Job ID: 49343
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL
Equal Employment Opportunity
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& Veteran Employer.
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The Development Officer (DO) is an integral part of the
development team for The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
(The Ringling). The DO reports to the Senior Director of
Development and serves as a front-line fundraiser cultivating and
soliciting gifts of $25,000 and above and manages the Circle
Program. The DO is often the initial contact person for higher
level donors and prospects to The Ringling, through the Circle
Program. In addition to assisting the Development Team in achieving
personal and departmental goals, the incumbent will manage the
Circle and its strategic direction, while collaboratively leading
stewardship initiatives including acknowledging, reporting and
Circle Program Memberships
Manages The Ringling’s Circle program as a leadership annual
giving initiative. Identifies and cultivates potential Circle Level
donors. Secures annual gifts in the $2,500 - $10,000 range for
Circle Level membership. Meets an established annual monetary and
participation goal for Circle Level membership program to be
determined in consult with the Senior Director of Development each
fiscal year. Creates, schedules and coordinates all programming for
Circle Level members working with the Executive Director, Curators
and Senior Staff featuring an array of programs representing the
breadth of experiences offered at The Ringling. Facilitates Circle
materials, mailings, events, program talking points and
press/publications. Manages group travel opportunities for Circle
and Board members. Protects confidential information. Performs
other related duties as required and assigned.
As a front-line fundraiser, manages a portfolio of Circle
members and individuals: donors who give, or have the potential to
give over and above their Circle level membership to support the
capital, programmatic and endowment needs of The Ringling.
Develops and implements an overall stewardship plan for
individual donors to The Ringling. This includes, but is not
limited to: coordination of donor recognition activities, donor
honor roll listings in The Ringling Annual Report, The Ringling
Donor Wall, and creating donor profiles for publications such as
The Ringling Magazine. Manages gift acknowledgements and gift
reports for the Executive Director and Development Team. Supports
the Development Team in the coordination of donor and member
related events, including scheduling and other related activities
(tours, lunches, receptions).
Board Concierge Services
Assists in the management of The John & Mable Ringling
Museum of Art Foundation Board members with respect to their event
registrations and tickets as well as accommodating their guests.
Works with members of the Board in welcoming and mentoring new
Circle members as well as the process of recruitment and retention.
Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience; or a high school
diploma/equivalent and experience equal to eight years. (Note:
post-high school education can substitute for experience at the
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), or equivalent software.
Must be a self-starter, comfortable working independently while
working well in a team-oriented environment, taking the initiative
to be productive and efficient.
Communication skills to include effective and persuasive
writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
Must be a creative thinker and recognize the impact of
Ability to maintain consistent and constructive communication
with the Foundation.
Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work
assignments simultaneously and accurately in a detail-oriented
Ability and willingness to travel regionally
(Sarasota/Manatee/Tampa Bay area).
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully
manage competing deadlines.
Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information with the
highest degree of professionalism.
A valid State of Florida Driver's License or the ability to
obtain prior to hire.
*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
A passion for the arts.
Advanced degree preferred.
General knowledge of the Sarasota philanthropic community.
Professional experience in major gift development in a
university setting; experience in a related field with basic
knowledge of personal solicitation methods may also be
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history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a
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Open until filled
This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The hiring committee will review applications as received.
This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need