Individual Giving Program Manager

Job details:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Expiring Date: 28 January 2018
Date: 10 January 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Management/General Management, HR/Training/Organization
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (San Francisco)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Job Description

Art transforms lives. It provokes us to think, to express, to explore our own creativity, to envision new possibilities. SFMOMA expanded the museum to provide a better experience for our visitors and a better home for our expanding collections, including the SFMOMA collection and the Fisher Collection, one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world. The new SFMOMA, designed in collaboration with the architecture firm Snøhetta, opened May 14th 2016. With this project, we are transforming not just the museum's physical presence, but also our contributions to the community, enhancing SFMOMA's role as a place for learning, inspiration, and interaction for visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. We are making SFMOMA a magnet for contemporary art and for the audiences who will engage with it.


Under the direction of the Associate Director of Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Program Manager is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive and successful stewardship event program that promotes engagement with and recognition of the museum's annual donors. The Individual Giving Program Manager will work closely with SFMOMA's curators to determine engaging, thought-provoking programs highlighting the museum's special exhibitions and permanent collection. The goal of these stewardship events is to retain and upgrade current members, and motivate new members to join SFMOMA's community of supporters.



  • Develops and implements a comprehensive stewardship program of donor benefit events and programs including, but not limited to, panel discussions, curatorial lectures, Artist Salons, after-hours curator-led tours, artist studio visits, day trips, and private collection visits.
  • Works in close collaboration with staff members in the Curatorial and Education & Public Practice Departments to plan engaging and educational programs for Curators' Circle, Director's Circle and as needed, the art experience groups including the Modern Art Council, SECA, Contemporaries and Collectors' Forum.
  • Creates overall communications strategy for the Individual Giving team. Oversees department-related website and e-communication content development and strategy in partnership with staff members in Marketing and Content Strategy & Digital Engagement. Plans, schedules and communicates project timelines, milestones, deliverables and dependencies.
  • Ensures consistent and accurate communications mechanisms and program management processes for stewarding prospects and donors across Individual Giving and art experience groups.
  • Tracks and ensures benefit fulfillment for Curators' Circle and Director's Circle donors.
  • Provides guidance to Development Associate in processing renewals and solicitations, coordinating invitation mailings, reviewing mailing lists, responding to donor inquiries, confirming reservations, tracking RSVPs, analyzing event attendance, and synthesizing Curators' Circle constituent data in Tessitura.
  • Prepares and manages the Curators' Circle expense budget and maintains financial records.
  • Coordinates with Donor Events team to maintain a cohesive calendar, to produce content-driven components to major museum events and fundraisers, to create economies of scale among events when appropriate and to secure in-kind gifts from appropriate sources for special events.
  • Works closely with high level donors and trustees. Assists with preparation for and presentation at Curators' Circle committee meetings.
  • Supports annual donor recognition projects like donor wall, annual report, web site and digital story screens.
  • Performs other related duties and projects as assigned—possible participation or partnership in museum-wide initiatives.



Education and Training: Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience: Three+ years of office experience and one year in development or a related field. Experience planning special events required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven skills and ability to manage events and multi-phase projects from inception to completion including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities.
  • Must have superior writing and editing abilities with consistency in proof reading as well as strong verbal communication skills.
  • Effective organizational and conceptual skills with an eye to detail
  • Proficient with standard office equipment and donor databases/prospect tracking software including the full MS Office Suite, Tessitura and Raiser's Edge.
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art preferred.


Physical Demands: Some lifting associated with events and donor benefit fulfillment may be required.

Special Environmental Factors: Willingness to work flexible hours, as evenings and some weekend hours will be required.


POSITION TITLE:                               Individual Giving Program Manager

DEPARTMENT:                                    Development, Individual Giving

SCHEDULE:                                         Full-time

SUPERVISOR:                                     Director of Individual Giving



We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Job Details

Reference # 24361
Posted on 09 Jan 2018
Closes on 28 Jan 2018 23:55
Department Development
Expertise 2-5 years
Career level BA
Hours/Status Full-Time
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