/week M-F, with occasional weekend days for programs/events 


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

Please send resume and cover letter to Evelyn Fabian at

TITLE: Inclusion Programs Coordinator 

RATE/HOURS: $20/hour, 35 hours/week M-F with occasional weekend days for programs/events 

Job Description: 

The Inclusion Programs Coordinator is responsible for designing, coordinating, and delivering educational STEM programs and resources for school-age (K-12) visitors and students from demographics historically underrepresented in STEM. This position is ideal for a dynamic, enthusiastic candidate with strong administrative and communication skills, creative ideas, and a passion for inclusive, accessible education. 

Successful employees of the MOST are committed to teamwork and collaboration.  We recognize we are a part of a community and a key part of our success is helping others to reach theirs.  We are respectful and supportive of one another.  We lead and learn from each other in a culture of being present; connecting with transparency, dignity, and respect. 


  • Passion for inclusive education and familiarity with DEI standards in educational programs
  • Experience in STEM/STEAM education program development and execution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with a complete understanding of ownership and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently using effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare routine paperwork in a timely manner.
  • High attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and efficient work habits that allow for coordination of multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques and the ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., education, museum studies, relevant STEM disciplines)
  • Experience with K-12 program development and NYSSLS, particularly for groups underrepresented in STEM  

Please send resume and cover letter to Senior Director of Education & Curation, Dr. Emily Stewart at 


Please send a resume or questions to