The Development Officer will be a member of a development team supporting the fundraising efforts of Crocker Art Museum. The Development Officer will cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of high-level individual donors and corporate partners to support the programs, exhibitions, and institutional priorities of the Museum.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work with development staff to establish and monitor short and long-term strategic goals related to fund development.
Maintain and deepen relationships with existing donors through personalized engagement and stewardship.
Conduct prospect research to identify new donors and cultivate existing donors with the potential to increase giving levels.
Moves management tracking in Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud.
Help ensure proper donor recognition.
Assist in the planning and execution of key stewardship events for donors.
Coordinate planned giving strategies including seminars, website and online marketing. Work with financial planners and allied professionals within the field.
Cultivate and solicit planned gifts.
Maintain knowledge of Museum programs and initiatives. Must be able to articulate a strong case for support to donors.
Attend appropriate and important community, civic and social events/activities.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree and/or three to five years of fundraising experience to include major gift solicitation or any equivalent combination.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including high net worth donors, volunteers, board members, and diverse staff.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Must demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and achieve short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, utilizing a high level of initiative, judgment, and critical thinking skills.
Ability to manage confidential information.
Demonstrated experience with Raiser’s Edge donor management software, Excel and Word.
Able to work in fast-paced, demanding environment and be responsive to deadlines managing and completing multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of fundraising policies and procedures.
Requires flexible schedule, including some weekend and evening work.
Travel throughout Sacramento region and occasionally may travel nationally as part of Museum travel program.
Crocker Art Museum is also seeking a Membership & Database Manager and Sponsorships & Grant Manager. Please visit our website for more information and to apply: www.crockerart.org
About Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. The Museum has also dedicated the historic building’s entire first floor as an education center, which includes four classrooms, space for student and community exhibitions, the Gerald Hansen Library, and Tot Land. It is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a recognition given to fewer than 1,100 of the nation's 33,000 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly, and provides quality service to the public.