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Today's Hours 9:30am - 4:30pm

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124


Today's Hours 9:30am - 4:30pm

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124


Chief Advancement Officer

LCM shows children they matter and exists to strengthen and support families. Be a part of a place where wonderful things happen daily!





Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.






Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Vacation, Sick Time, and Personal Days, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program, 403 (b), party room privilege, LCM Membership, discounts for LCM Camp, Event Rental, Acorn Café, and the Gift Shop.


Reports to:

Chief Executive Officer


Job Summary

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for overseeing the financial stability, fundraising, and growth of the organization. This position plans and implements strategies to secure donors and contributions in support of the organization, provide oversight of the fund development program, monitor development activities, and address issues that may hamper growth and success. The CAO is responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals for all components of contributed revenue.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Recruit, onboard, train, and coach the Corporate Giving Director.
  • Conduct timely performance management.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Promote the culture and brand of LCM.
  • Project a positive image of the organization to employees, volunteers, guests, and the community.
  • Work with the CEO, staff, and Board of Directors to facilitate short and long-term strategic plans.
  • Identify and address development issues that affect the well-being and efficacy of the organization.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy and ensure that fund development is executed in keeping with the organization’s values, vision, and mission.
  • Participate with the CEO and leadership team to plan the organization’s fund development course and programs.
  • Manage the operations development function efficiently and oversee development activities in coordination with staff.
  • Establish a balanced mix of donor sources, grants, and fundraising programs to attract and retain donors.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development program.
  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, as well as the code of ethics for fundraising professionals.
  • Keep abreast of developments in philanthropy and fund development.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Board of Directors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 10 years of development supervisory experience
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, multitasking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proficient in MS Office 365 Suite and Raisers’ Edge


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration




To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Athena Stanford at careers@lcm.org. Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, representative of the people we serve. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace helps Louisiana Children’s Museum foster its innovative culture of creativity and play. Louisiana Children’s Museum encourages all applicants to apply. Louisiana Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of their diverse voices, perspectives and background; because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.