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Development Associate, Institutional Giving
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking a Development Associate, Institutional Giving. The primary responsibilities of the Development Associate, Institutional Giving are to provide administrative assistance to the Development Department, with an emphasis on the Corporate, Foundation, and Government areas.  

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Assists with proposal preparation (writing, proofreading, creating budgets, gathering data from various departments, and coordinating attachments), tracking, and related final reports for Corporate, Foundation, and Government donors. 
  2. Assists with maintaining donor records in Raiser's Edge and Salesforce CRM to reflect ongoing research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. 
  3. Assists with the gift processing and acknowledgement process for corporate, foundation, and government gifts twice weekly. 
  4. Assists with Business Council and Executive Membership programs, including benefit fulfillment, renewals, and member acquisition. 
  5. Updates Corporate, Foundation, and Government Supporters page of the website quarterly. 
  6. Assists with stewardship and cultivation of corporate, foundation, and government funders via tours, meetings, and fundraising related events.
  7. Manages the processing and communication of incoming gifts for the Development Department. 
  8. Manages the daily and monthly departmental financial reconciliation. 
  9. Manages the gift acknowledgement process for: Board of Trustee acknowledgements (gifts over $5,000 to programs other than Annual Giving), unsolicited gifts, tribute gifts, and gifts to special campaigns. 
  10. Assists in the preparation of materials for exhibition fundraising including the long-lead calendars and exhibition proposals. 
  11. Attends relevant museum events such as development recognition and cultivation events. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

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

Work Experience: Two years of development experience.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of the development profession.
  • Knowledge of research techniques and resources. Proven experience in applying this knowledge to develop and carry out research projects such as analysis of financial information concerning an individual or corporation.
  • Experience with relational databases, preferably Salesforce CRM and Raiser's Edge.
  • Professional phone manner and the ability to deal courteously and effectively with donors, the public, and staff.
  • Accurate typing (at least 45 wpm) and spelling, and a good working knowledge of written English and written forms of address.
  • Experience with proofreading and editing.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to produce work that exhibits a high degree of accuracy and detail.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment.
  • Experience with record keeping.
  • Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently with minimal supervision

Step 1 of the pay range is $22.37 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.

Application Deadline: September 11, 2016

We accept online applications only. To apply online, please visit:

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city's largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. 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.

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.


Deadline: 09-11-2016

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