Job Opening at Science Central

Marketing and Development Director

This position is a professional, senior-level job reporting to the  executive director and requires significant experience in those work areas, and extensive knowledge of community/regional funding sources.

While it is a management-level position, this is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing.

Duties will include:

  • Develop banners and tv/radio ads
  • Write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases
  • Develop and coordinate partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations
  • Research, write, review and monitor grants
  • Establish sponsorships with businesses and corporations
  • Manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing
  • Maintain web site and social media outlets
  • Organize and maintain all electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files and records
  • Manage and expand the membership program, and cultivate as a donor base
  • Supervise full and part-time staff
  • Manage Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Strong ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment (responsible, organized, time- and detail-oriented)
  • creativity
  • Comfortable with, and interested in science and public education
  • Have exceptional public speaking abilities (comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ages/backgrounds
  • Must like people; be outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and appearance
  • energetic, and enthusiastic
  • Have experience in management and staff training
  • Team-oriented
  • Have strong sense of humor
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules
  • The ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates
  • Time and detail-oriented
  • Significant knowledge of MS Office, graphics design programs such as In Design, donation programs such as Donor Perfect, strong spreadsheet skills
  • Significant knowledge of and ability to research and write grants; familiarity with granting organizations and foundations
  • Significant skills in maintaining the web site (Joomla, FrontPage), and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); exceptional graphics design skills and the ability to develop newsletters, brochures, banners, etc.


This is not an entry-level position, only experienced professionals with non-profit marketing and development skills should apply. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; strong background in business and communications; minimum of 7 years of experience in marketing and development, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; experience with managing staff; flexible schedule. Valid Drivers License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

Full Description and other employment opportunities at Science Central.  Application online at Science Central.

Send completed application, cover letter, resume, and professional references (minimum of 5) to:

Human Resources Director,Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

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