The Health Museum’s mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body. We offer transformative learning opportunities for all ages that are multi-sensory and engaging. The Health Museum’s core values—inspirational, evidence-based, and individualized—function as a vital part of our long-term strategy of growth, expansion to reach new audiences, and empowering healthier living.
The Health Museum treasures the city’s diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. If you work well with a variety of people and want to make our museum visitors’ experience the best it can be, please mail your resume and cover letter to:
ATTN: Human Resources
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in offering your time and talent to the Museum, please visit our volunteer page for additional opportunities.
Job Title: Senior Director of Development
Reports to: CEO
Job Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt, benefits eligible
The Senior Director of Development is a key member of the museum’s leadership team, supporting all aspects of the museum that relate to our external visibility, credibility and integrity in the community. This is a complex, highly visible position that includes providing the strategic leadership and implementation of the museum’s fundraising, donor relations, membership services, and events all under the umbrella of the development department. The Senior Director of Development will demonstrate commitment to upholding and incorporating organizational core values into all aspects of Development.
This position requires strategic planning for how the CEO, Board, key community leaders and stake holders can play a dynamic role in the organization’s goals for Development. The Director will sustain current giving and grow The Health Museum’s Development program in alignment with best practices focusing on annual and monthly giving, major gifts, planned giving and capital campaign projects.
Working directly with the CEO and the Board of Directors, the Director is accountable for the identification, cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships in order to drive philanthropic financial support from multiple sources including foundations, individual donors, members, corporations and partnerships, locally and nationally. Tools include highly effective communication of ideas and values using social media, traditional media, event participation and sponsorships, direct mail, individual solicitations, and board fundraising activities.
- Develop and implement a strategic and tactical plan for philanthropic support in alignment with organizational goals.
- Develop, manage and achieve annual fundraising budgetary goals as determined by Director, CEO and Board.
- Achieve annual campaign, individual, corporate, and foundation giving goals. Establish donor strategies that connect donor values and interests with museum opportunities through relationship cultivation, research, awareness building and the use of industry best practices.
- Oversee the solicitation of contributions from donors by setting specific goals for retention and increased giving from current donors, renewed giving from lapsed donors, and cultivation of new donors.
- Serve as staff liaison for Board Development activities including public and community engagement efforts to raise the museum’s public awareness platform in the community.
- Oversee and provide effective follow up of cultivation and stewardship activities.
- Work with the CEO and Board to recruit Development Committee members.
- Establish the deliverables and monetary goals that measure the success of museum events, including third party events.
- Continually build various giving programs.
- Build infrastructure for the Development team in order to establish a structured individual and major gifts program.
- Implement capital campaign as needed within the context of overall strategic plan, including
collaborating with consultants when necessary.
- Accountable for the integrity of the donor base. Optimizes use of donor database for maximum efficiency, accuracy and end user value.
- Manage donor administrative functions to ensure compliance with museum’s policies and processes, including timely acknowledgements of both in-kind and monetary donations.
- Ensure donor acknowledgement letters and other communications remain up-to-date and compelling.
- Responsible for accurate reporting on related programs and fundraising activities, detailing plans and progression of each.
MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT (Special Events & Community Engagement)
- Manages all aspects of the individual memberships program.
- This includes existing members and new members and is responsible for increasing memberships based on a yearly goal agreed upon with the CEO, that incorporates maintaining a high level of member satisfaction and retention.
- Manages all museum events related to fundraising and the rental of the museum to third parties including museum patrons, consortium partners, organizations, companies, individuals and other
- Successfully manage staff by setting specific goals, agreeing upon and completing courses of action with others to improve performance.
- Adequately outlines scope of work. Completes timelines for deliverables and identifies accountability.
- Is generally knowledgeable of and guided by Employment Law and the contents of the Employee Handbook.
- Instructs staff so they learn and develop skills needed to achieve objectives.
- Thinks and plans to assign workload to subordinates proactively rather than reactively.
- Work with the CEO, controller and leadership team on annual departmental budget forecasting and compliance with budget timeline.
- Represent the museum at community and business meetings/events/functions related to the needs of the Executive Office.
- Assume responsibility for special administration, activities, events, programs or research projects as assigned.
- Attend board, staff, and committee and task force meetings as appropriate.
- Ensure the compliance of the agency with all appropriate legal and regulatory requirements of government agencies and funders as it relates to the development functions.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business, communication, or related field required.
- Proven track record of successful fundraising.
- Experience with membership services, marketing and events.
- Skilled at interacting with board members, donors, community leaders and service organizations to promote our mission, vision and funding needs.
- Ability to keep multi-level projects on track with accountability to goals, tasks, timelines and a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.
- Commitment to and working understanding of organizational core values.
- Demonstrates creativity, exercises sound judgment and thinks analytically.
- Possesses a high degree of responsibility, initiative and professionalism.
- Competence with MS Office Suite, including Excel, and fundraising software; Blackbaud donor database software experience a plus.
