Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Assistant Director, Annual Giving manages the strategic execution of our annual giving program and development events. The Assistant Director focuses on maintaining and improving the effectiveness of solicitations for annual gifts under $10,000. The Assistant Director also plans and executes our development events with the goal of cultivating and enhancing relationships with our audiences.
Candidates under-represented in the museum and/or development fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Annual Giving/Membership –70%
•Manage annual giving program, including UMMA Free Membership. Manage strategy and implementation of all annual giving solicitations through direct mail, digital, and phone. Work with the Office of University Development to maximize efficiencies when needed.
•Develop new strategies for membership acquisition and retention.
•Manage annual giving stewardship program. Coordinate gift acknowledgments and provide creative stewardship.
•Plan and administer multiple concurrent projects.
•On an as-needed basis, periodically perform general administrative responsibilities including answering telephones, maintaining department files, records, and reference materials.
•Develop good working relationships with annual giving colleagues in the Office of University Development and keep informed about campus-wide best practices around annual giving.
Events – 30%
•Design and execute development events, such as exhibition openings, member events, and donor engagement events, with the Facilities Manager and with Development team colleagues. Work with Museum’s communications staff to develop and distribute, effective event materials, including print and digital communications.
•Manage logistics of events, including facility reservations, invitation lists and RSVPs, set-up and tear-down of event areas, audio/visual/technical needs, catering, floral, transportation, and other event details.
•Manage virtual development events including invitation process, schedule and script, and pre-event coordination with presenters and other participants.
•Help with communications plan for special invitations and outreach from the Museum Director to donors and friends.
•Coordinate event information with the Office of University Development and work with their staff and other University colleagues to provide necessary updates and reports.
•Maintain a positive atmosphere of leadership including quality improvement, collaboration, and mutual respect.