Senior Advancement Officer, Head of Major & Planned Gifts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

| Minneapolis, MN | April 29, 2019

The Job
To achieve and support museum contributed revenue goals through creation and management of strategy for identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors; manage team of major gift officers and staff, and an individual portfolio of high-level donors and prospects to secure unrestricted, restricted, and planned gifts.

In this role, you will…
• Create and manage the planning, organization, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for major gifts from individual donors, to include annual unrestricted support, and restricted and planned gifts to meet identified revenue goals.
• Manage a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors for the purpose of cultivating and soliciting gifts of $10,000 and above, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardships.
• Manage fundraising reports and communications.
• Manage budget for supervised activities.
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned, including participation on museum-wide committees.

Specific Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum five years of direct experience in development/advancement field, with demonstrated success in achieving financial goals and direct solicitation experience with individual donors.
• Staff management experience, with direct responsibility for oversight of staff and volunteers.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects.
• Ability to represent the museum’s programs in an effective and professional manner.
• Ability to work with a wide array of museum constituents, including trustees.
• Preferred: Strong familiarity with local and national funding community; experience in an arts fundraising setting; experience with CRM platforms, notably Salesforce.

Who You Are
You have a passion for art and are an enthusiastic advocate for all things Mia. You are creative and open-minded with positive and effective communication skills. You strive for self-awareness and leave the drama in the artwork. You give praise freely and seek to learn and grow.

You’re good at and enjoy…
• Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.
• Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.
• Setting challenging goals and achieving them.
• Taking advantage of promising opportunities.

Mia Culture
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, along with a resume to

Posting Deadline
Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 10th, 2019.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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