Job Posting: Managing Director
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is seeking a Managing Director to grow the organization into the world's first large-scale, independent food museum. As an executive leader in a start-up environment, the Director will be charged with growing and diversifying revenue streams, crafting business plans and financial projections, working with a high-level team on both institutional and fundraising strategy, and preparing to launch a capital campaign.
Strong candidates have expertise in fundraising strategy, financial forecasting and analysis, budget planning, and leadership at the executive level. Additionally, s/he must have an excellent track record as a relationship builder in a start-up environment, able to both lead and execute plans as needed.
All applicants must possess a strong passion for MOFAD’s educational mission and be willing to make a two-year commitment.
Passion for MOFAD’s educational mission and the concept of food as culture.
Senior fundraiser who is excited about securing major funding in a start-up environment
Business acumen and a love for numbers and budgets
Impact and results driven with a strong sense of return on invested time and resources
Thirst to prepare for a large-scale capital campaign
Entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented approach, able to leap over hurdles
Ability to see the big picture and simultaneously manage day-to-day details
Partner with MOFAD’s Executive Director on organizational goals and strategy
Partner with MOFAD’s Board Chair on board development and fundraising
Foster a collaborative and rigorous working environment focused on fundraising and capacity building with a small, but creative team
Fundraising and Development
Develop fundraising strategy and work plans to significantly grow and sustain MOFAD’s individual, institutional, and corporate funding streams
Lead preparations for MOFAD’s capital campaign
Mentor development staff, interns, and volunteers
Support the Board of Trustees fundraising committee
Financial Planning and Oversight
Build and implement multi-year business plan and associated revenue models
Work with the Executive Director to build MOFAD’s annual operating budget and variance reports
Liaise with the Board Treasurer and provide the Board with quarterly financial reports
Oversee contracts for bookkeeping and annual audits until a CFO is hired
Experience and Skills
7+ years experience in business development and fundraising strategy
Deep experience managing major funding pipelines and proven track record in closing significant gifts or investments, including at least one $100K+ opportunity
Experience in financial planning and analysis, as well as experience managing a $1M+ budget
Charismatic communicator and relationship builder
Thoughtful and motivational leader and mentor
The initial salary will be modest based on MOFAD's start-up status. The position has the potential for aggressive increases and bonuses, based on performance. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with the organization over time.
How to Apply
Highly motivated candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is New York City’s first museum with exhibits you can eat. As an educational nonprofit, our mission is to inspire curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.
Our first mobile exhibition, BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Cereal featured live demonstrations of a giant 1930s-era cereal puffing gun. In 2015, we opened MOFAD Lab, a 5,000-square-foot experimental exhibition and events space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At MOFAD Lab, we have debuted three exhibitions: Flavor: Making It and Faking It, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, and Feasts and Festivals. MOFAD Lab has been hailed as “New York’s Coolest New Museum” by Food & Wine and named one of the “Absolute Best Kids’ Museums in NYC” by New York Magazine.
We are proud to have reached hundreds of thousands of people with our experiential exhibitions, programming, digital content, and educational outreach.