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Manager of Donor Engagement

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Development department as the Manager of Donor Engagement. This person will coordinate all aspects of programming for Leadership Annual Giving donors and all Affinity Groups, as well as oversee a comprehensive Stewardship travel program.

Specifically, you will…

  • Manage all aspects of programming for Leadership Annual Giving donors, (approximately 20+ per year) including:
    • Tours, lectures, and annual programs
    • Milestone events including annual Chairman’s Council Dinner
    • Day trips
    • Special cultivation opportunities
    • Extended travel
  • Manage all aspects of activities and programming for four Affinity Groups:
    • FOCUS: Friends of Photography
    • Techné, ambassadors for international Craft
    • COLLAB, supporters of modern Design
    • COLLECT, the next generation of collectors
  • Manage all aspects of some stewardship events such as gallery dedications or gift celebrations, as assigned by the Director of Donor Engagement
  • Event duties include but are not limited to:
    • Partnering with Major Gifts and Leadership Annual Giving to develop concepts that will work for stewardship, acquisition, and retention of critically important annual operating donors
    • Creating event budgets, overseeing and approving expenses and maintaining clean records
    • Developing and implementing proper procedures and timelines for lists, mailings, deadlines
    • Drafting event materials, including written remarks 
    • Liaising with all other internal departments involved in each event to ensure preparation and messaging is consistent
    • Representing Development priorities in meetings
    • Overseeing day-of event staff
    • Managing clean and consistent post-event archives
  • Manage a comprehensive Stewardship travel program, including:
    • Creating concepts for travel locations that would appeal to donor base
    • Developing appropriate opportunities in partnership with Leadership Annual Giving
    • Drafting all collateral
    • Working as main liaison with travel vendors
    • Developing clear and efficient processes for travel project management and reporting
    • Serving as main liaison with travelers
    • Ensuring that all content is in line with priority messaging in Development
    • Responsible for approximately $50,000 in net revenue from travel
  • Oversee annual list of opportunities and develop efficient processes for quarterly reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement
  • Take a leadership role amongst peers on the Donor Engagement team, setting a positive example and serving as a guide and mentor for less senior staff

Your diverse background includes…

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum three years of progressive experience in development/fundraising, preferably within an arts or educational setting
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to be self-directed in work flow
  • A collaborative approach to working on a team
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required
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