The Chief Development Officer is the key expert on asset development within the organization. He/she will develop, implement, and oversee strategies designed to promote the acquisition of charitable assets with current and prospective donors at all levels. The CDO oversees all fundraising at the McNay Art Museum.
Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Responsible for developing and implementing organizations fundraising priorities; develops fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper stewardship of donors.
Participates in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; evaluates effectiveness of development programs and securing gifts at various levels; generates reports.
Responsible for the preparation of annual departmental and fundraising budget, program projects, strategic planning, and goal evaluation.
Responsible for the museums’ fundraising activities, membership, special events, annual giving, planned giving, and capital campaigns.
Responsible for Director of Member & Visitor Experience, Director of Special Events, Director of Grants & Sponsorships, Director of Communications & Marketing, Museum Store Manager and all development support staff.
Plans and strategizes as a member of the management team toward broad organizational goals.
Oversees various departments by coordinating efforts, monitoring performance, and implementing improvements.
Manages quality and quantity of employee productivity.
Monitors and reports on progress of departments to Director.
Improves the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization’s mission -specifically, improving information flow both within the organization and with outside partners.
Bachelor’s degree in related field. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
At least ten years’ experience in non-profit development work, preferably with an art museum.
Must have 5+ years of leadership experience.
Knowledge of and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices
Flexible as to working hours; evening and/or weekends is frequently required
History of leadership and vision in managing large staff groups and major projects or initiatives
Commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style both in person and by phone, with high professionalism
Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mail merge, etc.) Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status
Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques