Director of Development (Chrysler)

Chrysler Museum of Art
Norfolk, VA

Chrysler Museum of Art, has retained Development Resources inc. to lead its search for a Director of Development, who will provide leadership for a comprehensive and sophisticated fundraising program.

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of the top three collections of glass in America, with a collection that spans the earliest periods of glass making to the present day and includes ancient pieces from Egypt, Rome, and the Islamic countries alongside international glass from Germany, Italy, England, the Czech Republic, and many other countries around the world.

Chrysler Museum seeks a Director of Development to develop and grow the donor base to provide financial support both for general Museum operations and for special projects by working with individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.

Reporting to the Museum Director, The Director of Development will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of prospects and the stewardship of existing donors, supervising all integrated fundraising strategies, including membership/annual giving, capital campaigns, major and planned gifts, corporate giving, endowment campaigns, gift processing, data management and events.

Desired qualifications for this role include:


  • At least five to seven years of fundraising experience securing major gifts.
  • Experience building and leading a high-performing and comprehensive fundraising program.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide, manage, and support Board members and other fundraising volunteers.
  • Record of leading the development and execution of strategies that have successfully grown and diversified a donor base.
  • Experience managing a capital campaign.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individual giving.
  • Record of securing 5-and 6-figure gifts.
  • Knowledge for the Hampton Roads philanthropic community.

Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in a related field is preferred.