Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Working with the Development Team, support and expand philanthropic initiatives, including management of museum member groups, corporate sponsors and individual mid-level and major gifts that support the Museum and Gardens.
Support the Museum’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect of individuals, commitment to our community, accountability and ownership.
Identify prospects, cultivate, and solicit individual and corporate donors and sponsors with special emphasis on unrestricted giving to meet goals. Steward and build strong relationships with donors through the member and recognition programs. Manage individual donor benefits, acknowledgements, stewardship activities and programs. Maintain donor CRM database in an orderly manner.
Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to build a strong, sustainable philanthropic infrastructure for the Museum and Gardens that integrates the highest level of efficient and effective fundraising strategies and tactics.
Attend and supervise donor and prospect cultivation events and stewarding opportunities.
Quickly, courteously and efficiently handle concerns, questions and needs of donors, members.
Cultivate community and regional support for the Museum and Gardens.
Ensure proper representation of donor identity commitments and recognition, including signage, the website, magazine and other applicable promotional material.
Follow standards and guidelines for Events and Programs for requests, planning, and execution of all activities, including event set-ups in Altru (Database and Blackbaud product).
Other job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
3 to 5 years professional experience in non-profit development.
Demonstrated background in achieving revenue goals, strategic objectives and assigned Key Performance Indicators.
Outstanding persuasive written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to provide superior customer service for all constituents of the Museum.
Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting with vendors, staff, volunteers and the public.
Knowledge of donor research techniques.
Strong contributor in team environments with ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments while maintaining strong attention to detail.
Database management required. Altru or Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Schedule may include nights and weekends due to events.
Valid Florida driver license.
About Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Museum, an AAM accredited institution in Jacksonville, FL., maintains one of the most significant collections of European and American art in the Southeast. The Museum's founders, Arthur and Ninah Cummer, assembled a private collection of 60 Old Master and 19th century American paintings, forming the nucleus of the permanent collection. In 56 years, the permanent collection has grown through purchase and donation to 5,000 objects whose dates of origin range from 2000 B.C. to the present. The strength of the collection is European (1300-1920) and American (1800-1940) paintings, but representative examples of ancient Mediterranean art, Japanese art, and 20th century American art are included in the collection. The Museum also features one of the three finest collections of early manufacture (1710-1750) Meissen porcelain in the world.
The Cummer Museum boasts one of the most important and delightful gardens in Northeast Florida. Idyllically located on the banks of the St. Johns River, the gardens have a fascinating history stretching back more than 100 years and bear the imprint of some of the foremost names in landscape design and horticulture, including Ossian Cole Sim...onds, Ellen Biddle Shipman, Thomas Meehan and Sons, and the fabled Olmsted firm. The involvement of these prestigious firms gives national importance to the gardens at the Museum. Throughout the year, the gardens are ablaze with rare horticultural specimens nestled under a canopy of mature live oak trees. In addition to the lush plantings, features such as reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, antique ornaments, and sculptures help create a special outdoor space that provides a perfect complement to the Museum's collections. The Cummer Gardens are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Throughout the institution’s history, the collections have served as the cornerstone in the Museum’s mission – to “engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.” In accordance with the expressed wishes of its founder, Ninah May Holden Cummer, it seeks to serve as “a center of beauty and culture” for the benefit of “all of the people.” Educational programs are presented through our nationally recognized interactive learning center, Art Connections, winner of the prestigious IMLS Museum Services Award.