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Manager of Individual Giving

Manager of Individual Giving (Full-time)

40 hours per week. Including weekend and evening hours.

Job Summary:

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, the Elmhurst Art Museum is looking for a Manager of Individual Giving to play a key role in managing individual giving and relationships at the museum with the Executive Director. This personable candidate would represent the museum while building and managing major gifts, planned giving, museum memberships, sponsorships, and annual giving programs such as end of year and membership campaigns. This critical full-time role will help prioritize the museum’s prospect pool and expand its donor portfolio during a special anniversary year.

The candidate would help motivate individual gifts and internal coordination based on organizational needs and programming. With excellent communication skills, they would represent the museum as a main point of contact with major stakeholders and committed patrons. This is an important position on the Museum’s full-time team with responsibility for creating a positive experience for patrons and members to be involved at the museum.

The Manager of Individual Giving will coordinate with other departments on the museum’s team to build important and lasting relationships with the community. For instance, this role will process all museum membership paperwork, keep patrons current on the Museum’s programming through seasonal brochures and other member communications, oversee special member programs, solicit program sponsorships and manage relationships, and assure members have an educational and inspirational experience when visiting.

It is an exciting time to join the Museum’s team as we embark on our 25th anniversary, celebrating how we continue to enrich and inspire our community through art, education, and architecture.

Principal Responsibilities:

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: 40% of time

Build a larger portfolio of individual giving for the museum and raise critical funds for the museum

In collaboration with the Executive Director, communicate with patrons about current plans, upcoming initiatives, vision, and brand for all fundraising campaigns.

Cultivate interest in the museum and its programming through strategic touch points throughout the year to develop strong relationships with existing and prospective patrons

Manage the museum’s membership program including exclusive member-based events and benefits

Ensure that all sponsor benefits, including donor recognition, are fulfilled.

Develop and oversee individual giving events including messaging and logistics. Greet and visit with guests at all donor appreciation events.

Support other organizational efforts on an as-needed basis, including general museum fundraising efforts and external partnerships like corporate relations, foundations, government, and others.

Planning and Member Communications: 15% of time

Create, distribute, and track sponsorship packages for exhibits, education programs, and other programs.

Manage messaging to potential and current members in newsletters and fundraising campaigns.

Manage and distribute regular print materials to key stakeholders and member newsletters, including personalized outreach and seasonal brochures

Act as a museum representative at local community events

Record Keeping: 30% of time

Process renewal letters, emails, and other correspondence directly to Museum members and donors.

Create reports for the Executive Director and Board to report giving activities

Write and manage all gift acknowledgements for the organization.

Manage Raiser’s Edge database entries for all contributions to the museum.

Internal Coordination: 15% of time

Coordinate with museum staff and Development Committee members to develop fundraising campaigns to support current and upcoming institutional initiatives

Develop revenue goals and measures with the Executive Director

Ensure thoughtful integration between departments, ensuring coordinated and representative work, vision, and messaging

Regularly collect and manage stakeholder testimonials, share with appropriate team members across the organization for communication and relationship building purposes.

Work closely with other staff members executing patron events such as the annual Soiree fundraiser

Ensure all departments have current membership information for distribution, as well as current donor information

Bachelor’s degree.
Non-profit fundraising experience including soliciting and managing major gifts
Proven success in managing staff and experience working successfully with organizational
leaders and major stakeholders
Knowledge of non-profit giving best practices and commitment to compliance
Strong skills in project management, communication, organization, and problem-solving
Ability to organize and coordinate multiple short and long-term projects
Strong persuasive writing skills
Critical thinking skills with consideration for systems-wide impact
Experience in managing Raiser's Edge / Blackbaud products
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
Curiosity about the Museum programming, the McCormick House, and the ability to
communicate that to guests in an engaging and inclusive way.
Understanding or interest in contemporary art and/or preservation architecture is preferred
Willingness to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to
Further details found at: https://www.elmhurstartmuseum....

The Elmhurst Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Elmhurst Art Museum is an arts complex with three distinct areas of focus. A balance of art, education, and architecture programming is central to our efforts of inspiring and enriching our community. We strive to hold public art events, as well as educational hands-on activities, related to rotating contemporary art
exhibitions and the celebration of the McCormick house, a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe. The Elmhurst Art Museum is located in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by public transportation (Metra).

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Elmhurst