The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is growing! The Associate
Director of Annual Giving is responsible for managing the MSV’s
annual campaign for unrestricted giving and will serve as the lead
on various key communication and solicitation projects, including
direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, social media campaigns, and
the bi-annual donor and member newsmagazine Compass
Points. The Associate Director of Annual Giving is also
responsible for stewarding the MSV’s Art of Business Corporate
Partnership program. This includes preparing proposal packages,
tracking the use of program benefits, and ensuring materials and
webpages are updated regularly. Working alongside the Senior
Manager of Community Engagement and the Events and Volunteer
Coordinator, this position will help plan events for corporate
partners. This position will also have a portfolio of about 50
leadership donors and engage in personal visits, conversations, and
other interactions to cultivate, solicit, and steward those donors
in the context of growing the annual MSV Fund campaign.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the annual MSV Fund campaign, including creating
a minimum of three direct mail appeals a year, coordinating with
marketing department for year-round philanthropic messaging, and
Steward annual donors through creating and mailing timely donor
acknowledgement letters, making thank you phone calls, and
identifying other creative ways to recognize our annual donors.
Serve as the organizational lead for the MSV Fund, keep up to
date with annual fund trends and communicating the importance for
the MSV to other staff members, providing training where
Create and present monthly reports on MSV Fund giving and
Function as the project manager for the bi-annual newsmagazine
Compass Points sent to all donors and members.
Manage the corporate giving program, The Art of Business,
including messaging, marketing, outreach, creating solicitation
packages, managing relationships, acting as project manager for the
Business Forum Luncheon or a new business engagement event, benefit
fulfillment, and partnership stewardship.
Report monthly on the use of Art of Business benefits by
Act as the departmental lead for the MSV Annual Report,
including creating donor lists and working with marketing
department to ensure messaging and images parallel that year’s MSV
Managing foundation grants, including writing and submitting
grants, tracking, reporting, and stewardship
Act as the relationship manager for a portfolio of at least 50
Working with the Director of Institutional Advancement, engage
in direct cultivation of major prospects, including individuals,
corporations, and foundations, along with identifying opportunities
to leverage existing support for the MSV.
Develop and manage all Advancement Office communications,
publications, solicitations, and social media.
Collaborate with Communications Department in implementation of
marketing and communications strategies as each relates to
Advancement Office objectives including continued development of
website, newsletters, and other promotional materials, and social
Working with the Senior Manager of Community Engagement and the
Events and Volunteer Coordinator to create events, such as the
Business Forum Luncheon, to attract, acknowledge, and recognize
Support overall philanthropic goals of the Advancement
Department. This may include assisting with special projects,
special campaigns, affinity giving circles, serving at events, or
assisting with large membership mailings.
Assist with other Advancement or MSV work as required.