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Development Officer

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The Jewish Museum

New York City, NY

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Development Officer

Job Description:

About The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is the only art museum in the world that focuses on the dynamic interplay between artistic practice (both contemporary and historical) and an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts reflecting global Jewish identity and tradition from ancient times to present day. It has an impressive 111-year history and is recognized around the world for the quality of its collection, exhibitions, and scholarship.


The Development Officer is a frontline fundraiser responsible for managing the Patron Program, which is comprised of Museum donors at the $1,000–$9,999 level. Through personal visits and targeted solicitations, the Officer will oversee a distinct portfolio. The position will be directly responsible for building the Patron Program membership and will assist with bequests, general operating support, and other projects as needed. The position will also execute administrative tasks related to the Museum Council, the Museum’s membership group for donors at the $10,000 level and above.

Responsibilities Include:

Identify and qualify new prospects; cultivate potential contributors; develop solicitation strategies; identify gift opportunities that match donors' interests; personally solicit gifts and continually steward donors.

Manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, make a minimum of 75 personal visits, and engage in a minimum of 15 solicitations per year, including a minimum of 3 bequest conversations.

For the Patron Program and Museum Council memberships, develop the written pieces and, working with the Research Manager, oversee list development to expand the donor base.

Manage the production and mailing of print pieces and telephone fundraising efforts for the Patron Program and Museum Council.

Coordinate the acknowledgement of gifts, with the support of the Development Associate.

Oversee implementation of Patron Program and Museum Council benefits.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with the updating of all collateral materials (brochures, website, etc.)

Assist with departmental events when and where necessary, including evening and weekends

Manage donor crediting and listings

Participate in Major Gifts strategy meetings

Other duties as assigned


Minimum 3 years of related experience, preferably in the arts or Jewish communal field

Demonstrated experience, success, and interest in frontline fundraising

An ability to make a compelling case in support of the Jewish Museum

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of donors

Superior written and oral communication skills

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and proven project management skills

Proficiency in Salesforce and/or other development technologies for prospect identification and research

High energy level, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit absolutely required

Bachelor’s degree required

Send Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements To:

Director of Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128


Fax: 212-423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Jewish Museum

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Fri, 04/08/2016

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