Annual Fund Officer
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General Statement of Duties

The Annual Fund Officer maximizes philanthropic support from the community, including planning and successfully implementing the Annual Giving Campaign to fund Museum operating revenue needs. As a member of the Museum's Advancement Team, the Officer cultivates and solicits constituencies to advance the Museum's goals and community outreach. This position recognizes the capacity to achieve greater results by integrating skilled volunteers and leveraging their diverse knowledge and abilities. This position reports to the Advancement Director. 


  • Enjoy advancing the mission through contributions, relationships and solicitations.
  • A clear understanding of the role of philanthropy in the mission of the Museum.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, cultivating, and building relationships.
  • Four years’ experience in nonprofit and fundraising. Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Knowledge and experience with local philanthropic support and fundraising techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time management skills, and ability to multi-task.
  • Database experience. Knowledge of Altru preferred.



Essential Function 1: Annual Giving

  • Build Museum resources through the annual giving campaign. Plan and execute community philanthropic solicitations to meet and exceed Museum goals.
  • Manage donations through an organized moves-management system and creating engagement opportunities. Build and execute strategies to increase retention rates.
  • Coordinate communication materials, direct mailings and social media (in collaboration with marketing department.)
  • Track donor engagement and financial projections. Analyze giving trends to identify prospective opportunities for support.

Essential Function 2: Stewardship, Cultivation, and External Management

  • Develop and strengthen donor relationships.
  • Engage and  network in the community as an external representative of the Museum. 
  • Support all Advancement cultivation activities and events.
  • Research and cultivate prospective donors, new funding opportunities.
  • Grow and leverage volunteers through committees, phonathons, and special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.