22 Aug 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Director – Development

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Manages the department’s $10K+ individual giving program and develops strategies to support prospecting campaigns and donor engagement.
Identifies, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of donors and prospects in support of programs across all aspects of MoMA, including Director’s Council, Annual Fund, membership, exhibitions, education, and other special programs, including the capital campaign. Works closely with Development Research group to develop an ongoing pipeline of prospects to be managed by the major gifts team.
Working with the director, defines quantifiable performance metrics, which can be regularly evaluated with leadership and can enhance learning and development for all members of the team.
Manages reporting and forecasting for the major gifts portfolio.
Develops calendar and manages donor-cultivation events for various levels of individual donors and prospects; develops marketing collateral and solicitation materials as needed.
Oversees creation and dissemination of general departmental correspondence and promotional materials.
Leads Museum tours for donors and other VIPs.
Supervises several development staff. Manages the major gift team expense budget.
Reports to Director, Major Gifts and Campaign.


Bachelor’s degree and six years progressively responsible fundraising experience, including supervisory experience, as well as experience in major gift ($10K+) identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Knowledge of and interest in modern and contemporary art. Superior interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills, and experience creating effective solicitation letters and proposals. Ability to work in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility. Ability to manage many projects simultaneously with keen attention to detail. Effective and professional negotiating and diplomacy skills. Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable with a sense of humor. A team player with an attitude of service and ability to motivate others. Aptitude with budgets and financial documentation. Ability to work independently and proactively, especially under deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and Salesforce or other donor-management system. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as required.


MoMA Jobs application guidelines

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.



• Job Title: Assistant Director – Development
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts administration, assistant director, development, fund-raising, major gifts, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 30 days.


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