We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates to apply for the
role of Development Manager at the Association of Art Museum
Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation. As the organization continues
its forward momentum, we want to secure a team member that is
engaged in our mission and will work collaboratively to achieve our
goals. A minimum of three years full-time experience in a
fundraising position within the cultural sector is required.
The Development Manager plays a critical role in advancing our
fundraising activities and board engagement. They will assist in
executing our vision and strategy to increase revenue by
conceiving, executing, and expanding all aspects of our development
activities, including restricted and unrestricted support from
individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
As a small organization, each team member is relied upon as part
of a whole and we only function properly when all team members are
performing at their best. The position reports to the Executive
Director (ED). The ideal candidate will be extremely detail
oriented, thoughtful in considering the organization’s larger
goals, and be a supportive participant in our fundraising efforts.
Primary areas of focus include:
*Support all fundraising management, across individual,
corporate, membership, foundation, annual appeal, and Board
*Create and execute solicitations, acknowledgements, and regular
*Write and submit grant applications and reports, as well as manage
*Secure accurate listings, process gifts, manage invitation/mailing
lists, and more.
*Develop, in coordination with Executive Director, annual fund
*Oversee grants, including tracking and submitting grant reports
and information, gathering and tracking data, updating required
information, and ensuring accurate grant portal access.
*Manage administrative projects including funder prospect research,
database entry, and more.
*Maintain individual, government and private foundation, and
corporate and advertiser donor files/records, track gifts &
meet deliverables, including final reports, budget tracking, and
*Oversee logistics, production, and execution of fundraising and
donor related events, including our salon series.
*Ensure recognition of donors (corporate, individual, foundation)
is correct & updated in print & online, and provided as
needed for all communications.
*Create & maintain Board of Trustee, Committee, & Task
Force rosters, meeting minutes & other associated documents,
including taking & preparing Board Meeting minutes.
*Maintain & manage all calendars related to fundraising,
particularly grant cycles and donor renewals, board and committees,
as well as development activities for the internal team.
*Work closely with ED on outreach to donors, as well as with Board
members, particularly the VP of Fundraising, Fundraising Committee
and Board President.
*Assist with annual Art Curators Conference, specifically with
sponsorship and advertisers, and in other ways as directed.
*Coordinate with clients, board, consultants, and staff.
*Provide information for e-communications as requested.
*Maintain organizational VIP list.
REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS
*Minimum three years development experience.
*Exceptional oral and written communications that are clear,
consistent, and concise.
*Proactive and efficacious when working independently.
*Capable multitasker, working fluidly between areas of focus, while
producing a high quality of work.
*A strong overall work ethic.
*A fully developed and advanced time management skill set.
*Strong problem-solving abilities.
*Acumen to meet changing deadlines.
*Skilled in Mac office programs, particularly adept at Excel.
*Experienced with platforms such as Zoom, Google Drive,
Submittable, Adobe Creative Suite, *SurveyMonkey and others.
*Familiarity and interest in the curatorial and museum
*Salary is based on experience, and is capped at $65,000, with a
generous benefits package.
*The position is 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, with
occasional evening and weekend work and travel, within the US and
*The offices are located in Manhattan, NYC, and there is not
relocation funding available. Our current office location is on the
Upper East Side and will relocate to mid-town in August 2021.
*The individual will join the full time Executive Director, Program
Manager, Administrator and part-time Consultant and Contract
individuals, in a quiet office setting.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice. This job operates in a professional office
environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment
such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and
The position reports to an ADA compliant office. AAMC & AAMC
Foundation provide equal opportunity to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age,
mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship
status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic
information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender
identity, HIV status, military status and any other category
protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not
limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and
apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading,
transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and
conditions of employment.