Assistant Director of Development, Special Gifts - Manetti Shrem Museum (Fundraiser 3) - 8736 7/31/2020
University of California - Davis
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As part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, provides leadership, support, and coordination and services to help build philanthropic support for UC Davis' research, teaching, and service mission and its related fundraising priorities.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, assumes overall management responsibility for strategically creating and implementing plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor membership support and special gifts from donors and prospects. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, strategies, and cultivates, solicits and stewards donor prospects.
Responsible for creating and managing a fundraising program to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects capable of making annual and special gifts (gifts from $1,000 to $50,000) and for cultivating a pool of well-qualified prospective donors that may make larger major gifts (which exceed $50,000) for the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art priorities. Solicits gifts primarily through personal visits with prospects and supporters.
Generates unrestricted and discretionary philanthropic support for Manetti Shrem Museum priorities and sets strategies for increasing special gifts support for the museum through the Partners Program and special ticketed events. Prepares oral and written presentations to potential donors and coordinates approaches consistent with university priorities and in line with UC Davis policies.
In coordination with development colleagues and academic leaders develops and executes solicitation strategies for gift prospects to secure unrestricted gifts to the Manetti Shrem Museum. Works with volunteers including attending meetings and conducting peer screening sessions.
Fulfills other development responsibilities as they relate to the overall goals of the Manetti Shrem Museum.
Provide consultative support and high level customer service to address issues and create positive outcomes. Constituents include top donors and prospects, including foundations, corporations, and individual donors, as well as museum volunteers and members at every level of giving.
Uses skills as an experienced fundraising professional. Plans, schedules, and implements moderate-sized, comprehensive fundraising events and programs to achieve program goals. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Position is expected raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser specialty.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED. FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY 8/10/2020.
$5683.33 - $11408.33/mo.
No. of Positions
Percentage of Time
Full time 100%
Monday Friday, 8am-5pm
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* Lifts and maneuvers boxes of paper, materials and/or files weighing up to 30 lbs. (hand cart/dolly available).
* Work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays to attend fundraising events and to meet operational needs.
* Must provide own transportation to off-site events and meetings.
* UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
* Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Knowledge of the principles, best practices and trends in membership and fundraising.
* Experience designing and executing cultivation, stewardship and engagement events and programs.
* Organizational and time management skills to achieve progress on multiple simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and establish goals and workload priorities with flexibility and shift strategies mid stream as program needs and goals shift.
* Experience using various software programs (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, etc.) to accomplish assignments. Advanced skills in MS Office 365 Suite.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, including use of proper grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading skills.
* Experience using a variety of gift vehicles including gifts of securities, in-kind gifts, and other assets and aspects of planned giving.
* Experience using centralized prospect coordination and tracking systems and centralized alumni and donor databases (mail lists, clipboards, event coordination, query tools, etc.).
* Experience working in a museum environment and/or a visual arts non-profit.
* Knowledge of the principles, best practices and trends in museum membership and fundraising.
* This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity check.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.