Donor Relations Manager

Job title: Donor Relations Manager
Organization: The Dayton Art Institute
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Job Description

This is an extraordinary time in the museum’s history, as The Dayton Art Institute celebrates its Centennial in 2019.  The Donor Relations Manager position is an  amazing opportunity to work with a collaborative and forward-thinking team building institutional strength through philanthropic means.

The Donor Relations Manager helps to plan, guide and direct strategies to increase individual and corporate donor gifts and track all results. The Manager will work closely with the Development Director to manage a portfolio of prospects primarily at the level of $1,500 and higher and actively engage in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts and sponsorships.

This is a full-time salaried position and requires a flexible schedule for regular office hours as well as additional hours to support and attend Museum related programs and events, philanthropic, and other donor related cultivation activities.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated fundraising experience in a small to medium size organization, preferably in a non-profit and/or arts related organization.
  • Nonprofit management experience; experience in the arts is preferred.
  • Experience with membership and/or annual fund programs and community partnerships preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Track record of success in earned income and fund development including donor solicitation and cultivation and membership campaigns.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or a comparable fund-raising software package is strongly preferred.

Competencies, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with the Dayton philanthropic community desired.
  • Genuine passion for The Dayton Art Institute and its Mission.
  • Must be able to quickly immerse in and adapt to museum culture and a strategic planner who can develop, communicate and implement a fiscal vision and plan for the growth of the museum.
  • Must be results-oriented and have a strong internal drive to take initiative and achieve fundraising and membership goals, as well as a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with wide range of target audiences including board members, donors, current and prospective members and volunteers to strategize for the future, tap into new opportunities and employ new approaches all while assuring day-to-day operations are effective.
  • Excellent project/time management skills – able to plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize duties, meet deadlines and goals working effectively both as part of a team and independently.
  • Must maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality with sensitive donor, prospect and member information.

This job listing will remain open until the first interview phase is complete or until a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume.  Note:  Incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

Interested candidates please apply online by CLICKING HERE.