Director of Development, Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Job no: 493003
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Development, Institutional Advancement, Cornell Fine Arts Museum

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Rollins College in the search for a Director of Development for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

The Director of Development will be charged with strategic oversight of the museum’s philanthropic efforts, and will determine the museum’s philanthropic priorities in collaboration with the museum’s Director, the Assistant Vice President for Development, and the museum's Board of Visitors. The Director of Development will be responsible for managing a targeted prospect portfolio of the museum’s top supporters capable of making major, principal, and annual leadership gifts. Focusing on strategy, donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, the Director of Development will develop and deliver ambitious seven-figure goals to grow and diversify the museum’s philanthropic revenue streams. A highly visible representative of the college, the Director of Development will have a deep appreciation for the liberal arts college experience, academic art museums, and a strong personal commitment to Rollins College’s core values.

To review full position prospectus, please click here.

Rollins College is a four-year, coeducational institution and the first recognized college in Florida. Rollins educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. Rollins is committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Rollins is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate and selected graduate programs and provides opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. It is dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. It values excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment.

For more than 130 years, Rollins has adhered to the belief that college is about learning to think critically and discovering how one individual can positively impact the world. To that end, Rollins strives to enable individuals to see the bigger picture, to understand how areas of knowledge are interrelated, and to view learning as a lifelong endeavor.

Rollins College has been ranked one of the top regional universities in the south in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. For 23 consecutive years, Rollins has been ranked among the top two regional universities in the south and first in Florida. Rollins College was named the number one college in the south by College Choice in a ranking based on a nationwide survey of entering first-year students.

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships. In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

To apply for this position, please click here.

To nominate a candidate, please contact Tim Child,
All inquiries will be held in confidence.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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