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Individual Giving Officer
Individual Giving Officer
The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums
Post Date: 08 Aug 2020


The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums is seeking an Individual Giving Officer. Under the direction of the Director of Individual & Major Giving, the Individual Giving Officer is responsible for strategizing, planning, and implementing fundraising activities to cultivate and steward individual donors who make gifts of entry to mid-level support ($2,500-10,000) for Annual and Restricted Giving. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Builds and maintains a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity to make philanthropic gifts of $2,500-10,000 annually.
  • Develops and implements customized strategies for the engagement of these individuals, with the priority of moving Museum members into this giving level and bringing in new donors at this entry giving level.
  • Identifies and manages qualified prospects and donors, through cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, donor acknowledgement, and benefit fulfillment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Museum’s executive leadership, trustees, curatorial and conservation staff, and development and events teams, involving them, as appropriate, in the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
  • Serve as the team’s primary liaison to the Education Department. Works closely with the Education team to identify opportunities for fundraising support.
  • Spearhead upgrade and acquisition campaigns to increase giving to the Patrons Circle ($2,500-10,000).
  • Prepares written communications to donors and prospects including proposals and informational packages.  Maintains active level of written correspondence, and digital and verbal communication with all donors and prospects.
  • Oversee credit lines for specific programs and update the credit line guidelines as needed
  • Regularly attends social events, both internally and externally, to act as an ambassador for FAMSF, and identify and cultivate new prospects.
  • Monitors prepares regular reports on progress and ROI related to their portfolio.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing individual donors and prospects lists, and manages related records in the CRM database. Works with the Development Associate and Data Information Systems Team to insure that individual donor records are properly maintained and updated. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education and Training:  A B.A degree from an accredited college or university.  A major in art history or other arts-related field is desirable. 

Work Experience:  Minimum of three – five years experience in fundraising. 

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics.  Experience in Bay Area fundraising desirable.
  • Experience developing strategies for cultivation and solicitation of individual donors.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Salesforce CRM.
  • Highly motivated and well-organized with a progressive record of achievement. 
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills; strong follow through; high-level analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and effectively articulate the mission and future plans of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; to motivate and interact effectively with Board, volunteers, donors, and museum staff at all levels.
  • High level of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed for events or deadlines.
  • Knowledge of art a plus.

COFAM offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge. Job Details

Job Reference:20335
Posted on:22 Jan 2020
Job level(s)Experienced
Work type(s)Full-time


San Francisco, California

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