Woodruff Arts Center employees play an integral role in
creating and supporting great art and education initiatives at the
nation’s third largest arts center. Comprised of three Art
Partners—Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High
Museum of Art—there’s a role for everyone at The Woodruff.
Director of Development HMA
United States of America (Exempt)
To be responsible for private support from individuals through
solicitation of gifts for Director’s Circle at the $12.5K-$25K
levels. The Director’s Circle is an annual fund membership
The Manager assists the Museum’s Director of Development, the
Museum’s Director, and Board Members with targeting individual
giving prospects, developing strategies of solicitation, the
cultivation of prospects, and stewardship of donors.
25% Stewardship of Donors- Manage current
donors and identify ways to re-engage lapsed donors.
25% Cultivation of Prospects- Develop
strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors.
25% Event Planning and Management- Support the
planning and execution of all Director’s Circle events including
20%- Campaign Management- Manage all Director’s
Circle donor campaigns and gift processing.
5% Wine Auction Support- Support the execution
of the High Museum’s largest fundraising event.
- Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm, with some evenings and weekends
required as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the
- Collaborate with museum development staff in developing
solicitation strategies for all prospects. Coordinate
appropriate research and next steps for cultivation.
- Assist the Museum’s Director of Development and the Museum’s
Director with cultivation of major donors and prospects, including
scheduling, research, materials, and preparation.
- Build lasting relationships with Museum patrons and donors
through consistent communication, meaningful recognition and
- Oversee gift processing, development and fulfillment of donor
benefits, gift recognition donor correspondence, and mailings.
- Manage special assignments as appropriate related to Board
activities and special events, and interface with Curatorial
Department to organize and oversee donor recognition luncheons,
dinners and other special events.
- Manage and produce at least three fundraising events per
- Support and input into the development of a Major Gifts
- Plan and execute Director’s Circle events
- Plan Director’s Circle travel and accompany group as
- Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education and Experience:
- College degree required. Advanced degree a plus.
- At least five years of fund raising/development experience,
preferably in the area of Individual giving.
- Experience in using fundraising software for prospect and
contact management strongly preferred. Familiarity with
Tessitura a plus.
- Experience with Board Members and other volunteers.
- Research and public relations experience.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to work
with a wide variety of people.
- Organized and detail-oriented.
- High level of self-direction, self-motivation, and ability to
- Willingness to staff evening and weekend events as needed.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The work environment and physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands,
stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually
COVID Vaccination Information
Effective as of October 1, 2021, The Woodruff Arts Center
requires that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a
condition of employment, subject to accommodation. If you are
hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the
COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid documented religious or medical
reason not to be vaccinated. This paragraph informs you of
the company's expectations before you begin work at The Woodruff
Arts Center and you should not reveal information about your
COVID-19 vaccination status prior to receiving an offer of