Status: Full time, exempt Department: Institutional Advancement Status: Full time, exempt Who is moCa? As the region’s only contemporary art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) leads the way in shaping and advancing contemporary culture. We are global and local, cosmopolitan and Cleveland at our core. We are grounded in our community, and our visitors are cultural adventurers who we engage with to explore ideas and nurture our humanity. Our work culture is passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, and fun, and we value and support an enterprising staff that anticipates and reacts nimbly to change while embracing new opportunities and challenges. Success of the individual directly impacts success of the institution, so moCa holds every employee to a high standard of excellence with the expectation that everyone understands and participates in the institutional goals. What is this role? The Individual Giving Officer oversees the Museum’s membership and annual fund program. This position is responsible for managing and expanding annual fund gifts including but not limited to individual, corporate, and project/exhibition specific, including implementation of the strategic plan development growth initiatives, prospect research, cultivation activities, customized stewardship, and relevant communication strategies. The Individual Giving Officer implements strategy for direct mail and electronic fundraising, member level communications and cultivation efforts, affinity group building, customized stewardship, relevant communication strategies, and member benefits. This position is responsible for stewardship of members through events and projects. What will you be doing? On a daily basis, the Individual Giving Officer will have many responsibilities, including: ANNUAL GIVING + DONOR RELATIONS • Conduct, face-to-face meetings and solicitations, comprehensive follow up, acknowledgement and stewardship of donors. • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 125 Donor Circle Members and prospects (annual giving between $500-1,000). • Manage a Corporate Membership portfolio. • Maintain or increase an annual giving base of individuals and prospects (general members and annual fund donors). • Identify and cultivate new prospects in addition to renewal and increased support of donors. • Maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects including accurate and complete records of contact. • Align activities and individual giving to ensure the regular matriculation of donors. • Build partnerships with individuals, museums, academic institutions, community organizations, and patrons to help garner support and resources for programs. • With the development team, generate ideas for Patron programs, donor cultivation events, and stewardship opportunities. • Facilitate travel opportunities to art fairs and other cultural destinations, accompanying Patron travelers when appropriate. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS • With the Marketing + Communications Team, develop communication strategies for events and develop the design and content for event collateral. • Create and maintain communication tools for members and patrons. • Coordinate the timely preparation of strategic written and digital communications in support of stewardship, donor relations, and fundraising activities, including e-blasts, year-end-reminders, reports, solicitation and acknowledgement materials. • Maintain calendar of print and digital communications. • Project leader of monthly e-newsletter, including content generation, design, and management of constituent list. DONOR PROGRAMS • Design and implement calendar of events aimed to increase funding support, cultivate and attract new donors, and steward existing donors and sponsors. • Oversee logistics and event planning management carried out by Event Sales Manager. Provide clear timelines and expectations for deliverables. • Responsible for execution of all donor events and programs to ensure an exceptional donor experience. • Work closely with Development and Programs and Education departments to orchestrate high-impact stewardship and Museum events for donors. • Develop and manage post event follow-up strategies. MISC • Execute duties and maintain standards in accordance with company policies and procedures. • Perform additional duties as needed or directed. • Maintains current knowledge of the industry relevant to the position. To be successful in the roll you’ll need: • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years prior fundraising experience. • Understanding of and experience in fundraising concepts and strategies. • Comfortable with one-on-one meetings with donors and prospects. • Effectively handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. • Superior communicator, strategic thinker, and opportunity seeker • Comfortable in and adaptable to diverse social environments. • Fluency in English: speaking, reading, and writing. • Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate cultivation and other events. • Seated in an open office area with regular co-worker interaction. • Able to sit for long periods of computer use. Core Competencies of moCa Staff: • Inspired by contemporary art and culture • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion • Responsive to frequently shifting priorities and adaptive to change • Able to manage time, resources, and priorities to complete tasks on time with high-quality results. • Positive and professional • Eager to learn and take on new challenges, and open to constructive critical feedback • Versatile verbal and written communication skills. • Computer competency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and position specific software. A few more details: • Our office is an open work space with sitting/standing desks, a semi-private reservable office, and informal and formal meeting spaces. • Our salaries are consistent and competitive with similarly sized nonprofits and our health benefits are excellent. • We encourage healthy work-life balance with a generous time-off policy and 12 paid holidays. Ready to apply? If you see yourself in this position, we want to hear from you! Email the following to cwilson@mocacleveland.org using the subject line “Individual Giving Officer.” • One-page cover letter or cover email that shows how your experience and ambitions match this position and our organization. • Resume or CV that highlights relevant education and experience • Contact information for 3 references

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