Assistant Director of Development

Job details:
Expiring Date: 02 June 2019
Date: 03 April 2019
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Research and Development
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)

Job Description

The Development Department of MoMA PS1 seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Development to work in an intimate, creative, and fast-paced environment. Works closely with the director of Development, the development assistant, the manager of Special Events and Membership, and other staff members to cultivate, expand, and steward foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors to support the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. Strengthens the Museum’s efforts to deepen and broaden its resources of support, and develop and implement strategy to generate continued funding opportunities to support exhibition programs and projects. Manages outreach to a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government donors. Supports the director of Development in the outreach, stewardship, and retention of individual donors. Actively manages and oversees the work of the development assistant. Supports the development team in the fundraising, planning, and execution of events. Provides general support to the Development department. This position reports to the director of Development, supervises the development assistant, and is a member of the Development team. Works closely with all departments at MoMA PS1, including Finance and Accounting, Curatorial, Communications, Visitor Engagement, Operations, and the Director’s Office.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements mentioned are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Proven record of fundraising with emphasis on foundations, corporate, and government. Understanding of principles of philanthropy, with particular attention to institutional funders and including awareness of a need for a return on investment (ROI). Superior writing skills necessary to write and edit letters, proposals, grants, sponsorship decks, reports, and other solicitation materials, and exemplary verbal communication skills with a wide range of audiences. Bachelor’s degree in art, nonprofit administration, business, art history, liberal arts, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Seven years of relevant work experience, preferably in a museum or arts nonprofit. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with Salesforce or equivalent database software (Raiser’s Edge, etc,) as well as with prospecting donor bases. Exemplary computer skills, including Gmail, MS Office, Google Docs, mail merges, and spreadsheet data management. Ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and maintain highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting. Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in experimental contemporary art. Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work. A flexible schedule, with availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

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