Director of Institutional Giving
The Museum of Arts and Design
(New York NY)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), the country’s premier contemporary institution exploring the intersection of craft, design and art, seeks Director of Institutional Giving. The Museum is the country’s preeminent institution dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in a variety of media.  Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Institutional Giving has primary responsibility for meeting the Museum’s approximately $2 million institutional giving operating fundraising goal each year, as well as the Museum’s ongoing fundraising goals for new capital projects.  Responsibilities include: working closely with the Museum Director and Vice President for Major Gifts to establish, implement, and evaluate short-term and long-term goals for the Museum’s fundraising efforts; identifying and cultivating corporate, foundation, and government supporters, both first-time donors and long-term investors, to increase the Museum’s institutional capacity and expand its constituent base; collaborating with the Museum’s executive, curatorial, education, public affairs, and finance departments to fulfill the Museum’s fundraising mission; directing institutional grantmaking efforts for all Museum programs and coordinating grant and reporting requirements with all departments; acting as primary liaison to the Museum’s foundation, corporate, and government supporters, as well as federal, state, and local legislators; along with the Museum Director, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Vice President for Major Gifts, preparing and supervising annual external affairs expense and revenue budgets; overseeing the institutional budget as it relates to external affairs objectives; completing special projects as requested by the Museum Director; supervising a staff of two associate development officers; serving as a member of the Museum’s senior executive management team; and staffing the Board’s Development Committee. Qualifications include: commitment to the Museum’s mission and to working to advance its position within the New York City cultural landscape; first-hand understanding of the New York City funding community and the grantmaking process; track record of success in raising substantial institutional operating and capital funds; ability to advocate effectively for the Museum and its goals in professional and social settings; superior communication and organizational skills; and ability to remain flexible and focused in a demanding work environment and to prioritize deadlines and assignments effectively.  Successful candidate must be an independent thinker with out-of-the-box ideas, a sense of humor and a collaborative spirit.  Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Raiser’s Edge required.   Contact the Museum of Arts and Design’s search consultant:  Donna Bonem Rich, CFRE at