San Antonio Museum of Art is searching for qualified
candidates to become the next Chief Development Officer. The
mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art is to collect, preserve,
exhibit and interpret significant works of art, representing a
broad range of history and world cultures, which will strengthen
our shared understanding of humanity.
The Museum attracts approximately 100,000 visitors
annually, presenting several major exhibitions each year, as well
as conducting more than 500 guided tours and 500 public programs
annually. In addition, SAMA serves more than 20,000 students of all
ages in its nationally recognized education programs. Public
programs include lectures, concerts, films, children's workshops,
scholarly symposia, family art activities, and special exhibitions.
For more information visit www.samuseum.org.
The Chief Development Officer reports to The Kelso Director and
works closely with the Board of Directors and management staff.
This position leads all fundraising and development activities
for the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), building external
relationships, and managing the Development team and development
operations. Key functions of the job will be to build visibility,
create impact, and secure financial resources through the
solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, corporate
and foundation support, and special events,
Fundraising and Relationship
- Establish and manage the fundraising strategy to raise at least
$3 million per year to fund the diverse needs of SAMA through major
and leadership gifts, memberships, and annual fund planned giving,
corporate and foundation support, capital projects, endowment,
annual fund, and Board giving.
- Report on financial fundraising progress, including monthly
budget to actual analysis, and work with the Finance and programs
teams to track progress to goal.
- Manage a portfolio of 50-75 donors and supervise frontline
fundraiser portfolio management.
- Cultivate new donors and partnerships while expanding and
deepening existing relationships. Represent the organization as an
ambassador and build authentic, lasting relationships with donors,
partners, vendors, and contractors.
- Lead the development team using a data-driven portfolio
management system and adjusted tactics necessary to meet revenue
goals. Implement processes and procedures for accurate tracking of
fundraising efforts in Altru database.
- Serve as liaison for board committees to identify and lead
significant gift efforts with key stakeholders.
- Orchestrate special events such as galas, exhibition openings,
corporate and private gatherings, milestone celebrations.
- Manage the Museum Travel program.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of philanthropic trends; create
templates and presentations to educate and demonstrate best
practices for colleagues and SAMA leadership.
Development Team Management and Oversight
- Retain, recruit, manage and cultivate a team of development
professionals with an appropriate balance of skills and
experiences; establish work plans, performance objectives, and
- Coach, support, and encourage the Board of Directors in their
efforts to build and strengthen their identification, cultivation,
and solicitation of current and prospective donors.
- Oversee the portfolio moves management process and ensure
proper integration with all frontline fundraisers.
- At least seven (7) years of professional fundraising experience
and budget management with a high-performing organization that
includes capital, endowment, membership, annual fund, and special
- Demonstrated success in meeting or exceeding fundraising goals
in a previous position with a minimum organization budget of $8
million and success in securing major gifts.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills,
- Proven leadership skills including listening, negotiation,
problem-solving, decision making and delegation.
- Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple complex
Requirements and Core Beliefs:
- Communicates powerfully with stakeholders, donors, and
prospective donors, aligning the case for support with
opportunities for engagement.
- Candidates will build strong relationships with the community
rooted in respect and integrity.
- Manages people and believes that the essential purpose of their
work is supporting and developing leaders; inspires and effectively
manages staff to achieve extraordinary results using a culture of
transparency, communication, accountability.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited
four-year college or university or equivalent professional work
- Certified Fund-Raising Executive
- Knowledge of the San Antonio philanthropic community
San Antonio Museum of Art offers a competitive benefits package.
Overall compensation will be commensurate with talent, experience,
Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This job description in no way states or implies that
these are the only duties performed by the employee(s) incumbent in
this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow
any other job-related instructions and perform any other
job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give
instructions or assignments.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION
Résumés, cover letters, and references accepted
until Friday, January 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.,
CST. We fully respect the need for confidentiality
and will not discuss candidates' backgrounds or interests with
anyone without consent, nor will we reference contacts without
notifying the candidate.
Please email your résumé and cover letter to the address
below to apply for this position. Please indicate the
name of the job for which you are applying in the subject line of
email. LinkedIn submissions be
considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Katie Kinder DeBauche
P.O. Box 15018
San Antonio, Texas 78212