Development Associate

The Phillips Collection
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Arts, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time


The Development Associate serves a central role in the efficient operation of the Development Department by providing administrative and programmatic support to advance development initiatives.



Board/Major Gifts/Corporate

  • Work with Director of Development to prepare for and manage meetings including, Development Staff meetings and Development Committee meetings of the Board of Trustees
  • Work with the Major Giving team to process acknowledgment letters
  • Support gala and other fundraising efforts by sending communications to corporate and individual donors
  • Coordinate exhibition fundraising timelines for individual, institutional, and corporate support
  • Conduct prospect research to support campaign and major giving work and events


  • Work with Director of Membership to maintain the museum’s membership and contemporaries program by processing weekly membership letters and acknowledgments and sorting monthly renewal email lists
  • Learn front desk membership process and be available to work at desk if needed
  • Represent The Phillips Collection and provide on-site assistance at fundraising events

General Development

  • Manage fundraising license renewal process
  • Maintain constituent records in database
  • Assist in directing inquiries regarding Membership and Major Giving to appropriate manager
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of work experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working with confidential information
  • Familiarity with Altru or other fundraising database software preferred
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends for online and in-person events


The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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