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Development Associate, Individual and Major Giving

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
California, United States
$54,737.00 - $73,354.00
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising
Arts, Museum
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Development Associate, Individual and Major Giving will play a pivotal role in raising $11 - 12M of funds annually by executing gift entry and donor acknowledgments, overseeing exhibition and program fulfillment, and accurately maintaining the CRM database. The Development Associate with also provide administrative support and prospect research to the Individual and Major Giving fundraising area of the Development Department (contributions of $2,500 and above). 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Tracks and enters incoming gifts and prepares tailored acknowledgement letters for Annual and Major Giving donors.
  2. Maintains and updates donor records in Salesforce CRM to reflect ongoing research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  3. Researches and prepares confidential donor and prospect reports, using both internal and external sources of information, for use by member/donor relationship managers in cultivating and soliciting prospects. 
  4. Creates proposals, benefit fulfillment packets, credit lines and final reports for exhibition and program sponsors.
  5. Provides support for Planned Giving projects and FAMSF Legacy Society events.
  6. Assists in executing communications with major donors as needed, including list pull and review, data clean up, and letter preparation.
  7. Provides general administrative assistance, including donor correspondence, meeting notes, proposal follow-up, supply and catalogue orders, expense management, and scheduling.
  8. As needed, work with the Special Events department prior to events and assists with post-event follow-up.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  

Work Experience: Two years of experience working in a development office with a background in fundraising principles. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of the development profession.
  • Experience with relational, project management, and research databases, preferably Salesforce, Asana and iWave.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills. Experience with proofreading and editing.
  • Experience in customer service, including professional phone manner and the ability to engage courteously and effectively with donors, public, and staff.
  • Ability to produce work that exhibits a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.
  • Experience with record keeping.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently with minimal supervision.


Application Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2022

COFAM is committed to advancing career opportunities for a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent, centering equity and inclusion across all aspects of our recruitment strategy.

Step 1 - Start of the pay range is $26.31 per hour

This is a union position eligible for the Museums' benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance plus a generous time off package.

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All new COFAM employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Please contact with any questions.


COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, we are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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