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Associate Director of Individual Giving - Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center

22 Apr 2021 12:16 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
  • This role is exempt, full-time.
  • Budgeted compensation range is $77,126.40 - $92,560, depending on experience. The role is in pay grade L (Min $77,126.40, Mid $92,560, Max $107,993.60). 
  • Health Care (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy)
  • Application deadline is May 14, 2021.

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (referred to as Museum) invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Individual Giving. The Associate Director of Individual Giving is a member of the Development team, which is responsible for fundraising in support of the mission of the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (“the Museum”). 

The Associate Director of Individual Giving leads the expansion of major, mid-level, and annual giving programs and helps to build a culture of philanthropy at the Museum. The role will   manage a personal portfolio of 80+ major donors, and works closely with the Director of Development and Director of Community Philanthropy to manage leadership gift prospects. The Associate Director of Individual Giving supervises and mentors a team of three fundraisers focused on major gifts and Patron donor-circle memberships, as well as other annual, mid-level, and planned giving strategies. Along with the Individual Giving team, this role will oversee fundraising for all sponsorship (exhibitions, program, education, and special projects), as well as the museum’s Patron and annual programs, with cumulative annual revenue goal reaching nearly $4M. This incumbent has a passion for art in its many forms and people, and centering new ways of approaching philanthropic initiatives and practice.

COVID-19 Information

The current COVID-19 crisis has resulted in severe and unprecedented disruptions to revenue generation at the Museum. Currently, the Museum has recently reopened to visitors and the Institution is running on reduced staffing levels. The task ahead is not easy, but a challenge our staff are taking on with a deep commitment to the mission. The successful incumbent in this role will be willing to enter the situation with energy, flexibility, and a vision to overcome obstacles. This position requires a desire for understanding and adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols set forth by the Museum at all times.

The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, LGBTQ+, and individuals with disabilities, please apply!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Builds and manages the Museum’s Individual Giving Program (Gifts of $2,000 - $100,000) by soliciting, cultivating, and stewarding individual prospects for programmatic support.
  • Increases major gift revenue through innovation, careful portfolio management,persistence, and interpersonal connections while broadening the base of support from Patrons and annual donors.
  • Works with Director of Development and Director of Community Philanthropy to manage leadership gift prospects, and staffs Museum Director as needed.
  • Directly manages a portfolio of 80+ top-level prospects, meets or exceeds revenue targets.
  • Works with the department to move toward unrestricted giving model, actively working towards equity and teaching donors about the importance of this process.
  • Oversees the Individual Giving Team (3 staff) and coordinates with colleagues across work streams to supervise and train other department staff, as appropriate.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, manages the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and recruits and trains development volunteers to augment major gifts efforts in conjunction with the Individual Giving Team.
  • Works with the development department to formalize internal and external equity goals.
  • Develops written and verbal engagement strategies for major donors, coordinates donor visits, and creates annual briefing presentations and solicitation materials, with support from the Museum’s Marketing department.
  • Creates program benchmarks and analyzes and monitors the progress of the Individual Giving team, reporting activities to the Director of Development and providing reports as requested.
  • Upholds confidentiality and protects donor privacy by exercising discretion and adhering to all standards and ethics or privacy rights.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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