Posted on June 28, 2012
Manager of Major Gifts
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Arts and Design - Manager of Major Gifts
The Museum of Arts and Design, the nation’s premier contemporary arts institution exploring the intersection of craft, design and art, seeks a creative, strategic, and highly-motivated professional with five to seven years’ fundraising experience for the new position of Manager of Major Gifts.
The Manager will support and advance the Major Gifts effort at the Museum of Arts and Design, functioning both in an operational and strategic capacity to assist the Vice President of Major Gifts in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individuals with the capacity to provide gifts in the $10,000 and above range, and to provide excellent stewardship for current donors.
Critically, this position is responsible for maintaining and helping to grow a robust pipeline of major gifts prospects, and will have his or her own portfolio of donors and prospects to manage. As such, the individual must work collaboratively and productively with all members of the development team, as well as the Museum’s Director, curators, program staff, and key volunteers.
Responsibility for managing and growing the major donors group, including renewals, new solicitations,management of annual schedule of related events, and other stewardship
- Prospect research and management of prospect profiles and rating system
Proposal writing and/or editing
Implementing and maintaining a master calendar and moves management system for entire Major Gifts
Scheduling of meetings, writing of talking points, assembling presentations and full
meeting prep for the Vice President, Director, and Trustees
Write timely gift acknowledgements and follow-up correspondence as needed
B.A.or higher degree, preferably in humanities
Five to seven years’ experience in individual giving or membership fundraising,
preferably in a cultural institution or institution of higher education
Superior writing, analytical, and research skills
Excellent attention to detail
Mature judgment, discretion, and ability to work with people at all levels of the
Highly organized; ability to meet tight deadlines, multitask, and respond nimbly to
High level of computer literacy, including mastery of Microsoft Office applications,
knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising database system; and
experience using online databases and other sources to locate financial and
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your cv, salary history and cover letter.