Posted on January 17, 2013
Director of Fundraising Strategy and Analytics
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum - Director of Fundraising Strategy and Analytics
Anticipating its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Asian Art Museum is creating an exciting vision for the next 50 years. As part of this renaissance, the museum has appointed a distinguished museum professional, Nancy Brennan, to a new position of Chief Philanthropy Officer. http://www.asianart.org/pressroom/Nancy-Brennan-appointment-press-release.htm Ms. Brennan is currently building an exceptional team of high performing development professionals committed to ensuring the continued success, reach, and impact of the museum.
The Asian Art Museum has established a critical new position of Director of Fundraising Strategy and Analytics. This leadership role will serve as the principal advisor to the museum's development team with regard to philanthropic research, information management, and strategy.
The incumbent will be responsible for applying research data to fundraising methodologies in support of departmental and organizational fundraising campaign activities. S/he partners with development managers to identify portfolio management and research needs. Based on defined needs, s/he compiles key information for managers via statistical models, forecasts, metrics, and analyses to enable them to make informed business decision and cultivate donors and prospects from an individual or segment perspective.
The incumbent will oversee the tracking and management of contributed income received and forecast; direct the accurate reporting of all fundraising information through skillful management and administration; provide data driven insights and cross-program analyses; evaluate program results; and make recommendations to optimize resources throughout the division.
Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the incumbent supervises the development information systems team utilizing Raiser's Edge. His/her primary objective will be to establish a metrics based culture within the development department in order to ensure strategic relationship and solicitation management.
The ideal candidate will have outstanding business acumen and the ability to develop creative solutions to complex problem through the application of analytical, quantitative, and strategic-thinking skills.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. MBA strongly preferred
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, finance/accounting, business, or other directly related work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience Supervisory experience preferred
- Demonstrated mastery in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of information; successful experience in developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals
- Experience in utilizing standard statistical practices and tools; excellent research, analytical and quantitative skills, including ability to manipulate, analyze, and interpret data and statistical models and the ability to convey key information that is tailored to the needs of diverse internal audiences
- Superb computer skills including high level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience with major fundraising database systems; familiarity with relational databases and ability to design reports from databases
- Knowledge of current trends in fundraising, marketing and economics, including benchmarking and metrics
- Outstanding interpersonal skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well when required; exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative
- Ability to work well within a highly motivated team, and to make thoughtful contributions to its success, appropriately weighing investments relative to outcomes/impacts; identify priorities in a fast-paced, high visibility environment; diagnose complex problems and identify creative solutions including cultivating the ideas of others to find such solutions
- Ability to present analyses and information to small and large groups and speak succinctly about interpretation and recommendations; ensure that decisions-makers are aware of the risks and limitations of data, information, and analysis provided
- Ability to train, direct, supervise, and evaluate staff; work effectively with colleagues, donors, volunteers, members, and the general public; gain cooperation from and collaborate with individuals or groups over whom there is no direct authority in order to accomplish program goals
Competitive salary and benefit package
* The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*
The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.
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Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102