The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis seeks a detail-oriented, organized, and highly-motivated Individual Giving Associate. This is a critical position within the Museum’s Development department, which is responsible for approximately $3 million in revenue on an annual basis. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Associate oversees the day-to-day management of CAM’s annual fundraising plan and fundraising events; manages a donor portfolio; and stewards CAM’s Junior Board. The ideal candidate has at least three years relevant experience with a proven fundraising track record, is team-oriented, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits package. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required.
- Administer implementation of the annual fundraising plan through tracking, benchmarking, and reporting.
- Manage annual membership recruitment and retention in collaboration with the Director of Development and Development Associate, to include: analyzing renewal, growth, and attrition rates; engaging and cultivating current members; researching new prospects; and developing strategies to grow membership.
- With oversight from the Director of Development, steward a portfolio of donors at the $250–$2,500 level; identify, cultivate, and solicit new and existing donors at this level to meet annual individual giving goals.
- Play a key role in the planning, management, execution, and fundraising success of the annual gala ($500K gross) as well as other fundraising events, to include: identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual and corporate sponsorships; coordinating with vendors; and collaborating with colleagues and event committees to sell tickets.
- Serve as primary staff liaison to CAM’s Junior Board (approximately 30 members); attend meetings, manage correspondence, and work with the Junior Board to meet annual fundraising goals through recruitment, engagement, and events.
- Collaborate with the External Affairs department on the production of membership and fundraising collateral, such as printed and digital promotions, correspondence, and seasonal newsletters.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least three years of relevant experience with a successful track record in individual giving and fundraising events.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills; strong attention to detail.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, volunteers, donors, and prospects.
- Dependability, flexibility, and adaptability in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; highly productive, with a can-do attitude.
- Effective time and project management skills; capable of working independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to travel throughout the area and work evenings and weekends.
How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Individual Giving Associate.”