We are looking for a highly organized and collaborative
individual who will play a critical role in MCA Denver’s
fundraising activities. On day one, you will be
responsible for managing an existing portfolio of donors and
donor prospects and conducting research to cultivate new
prospective donors. Your teammates will include the Director
of Development & Membership, the Membership & Community
Partnership Manager, and the Database Manager with support from our
Executive Assistant & Office Manager. We are headquartered, and
this position is based, in the downtown Denver area. The position
requires a minimum of two days per week onsite to connect with the
larger team and additional day time and evening hours to attend
donor events, while planning and written solicitations may
productively occur remotely.
- You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in professional
fundraising and 3 years of successful fundraising event
- You enjoy bringing people together around a love and passion
for arts and culture. You are adept at building lasting
relationships with donors through in-person cultivation,
events, and written solicitations.
- You understand the moves management process and are interested
in working together with the larger team to develop new strategies
that will result in reaching our fundraising goals.
- You have strong organizational and problem-solving skills, and
you excel at logistical planning.
- You are adaptable and have the ability to work independently
and as part of a team.
- You can communicate with a variety of audiences, and you would
describe yourself as collaborative and resilient.
- You know your way around an Excel spreadsheet and
CRMs, and you can effectively manage
and communicate prospect status along a moves management
A Day in the Life
- Manage an existing portfolio of donors and donor
- Create compelling communication assets that connect donors to
the mission of the museum.
- Conduct research to cultivate prospective donors, with an
emphasis on gifts at the $2,500+ giving level, develop a
successful strategy for engaging them and advancing them
through a moves management process.
- Produce high-quality proposals to be used in major gift
- Assist in preparing monthly presentations to the Development
& Membership Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- Act as the team project manager for in-person and
virtual donor fundraising events.
- Generate content for various marketing assets for events,
initiatives, and monthly newsletters.
- Acknowledge donors through public and private recognition.
- Manage Development & Membership systems and software to
track and cultivate donors and prospects.
- Collaborate with the Development & Membership Team to align
efforts and set goals in support of a culture of philanthropy at
- Manage external vendors for fundraising events.
- Assist in the preparation of Board Committee meetings, other
donor solicitations, and private donor events.
- Complete necessary administrative tasks in support of the
Development & Membership team as a whole.
- Work with the Director of Development & Membership to
establish and achieve fundraising goals.
- Manage fundraising event budgets.
- Create, send, and organize pledge documents for donors’
- Maintain and update the monthly Development & Membership
What You Bring to Us
- 4-year degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience, or both.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in professional fundraising
and 3 years of fundraising event management.
- Experience fundraising for a museum or arts and cultural
organization strongly preferred.
- If you’ve made it to this point, you can guess that you need
great computer skills including Microsoft Office, Asana, Slack,
Mail Chimp, and Google Suite. Experience successfully
navigating CRM systems to manage and mine prospect data (Altru is
- You’ll also need to be adaptable and demonstrate an ability to
prioritize work and tasks to accomplish short and long-term
- The desire to work with a dynamic, diverse and collaborative
team, usually days, but nights and weekends if needed for
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA Denver) is a nonprofit
organization providing an innovative forum for contemporary art
that inspires and challenges, creating understanding and dialog
about the art of our time. MCA Denver is paving a new path for a
21st century museum that is Both/And: We are both advancing the
field of contemporary art and providing a platform for creative
expression, in the broadest sense of the term. We present
both world-class exhibitions and quirky events, serious lectures
and epic parties. We are both sophisticated and
unpretentious. We welcome all audiences, celebrate all voices, and
share all stories to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for our
Our Core Values
- Adventurous – We are risk-takers. We are
creative, open, curious, and sometimes weird.
- Excellent – We strive to be the best in our
field, we have high expectations, we believe in being resilient,
creative problem-solvers, and professionals.
- Human Centric – We are collaborative. We strive
for emotional intelligence, and we value relationships.
- Inclusive – We are welcoming to all
audiences, voices, and stories. We believe in being authentic and
inclusive. We actively seek and engage with diverse
MCA Denver is committed in policy, principle, and practice to
maintaining an environment that prohibits discriminatory behavior
and provides equal opportunity for all persons. MCA Denver affirms
its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and
educational environment, in which all individuals within the museum
community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster
mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. All employment
decisions at MCA Denver are based on business needs, job
requirements and individual applicant qualifications, without
regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex
(including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity),
family or parental status, or any other status protected by law.
MCA Denver will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on
any of these characteristics.
MCA Denver was founded in 1996 by philanthropist Sue Cannon and
a group of committed volunteers and artists who responded to the
community’s need for a contemporary art museum in Denver. In 2007,
we opened our new, 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable
facility in the Riverfront neighborhood of lodo Denver. Our
building has five galleries on two floors as well as dedicated
education spaces, a gift shop, an innovative art lending library,
and a rooftop bar and café.
- You need to be able to sit or stand for 6 hours per day. While
not frequent, you need to reach for, move and/or 25 pounds and use
your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls,
mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and museum settings,
and to perform a variety of tasks that involve standing, walking,
sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting, occasionally
climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high
and overhead for materials, with reasonable accommodation.
- This is an exempt, salaried position. The salary range is
$55,000 to $60,000 commensurate with experience and
includes our standard benefits package, including a medical plan,
dental plan, basic term life insurance, long term disability,
403b retirement, holiday pay and generous paid time off.
- We like to receive electronic applications but will accept
applications by mail. Please submit your interest via our
applicant portal: https://mcadenver.org/development-officer.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but
priority consideration will be given to those received
by September 20, 2021. No relocation assistance is
offered for this position.