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Adam Lovell

Executive Director

Adam Lovell

Susan Hartzold

Curator of Collections and Exhibits

Susan Hartzold

Emma Meyer

Registrar

Emma Meyer

Bill Kemp

Librarian

Bill Kemp

George Perkins

Archivist

George Perkins

Torii Moré

Curator of Digital Humanities

Torii Moré

Candace Summers

Director of Education

Candace Summers

Hannah Johnson

Education Program Coordinator

Hannah Johnson

Anthony Bowman

Education Outreach Coordinator

Anthony Bowman

Jeffery Woodard

Director of Marketing & Community Relations

Jeffery Woodard

Samantha Yoder

Director of Volunteers and Interns

Samantha Yoder

Betty Turchirollo

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Betty Turchirollo

Lauren Lacy

Director of Development

Lauren Lacy

Sammi Kern

Development Assistant

Sammi Kern

Joe McDonnell

Visitors Center Manager

Joe McDonnell

Maureen Blair

Visitors Center Assistant

Maureen Blair

Greg Koos

Executive Director Emeritus

Greg Koos

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Board of Directors

Officers

President
Bill Zimmerman

1st Vice President
Brad Briney

2nd Vice President
Robert Watkins

Treasurer
John Killian

Secretary
Sandra Harmon

Immediate Past President
Carolyn Yockey

Directors

Craig Alexander

Larry Dietz

Tom Eder

Rob Fazzini

Guy C. Fraker

Russel Francois

Jay Groves

Sally Heffernan

Susan Laiming

John McIntyre

Mike Matejka

John Meek

Pamela Muirhead

Ann Sullivan

Carl Teichman

Paul B. Van Ness

Bill Wetzel

Maria Luisa Zamudio-Mainou

Directors Emeriti

Barbara Allsup

David Ashbrook

Carl Behr

Willie Brown

Nancy Froelich

Edward B. Jelks

James A. Stahly

Carol Struck

Steve Wannemacher

Past Presidents

David Ashbrook

Rob Fazzini

Edward B. Jelks

Benjamin J. Rhodes

Don Skaggs

Steve Wannemacher

Robert Watkins

Carol Struck

Michael G. Matejka

Craig Alexander

Carolyn Yockey

Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The McLean County Museum of History, located in the Old County Courthouse in historic downtown Bloomington, IL, is one of America's premier county historical museums. The Museum's mission is rooted in education, and has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, thought provoking exhibits and programs to our growing, diverse community.
The Museum is currently seeking a full-time Director of Development to work directly with the Executive Director to cultivate and secure philanthropic support. This includes work on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, and the Museum’s membership program. Salary range is $35,000-40,000 depending on experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Enjoy building personal relationships with donors and community partners who are passionate about local history and education
  • Be able to prioritize and manage numerous ongoing projects
  • Have excellent organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Work effectively with a team of staff, volunteers, and the Museum Board of Directors
  • Have knowledge of the communities and organizations of McLean County
  • Be comfortable asking people for financial support

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Identify funding needs and develop fundraising goals and objectives
  •  Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundation, and corporate donors
  •  Manage direct mail solicitations
  •  Research and write grant proposals
  •  Create and analyze reports to evaluate donor activity
  •  Research new giving trends and technology
  •  Manage donor communications and collaborate with the Marketing Department
  •  Prepare budgets and ensure compliance with funding source guidelines
  •  Foster collaboration between Development and other Museum departments
  •  Event planning and sponsor development for History Makers Gala, Cemetery Walk, etc.
  •  Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
  •  Supervises one Development Assistant 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; additional fundraising certification a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of development experience, preferably in Central Illinois
  • Basic knowledge of donor software and fundraising principles and techniques
  • Strong personal integrity and intentional follow-through
  • Available for occasional weekend/evening donor solicitations and activities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Send résumé, cover letter, and three professional references to Executive Director Adam Lovell at: director@mchistory.org