Employment Opportunities

Working for Science Central means working with dynamic people and doing meaningful work towards our mission. All applicants must submit a completed application, along with a resume and cover letter, via e-mail, fax or mail.

Development Manager



POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly organized fundraiser. Duties include development, fundraising, special events, and grant writing. This person will research community/regional funding sources; develop sponsorships for programs, projects and exhibits; lead or assist with fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; contact and establish sponsorships with businesses and corporations; help develop annual fund appeals and estate gifts; research and write grants; communicate development activities with staff; coordinate appropriate reporting and record-keeping; and assist with other development, operational and strategic plan activities. This is a mid-level and very “hands-on” position.

REQUIRED SKILLS:  Ability to research funding sources; develop, schedule and run special events; able to develop new fundraising opportunities and events; ability to keep detailed notes and records; professional in attitude and practice; outgoing and articulate; comfortable meeting funders/donors; attend and run internal staff and committee meetings and external community meetings; meticulous and time- and detail-oriented; strong research skills; grasp of language with exceptional communication, writing, spelling and proofing skills; comfortable in a fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, must multi-task activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ages/backgrounds; must like people; communicative and team-oriented, sense of humor; ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates.

QUALIFICATIONS:  College degree preferred; previous experience in fundraising/development, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; skilled with Microsoft Office programs; comfortable with and familiarity with databases; experience with administering donation database software a plus; ability to drive and valid Driver’s License; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE:  Full-time, schedule will include weekdays, and some weekends and evenings

SALARY:  $23,660/year; full benefits.