The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking a Director of Major Giving. Comprised of the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is experiencing an exciting renaissance with the recent arrival of Director Max Hollein. As the largest public arts institution in San Francisco, the Museums welcome more than 1.5 million visitors annually, present an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and education programs throughout the year, and house a world-class collection of 151,000 important artworks. Under the leadership of Mr. Hollein, the staff is building on these successes to take the Museums to new heights with an exciting new array of innovative and groundbreaking projects.
The Director of Major Giving will play a major role in this plan by expanding the Museum's individual major gifts program and building a more robust pipeline of donors, using the existing pool of 100,000 loyal members as well as identifying new sources. As a key member of the Development team and reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Major Giving oversees $4.5M+ in restricted gifts from individuals and Board members and collaborates with the Individual Giving team to increase unrestricted giving from individuals and Board members. The Director of Major Giving supervises a team of two, including the Associate Director of Major Giving and the Development Associate for Major Giving.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
- Raise $4.5M annually in restricted gifts—primarily for exhibitions and education programs—from individuals and Board members, increasing revenue and expanding the donor pool.
- Develop strategy to achieve maximum growth in major gifts fundraising and personally solicit restricted and unrestricted gifts of $25,000+.
- Oversee the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors.
- Design, implement, and oversee a new portfolio system for the frontline fundraising team of 5 solicitors. Personally manage a portfolio of 100 high capacity individuals.
- Work closely with the Director of Data Information Services to create a moves management system in conjunction with the portfolio system, and oversees its implementation and ongoing management.
- Partner with the Director of Individual Giving, who oversees the $4M+ annual giving program, to maximize restricted and unrestricted gifts from individuals.
- Lead the efforts to identify and qualify new major donor prospects and expand and diversify the major donor pool, drawing from new sources as well as the existing pool of 1,000 donors and 100,000 members.
- Manage frontline fundraising efforts, increasing the number of qualified prospects and the number of face to face solicitations.
- Oversee strategy for cultivation events and work with the Special Events team to implement.
- Work with the Data Information Services team to produce regular reports and updates on fundraising progress.
- Support the Director and Director of Development in soliciting restricted major gifts from individuals.
- Supervise and mentor the Associate Director of Major Giving, who solicits gifts of $10,000+, and the Development Associate for Major Giving.
- Manage the planned giving program and create comprehensive giving plans for donors.
FAMSF offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply online, please visit: http://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=ba1J7
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.
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.