Development Associate, Corporate Partnerships

  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • 94118
Full Time Arts Business Development Fundraising Nonprofit OTHER

Job Description

The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is currently seeking a Development Associate, Corporate Partnerships. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are comprised of two iconic sites in San Francisco's beautiful parks - the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor Museum in Lincoln Park. As the largest public arts institution in the western United States, the Museums house a world-class collection of 151,000 artworks that span more than 5,000 years; present an ambitious schedule of more than 10 exhibitions per year; and welcome 1.5 million visitors in a typical year. 

Under the direction of Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell, the Museums have recently launched a new strategic plan that outlines a bold new vision for the next four years and prioritizes Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (DIEA); our connection to the Bay Area community; and building a foundation for a future capital and endowment campaign. 

The Museums are seeking a Development Associate, Corporate Partnerships to play a pivotal role in ambitiously growing contributed revenue from corporations for exhibitions, education, events, DIEA, and innovation initiatives. The role also provides critical support to the Museums' corporate membership program, the Business Council. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Partnerships, the Development Associate, Corporate Partnerships contributes to expanding the corporate donor base through prospect research, meeting preparation, prospectus creation, grant writing, stewardship activities, and benefit fulfilment.

 Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Supports the Director of Corporate Partnerships in achieving ambitious fundraising goals by growing a robust pipeline of new and existing corporate partners.
  2. Provides administrative support to the Director of Corporate Partnerships, including preparing invoices and pledge forms, processing donations, drafting acknowledgment letters and grant applications, coordinating budget information, and preparing donor correspondence and research materials.
  3. Proactively anticipates future needs based on the upcoming events, meetings, deadlines, and other activities.
  4. Creates and maintains compelling prospectuses for sponsorship opportunities in advance of solicitations. Coordinates with Curatorial, Education, and Special Events to gather unique information for each prospectus.
  5. Oversees benefit fulfillment and final reports for corporate partners.
  6. Works closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to substantially grow the corporate the Business Council. Sends monthly renewals reminders, tracks and fulfils member benefits, and initiates new member acquisition campaigns.
  7. Regularly researches corporations and corporate foundations based on charitable giving strategies, marketing objectives, capacity, and past partnerships. Identifies prospective sponsors for exhibitions, education, events, DIEA, and innovation initiatives
  8. Processes incoming donations. Works with Data Information Systems to ensure that all proposals and donations are recorded in Salesforce for accurate reporting.
  9. Maintains donor accounts and related records in the Salesforce to track ongoing research, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and donations.
  10. Works with Visitor Experience to ensure corporate partners and Business Council members receive seamless on-site experiences. Manages advance ticket booking. Regularly reports on admission redemption.
  11. Works with Special Events to identify, solicit, and secure in-kind donations for fundraising events.
  12. Attends cultivation and stewardship events such as tours, lectures, receptions, and galas. Works closely with Special Events to ensure invitation and guest list accuracy. Ensures proper donor recognition on all digital and printed event collateral.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 

Work Experience:  Minimum of 2 years of fundraising or sales experience. 

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and deadline-driven, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with the ability to deal courteously and effectively with donors, the public, and staff.
  • Ability to produce work that exhibits a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and ethics.
  • Ability to understand and effectively articulate the Museums' mission, programs, and future plans.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with CRM, preferably Salesforce.
  • Available to work nights and weekends for events as needed.
  • Knowledge of art history and/or the museum industry preferred.

 Step 1 of the pay range is $25.30 per hour.

This is a union position eligible for the Museums' benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance plus a generous time off package.

Application Deadline: April 19, 2021

COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco.

COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city's largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Business Development, Fundraising, General Business

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree