Reports to: Chief Development Officer Department: Development Classification: Exempt, Full-time Benefits: Full Museum Benefits
DMA Mission: The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. The DMA will:
Place art and our diverse communities at the center around which all activities radiate.
Pursue excellence in collecting and programming, present works of art across cultures and time, and be a driving force in contemporary art.
Strengthen our position as a prominent, innovative institution, expanding the meaning and possibilities of learning and creativity.
Scope and Functions of Position:
The Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for the direct supervision of fundraising from institutional sources to include corporations, organizations, foundations, and government agencies to include sponsorship, underwriting of special projects, and general support. Working with the Chief Development Officer, the DOD also will work to expand the existing donor base, increase retention, deliver exceptional customer service, and generate new ideas and strategies to build a dynamic, compelling fundraising program to promote the mission of the DMA. The DOD is responsible for the oversight of the Development Department's goals and strategies, collaborating with both Development Department Directors and the CDO, tracking activity and outcomes to provide monthly reports for DMA senior leadership. In addition, the DOD will participate and help lead major gift special fundraising initiatives that may be created for capital, endowment, and operating projects.
Monitor and guide a donor/prospect portfolio system for individual and institutional giving, working with the Director’s Office, Director’s Team, Development Department Directors, Curators, Board that feeds new prospects, tracks prospect/donor activity, and supplies updates, as needed.
Maintain a major gift donor portfolio of at least 30 individual and institutional prospects as assigned.
Supervise the Institutional Giving Team (comprised of the Manager of Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, Grants Manager, and Grants Coordinator. Guide fundraising goals and strategies to increase support from corporations, foundations, and organizations.
Develop a model for comprehensive exhibition fundraising planning that includes grants, sponsorship, major gifts, and event strategies that can be shared with Executive Director on bi-annual basis, or as requested.
Collaborate with colleagues across the Museum to identify priority projects, obtain ongoing funding needs, refine proposals, and brainstorm possible funding opportunities and to work with the CDO to craft a comprehensive plan to fund the Museum’s priorities.
Assist in the daily operations of the department, helping to troubleshoot and escalate issues (both internal and external) when necessary.
At the CDO’s request, represent the DMA within the Museum and with external constituencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Certification
8+ years of experience in development and in supervisory or management positions
Prior experience in a cultural organization preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and secure annual gifts and to bring creative and effective strategies to the fundraising process.
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex giving program.
Ability to work effectively with board members and volunteers, providing them with strong support and inspiring them to productive action.
The intellectual depth, maturity, and collaborative skills necessary to gain the trust and confidence of the DMA leaders, trustees, senior staff, and other stakeholders.
A motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects along with a creative disposition to generate new ideas and strategies that help to build a dynamic, compelling development program.
A natural “people person” who enjoys connecting with a broad community to promote the mission of the institution.
Ability to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues within and outside the Museum.
Proven skills in writing, project management, use of digital content platforms.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Raisers Edge software a plus.
Financial literacy, with an understanding of numbers and an ability to track, analyze, and share financial data in an accurate and comprehensive way.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information.
The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The DMA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
About Dallas Museum of Art
Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs are its comprehensive collections, which encompass more than 24,000 works and span 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. The DMA's collections are distinguished in many areas: its contemporary collection is one of the top ten most important of any comprehensive museum in the U.S., and its collection of art from the Americas is world renowned as are its holdings of Decorative Arts, African art, and Indonesian art.