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Chief Advancement Officer

  • June 08, 2020
  • Philadelphia, PA

We are thrilled to share that... - Mural Arts Philadelphia Mural ...Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program, is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as their Chief Advancement Officer in Philadelphia, PA.


Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.”


The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for planning, managing, and executing a comprehensive and diversified advancement effort that deepens organizational sustainability and allows for strategic, mission-aligned growth. The Chief Advancement Officer supervises four teams, each of which is helmed by a Director and has a focus on expanding audiences and resources for the organization.

The Chief Advancement Officer is additionally responsible for managing the organization’s Board of Directors, contributing in significant ways to financial planning, and supporting government relations connected to Mural Arts’ unique public/private partnership model. As an integral member of the organization’s four-person Executive Team, the Chief Advancement Officer helps maintain a framework and process for strategic decision-making across the organization, guided by our five-year plan.


  • Development – responsible for securing $5-7M from foundations, individuals, and corporations to support operations, core programs, and special initiatives
  • Communications – responsible for branding, PR, social media, organizational and project-specific communications strategies, writing, design, and public events
  • Tours & Merchandise – responsible for grossing $300-400k in earned revenue annually through the sale of public tours, private tours, and merchandise
  • Mural Arts Institute – a new program that provides technical assistance and capacity building around the country and the world; currently backed by major philanthropic investments, the Institute is working towards sustainability through earned revenue.

Mural Arts Philadelphia has retained the services of Diversified Search to assist in this search.  Please submit a cover note and resume or nominations, in confidence, to MuralArtsPhiladelphia@divsearch.com.

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