Leadership Gifts Officer x 2

The Leadership Gifts Officer works closely with the senior leadership of the museum and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts in support of the current capital campaign and other initiatives of SFMOMA.

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From Friday 16 August 2013 to Sunday 01 September 2013

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Reporting to the Director of Leadership Gifts, the Leadership Gifts Officer is part of a dynamic and high-energy team of development professionals working in a collaborative environment within the museum to inspire support for its ambitious expansion and annual giving programs.


Responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects capable of making multi-year pledges of $100,000 or more in support of the expansion campaign or annual operating support. Builds and maintains a portfolio of 75-125 prospects Devise a holistic philanthropic strategy for each prospect in the portfolio with the goal of soliciting each prospect for multi-year capital and annual pledges in support of the museum. In collaboration with the Director of Gift Planning, devise a legacy gift strategy for each prospect in the portfolio. Support the work and active engagement of volunteers and senior museum leadership in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects within their portfolio. Conduct 10 – 15 personal visits per month in addition to engaging prospects at special events. In collaboration with the Director of Leadership Gifts and the Donor Services team, plan and implement cultivation events and special projects in order to engage donors and prospects. Write targeted solicitation proposals and stewardship material for individual donors and prospects for the capital campaign and other initiatives of the museum. Continually research, assess and upgrade assigned portfolio. Maintain accurate and complete records of donor contacts and communications.


Education and Training: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree. Post graduate study in Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or Art History desirable.

Work Experience: Minimum 5-8 years of development experience with increasing responsibility; successful history of major gift giving; staff, volunteer, and committee management. Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques and ethics; experience in devising strategies for cultivation and solicitation of major donors; knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community helpful. Candidates with experience fundraising in the arts are highly desired.

Skills and Abilities: Must possess exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking and meeting facilitation. Ability to motivate and interact effectively with Board, volunteers, donors and museum staff at all levels. Possession of a collegial management style that promotes team work, creativity and open communication. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art preferred. Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities with grace and humor. Well organized and detail oriented. Ability to use computer software required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Raiser’s Edge).


Physical Demands: Willingness to work flexible hours. Evening and weekend hours will be required on occasion.

Special Environmental Factors: Close office setting.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art encourages people of color, residents of SOMA,

and other San Francisco residents to apply.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.