Director of Individual Giving

(Full-time)
Responsibilities: 

The Morgan invites applications for the position of Director of Individual Giving. The position is responsible for all aspects of the solicitation, cultivating and stewardship of the Morgan’s Association of Fellows ($2,000–$25,000 membership levels) and the 1924 Society (planned giving program). The Director of Individual Giving is also responsible for all gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund and all individual gifts related to acquisitions, Visiting and Collector’s Committee dues, the Campaign for the Morgan and memorial and tribute gifts. The Director of Individual Giving will also act as an active ambassador for the Morgan at events, getting to know our members and Fellows. Administrative support is provided by a Development Associate. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of increasing responsibility within Development, preferably at major arts/cultural institution or a higher education institution with at least 2 years of experience soliciting and securing new gifts in excess of $10,000.
  • Experience working with a sophisticated donor base; familiarity with the New York philanthropic community preferred. A keen passion for museum and library work.
  • Ability to develop relationships with donors to understand their needs and interests.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good teambuilding skills, and the ability to work successfully with a variety of personalities.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously and to establish effective timelines for accomplishing long-range goals while completing all tasks on a timely basis.
  • Ability to motivate, supervise, and work cooperatively with staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of all modules of Raiser’s Edge and demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Evidence of exceptional oral and written communication.
  • Willingness and ability to spend evenings and weekends at membership/development events as required.
  • Able to stand for long periods at events and programs.
  • Able to work for extended periods on the computer.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 lbs. of material as needed.
Compensation: 

Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit plan.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Human Resources
Dev@themorgan.org

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.