REPORTS TO: Executive Director STATUS: Full time, exempt
JOB PURPOSE / POSITION OVERVIEW The Senior Development Officer is responsible for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate gifts and management of annual giving program. This position develops strategies to enhance moCa’s ongoing capital and operating campaigns from individual and corporate donors and assists in identifying new fundraising prospects.
The Senior Development Officer works with the Executive Team and the Board of Directors to support moCa’s mission and long-term strategic goals. A member of the Leadership Team, this position collaborates to identify funding priorities and opportunities for institutional support, engaging the team in the execution of the comprehensive strategic fundraising plan. Together with Executive Director, this person is responsible for fundraising approximately $1.5M of $3.2M operating budget.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “moCa Senior Development Officer”: • Cover letter or cover email that lets your personality and style shine through. Tell us what you can offer and what you hope to gain. It wouldn’t hurt to mention a current or past moCa exhibition or program that you attended, or perhaps a life-changing experience with contemporary art and if you know someone who is associated with moCa be sure to tell us. • Resume or CV that highlights relevant education and experience and makes it obvious why you are the best possible candidate for this position. • Contact information for 3 references.
Minimum 5-7 years senior-level development experience.
Demonstrated upper-level management and leadership responsibility in a museum or related institution.
Proven track record as successful relationship builder and fundraiser of individual and major gifts.
Experience in overseeing and executing successful planned giving programs.
Fluency in English: speaking, reading and writing.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Current valid driver’s license and insurance.
Able to work evenings and weekends to accommodate cultivation and other events.
About Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city's cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to our region, often through artists’ first solo shows.
MOCA acts as both conduit and catalyst for anyone seeking creativity and inspiration.
For 48 years, MOCA, Northeast Ohio’s only contemporary art museum, has brought the art and ideas of our time to Cleveland and beyond. MOCA was the first in the region to exhibit the works of vanguard artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Laurie Anderson, Roy Lichtenstein, and Christo; and we continue to bring the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists to our area.