POSITION SUMMARY:  Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development oversees financial and resource development on behalf of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum, ensuring delivery of the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for stewardship, serves as the primary contact for donors, and is responsible for growing the donor base throughout the state. The Director manages ongoing prospecting for many aspects of the organization’s operations, including education and Museum programs, general operations, special events, and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Director also is responsible for volunteer management of the organization’s young professional board—Second Century. Beginning in 2023 through 2025, the Director will serve as staff liaison and support for the contracted fundraiser responsible for a capital campaign. Compensation includes an incentive plan and strong benefits package.


  • Create ongoing opportunities for corporate and individual contributions, event sponsorships and grant funding through the management of fundraising efforts at all levels.
  • Guide the Development Coordinator and any Development Interns by providing strategy and coordination to ensure that all fundraising goals are met.
  • Ensure all donors are being properly acknowledged for their generosity in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and secure major gifts (including individuals and businesses); cultivate, encourage and maintain relationships with existing and potential high-level donors through personal contact, customization of benefits, and acknowledgement of support.
  • Support Development Coordinator in preparing and submission of funding proposals and grants to foundations, corporations and service clubs.  
  • Draft annual appeals for donor renewal efforts.
  • Develop, track and evaluate donor benefits, proposing benefit changes as warranted.
  • Manage the organization’s giving society, Friends of the Medallion.
  • Serve as staff liaison for the Development Committee.  
  • Assist the President with major gift solicitations in partnership with the Board of Directors, board committee(s) and other key leadership volunteers.  Solicit individual and corporate donors for major/planned gifts and other program funding.  
  • Identify, cultivate, develop and encourage Board and volunteer leadership and participation in the organization’s fundraising events and activities.  
  • Serve as staff liaison to Second Century Board (young professional board) and guide them in creating outreach events and planning their annual fundraiser, Oklahoma Born & Brewed.
  • Advocate and promote the Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum to its community and donors through speaking engagements, tours of the museum, and presentations to civic, professional, and social groups; act as an organization representative at community events.  
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the general trends in philanthropy.  
  • Maintain donor database, Bloomerang; building queries and reports as needed to enhance performance/user friendliness of database.
  • Duties otherwise unassigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred and at least three years with a non-profit organization in fundraising.


  • Exceptional planning and coordination skills.
  • Work well with teams.
  • Maintain deadlines and project check points.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to represent the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum in a consistently positive and professional manner to internal and external audiences.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in fundraising database programs preferred.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memorandums, and other printed matter, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will work year-round in both an office environment and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud; situations characteristic to working with school-age children are common; and travel to other sites within the metropolitan area are possible.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


  • Complete in their entirety the Employment Application and Consent to Background Check.
  • Email completed forms, current resume, and cover letter detailing your experience to Gini Moore Campbell.
Contract type
FSLA status
Gaylord-Pickens Museum and offsite as needed
Last updated
September 22, 2023