Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is currently seeking a Development Associate, Corporate Giving. This position will play a major role in raising $2M for exhibitions, education programs, conservation projects, and special events from corporations and corporate foundations. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Giving, the Associate will support a robust corporate donor base through prospect research, face-to-face meetings, grant writing, and the cultivation and stewardship of a corporate giving program.
Comprised of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is experiencing an exciting renaissance with several innovative and groundbreaking projects underway, including the launch of a Contemporary Arts program in 2017, an institutional brand refresh in mid-2018, and the building of an interactive children's gallery in late 2018. As the largest public arts institution in San Francisco, the Museums welcome more than 1.5 million visitors annually, present an ambitious schedule of more than 20 exhibitions per year, house a world-class encyclopedic collection of 151,000 important artworks, and have a member base over 106,000 households.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Director of Corporate Giving to maintain and expand a robust corporate donor base.
Researches corporations and corporate foundations for restricted gifts to support exhibitions, education projects, conservation projects, and special events based on marketing objectives, areas of giving, and capacity.
Assists the Director of Corporate Giving in substantially growing the corporate membership program, including research, renewals, acknowledgments, benefit fulfillment, and member acquisition.
Creates and maintains proposals, benefit fulfillment packets, and final reports for corporate donors.
Assists with maintaining corporate donor records in the Museums' new Salesforce CRM to reflect ongoing research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
Tracks incoming gifts and prepares acknowledgement letters for corporate donors.
Makes regular updates to the Corporate Partners web page.
Attends relevant museum events such as tours, lectures, donor receptions, and cultivation events. Works closely with the Special Events department prior to events and assists with post-event follow-up.
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Work Experience: Minimum of two years of development experience, ideally in a non-profit office.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently with minimal supervision.
Professional phone manner and the ability to deal courteously and effectively with donors, the public, and staff.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of the development profession.
Knowledge of research techniques and resources. Proven experience in applying this knowledge to develop and carry out research projects such as analysis of financial information concerning a corporation.
Experience with relational databases, preferably Salesforce CRM and Raiser's Edge.
Experience with proofreading and editing.
Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
Ability to produce work that exhibits a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point software programs.
Knowledge of standard office equipment.
Experience with record keeping.
Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Step 1 of the pay range is $23.85 per hour.
This is a union position eligible for the Museums' benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance plus a generous time off package.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
About Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city's largest public arts institutions and are comprised of the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.
COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.
COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.