Director of Individual Giving
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Director of Individual Giving to be responsible for the museum’s efforts to manage all aspects of individual annual giving: the Trustee Annual Fund, Directors Vision Council, Circle Donor program and Basic and Premier membership programs. S/he will work in tandem with the Deputy Director of Development to solicit major (unrestricted, restricted and endowed) and planned gifts and be responsible for securing approximately $3 million in funds annually. This position will assist the Deputy Director of Development by serving as a Development Department senior staff member who will direct fundraising strategies aimed at maximizing support from individuals and is responsible for motivating their team to meet revenue and expense budgets.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Seven to ten years of progressive experience in the areas of face-to-face solicitation and managing leadership volunteers required. Proven track record of achieving financial goals and developing productive and professional relationships with volunteers and support groups involved in the development and membership process required. Knowledge of membership programs is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as the ability to effectively manage and supervise professional staff required. An understanding of prospect research and cultivation strategies is required, as well as, experience with personal computers and on-line databases (knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge a plus). Ability to operate general office equipment and to have mobility throughout museum, offices and event spaces is required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm with evenings and weekends as needed.
Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Application for Director of Individual Giving position by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please use only one format when sending your application. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.