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.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.