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Manager of Individual Giving

Asian Art Museum | San Francisco CA 94102 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/19/2012

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The Asian Art Museum invites an experienced development professional to join its growing team.  In pursuing fundraising goals of the museum, the staff is committed to positive collaboration and teamwork. The ideal candidate will share these values, and possess creativity, dedication, and humor, in addition to strong managerial and fundraising skills.

The Manager of Individual Giving will manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors at the $3,000 to $25,000 level in support of the operating fund.  She/he will work with the leadership of support groups to fulfill benefits and plan activities and events.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Manager works to develop and deepen the relationships between individual donors and the museum for the long-term benefit of the museum.  She/he must be resourceful and work well with a diverse group of donors being responsive to their needs and concerns. The Manager is expected to solicit donors directly, and direct and assist volunteers in solicitation. 

She/he will represent the department on internal committees, as well as represent the museum with outside groups. Working under broad direction, the Manager is required to apply independent judgment to complex tasks within specialized areas.

• plans and executes annual giving and fund development activities with individual donors giving from $3,000 - $25,000, including the Asian Art Museum Council, Jade Circle, and the Connoisseurs' Council;
• with the Director of Annual Giving, coordinates the volunteer committee meetings for Jade Circle, and other adjunct support groups; works closely with leadership of these groups and sub-committees in planning activities and fulfilling benefits; provides support to volunteers involved in fundraising to meet financial goals.
• prepares correspondence, printed publications, periodic mailings, and stewardship reports to donors;
• in coordination with the Membership and Development Information Systems departments, manages the annual renewal and acquisition campaigns for the Asian Art Museum Council, Jade Circle and adjunct support groups; oversees prospect management of the Asian Art Museum Council and Jade Circle working closely with Director of Annual Giving and other staff members in division;
• plans and leads implementation of cultivation and stewardship events and programs for this tier of donors throughout the year;
• manages international and national travel programs for donors;
• manages the activities and use of the donor lounge, including reservations and special events, coordinating food services with the museum café and catering.

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Three to five years of solid experience in fundraising, including experience working directly with leadership and volunteers; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Proven ability to personally solicit donors for annual gifts; sustain and grow relationships with donors.
• Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics; understanding of nonprofit environments.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully organize workload in a fast-paced environment; maintain several projects of equal priority simultaneously; sustain focus, productivity, and accuracy under pressure.
• Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; knowledge of fundraising and presentation software desirable.
• High-level administrative and management skills; good research, planning, analytical, problem-solving, organizational skills; strong follow-through.
• Excellent oral & written communication skills; professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; sense of humor.
• Ability to work independently, using good judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative; tolerate ambiguity; respond to multiple demands; direct and supervise others.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the general public.
• Availability to work nights and weekends as needed for events or deadlines.
• Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropy is desirable.
• Knowledge of Asian art and culture a plus.

Excellent compensation and benefits package

Apply online at or Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:

HUMAN RESOURCES, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415.861.2359

* The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 17,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

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Location San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Categories Arts/Culture/Humanities
Function Development/Fundraising
Pref Degree Bachelors

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