- Skilled database management and successful history managing donor databases supporting effective, efficient information access, decision making and fundraising. Ability to negotiate contracts and vet development software vendors and applications.
Job Title: Accounting Manager
Reports To: CEO
Job Status: Full-time Exempt, with Benefits
The Accounting Manager is responsible for all the Museum’s accounting systems to provide financial information and reporting as needed for all Museum activities. The Accounting Manager is expected to provide a transparent, accurate picture of the Museum financial integrity to all stakeholders, including board members, and donors. For Museum leadership to make educated economic decisions about the Museum’s future, the financials must include accurate accounting, reporting and compliance. This position, reporting to the CEO, is a vital part of the Museum’s management team of Senior Directors and requires a person of vision and initiative, with a comfort level working as an integral part of a leadership team.
Summary of Job Responsibilities (Accurate & Timely):
- Complete closings of monthly and annual financial records.
- Timely, accurate monthly financial statement reporting.
- Prepare and disseminate cash-based management financial reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, annual audits, and annual budgets.
- Develop a reliable operating income forecasting process and reporting mechanism that is updated monthly.
- Develop, on a monthly and annual basis, a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
- Report to management and financial committee the reasons for any major budget/forecast variance.
- Execute all disbursements, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, employee expense reports, and payroll processing.
- Manage all accounts receivable, billings, and cash receipts.
- Establish and maintain systems of controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and data.
- Prepare for and support annual audit working with outside audit firm.
- Continually improve the budgeting process through regular reporting and education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
- Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships.
- Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Museum may enter.
- Evaluate the team plan for continual improvement of the financial efficiency and effectiveness of the staff.
- Attend Board and Finance Committee meetings.
- Establish and maintain financial related processes, policies, and internal controls for organization.
- Participate in a variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports as determined by management from time to time.
- Ensure the Museum is fully engaged in money management, by monitoring of cash balances and exercising different financial scenarios to present to senior management for consideration, as external and internal forces fluctuate.
- Monitor and substantially weigh in on what Museum resources should support and how to funnel those resources to the greatest strategic need.
- Proactively provide insight or recommendations for how to maximize profitability.
- Serve as an advisor to the CEO regarding financial strategy for future growth of the organization including co creating the strategic plan, developing positive relationships with the Board Finance Committee, and supporting the development of a Capital Campaign.
Back Office Operations
- Implement and guide various risk management activities, including risk assessment, insurance programs, and legal commitments.
- Create accountable, positive, mutually supportive relationships with the Museum’s vendors and business partners.
- Supervise the Rental and Facilities Manager. Negotiates and executes facility related contracts for janitorial, security, building and grounds.
- Maintain, update, and communicate systems of controls, new directives, policies, and procedures. Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.
- Follow up with staff to ensure all payment requests and payroll are accurate and have correct documentation.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
- CPA Certification, a plus but not required
- Ten years of hands-on accounting managerial experience
- Nonprofit experience a plus
- Experience with Sage Intacct and ADP Workforce Now a plus.
Job Title: Science Educator
Reports to: Assistant Director, Programs
Job Status: Part-time (approx. 15-20 hrs/week)
Classification: Non-exempt, not benefits eligible
Pay rate: $18/hr+
Science Educators play a key role in bringing The Health Museum’s mission to life for our guests. The primary role of a science educator is to deliver quality programming, which includes but is not limited to the Museum’s School Programs for pre-K through post-secondary students. Developed to promote understanding, curiosity, and career awareness, these onsite, offsite and virtual programs complement the exhibit experience. Program formats include hands-on activities, organ dissections, and experiences in the DeBakey Cell Lab.
This is an onsite position that requires some local travel and occasional evening and weekend hours.
- Facilitate interactive and/or inquiry-based classroom curriculum and activities for students in pre-K through post-secondary classes.
- Conduct off-site workshops and outreach at various partner schools throughout Greater Houston.
- Lead hands-on activities for children and families for special events, health fairs or public programs.
- Conduct independent study as needed to expand content knowledge relevant to Museum programs.
- Collaborate in the development of activities, scavenger hunts, and events for a variety of audiences.
- Meet and greet school and teacher groups.
- Leading the exhibit tours for school groups
- Assist with the functioning of the Learning Center as a public, educational space including ability to work all audio-visual equipment.
- Order, organize, and inventory program supplies.
- Maintain an orderly shared work area.
- Perform other tasks that pertain to the program responsibilities, as assigned by the Assistant Director of Programs.
- Demonstrated interest in Museum’s mission
- Interest in current science and health developments
- Coursework in science, health, or science education required; degree in science, health or education preferred
- Willing to expand content knowledge and learn best practices in informal learning
- Teaching or performance experience a plus
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
- Experience working in teams
- Reliable, punctual, and able to work with minimal supervision
- Strong time management skills
- High level of guest service, enthusiasm, and initiative
- Ability to work with diverse audiences
- Positive attitude and interaction style
- Enthusiasm for working with diverse audiences