The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking a Development Associate. Primary responsibilities of the Development Associate are to provide administrative support and prospect research to the Individual Giving and Annual Giving fundraising areas of the Development Department.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Tracks incoming gifts and prepares acknowledgement and benefit fulfillment packets for Individual/Annual Giving donors.
  2. Assists with proposal preparation (updating records, proofreading, follow-up), tracking, and related final reports for exhibition and program sponsors.
  3. Maintains and updates major donor records in Salesforce CRM to reflect ongoing research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  4. Researches and prepares confidential donor and prospect reports, using both internal and external sources of information, for use by the senior development staff in cultivating and soliciting prospects.
  5. Helps analyze prospect research to assist senior staff in developing strategies and individualized cultivation plans.
  6. Provides fundraising-related support to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. Activities include scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and taking minutes.
  7. Provides general administrative assistance (correspondence, meeting notes in donor records, proposal follow-up, and scheduling).
  8. Obtains RSVP lists from Strategic Projects Department prior to events and assists with post-event follow-up.
  9. Assists in scheduling appointments for Director of Individual Giving.
  10. Assists in facilitating e-communications with major donors. Makes updates to the website and Fine Arts Magazine as needed.
  11. Provides support in preparing materials, scheduling meetings, handling correspondents, and tracking results of the annual board giving campaign.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Work Experience: Two years of development experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of the development profession.
  • Knowledge of research techniques and resources. Proven experience in applying this knowledge to develop and carry out research projects such as analysis of financial information concerning an individual or corporation.
  • Experience with relational databases, preferably Salesforce CRM.
  • Professional phone manner and the ability to deal courteously and effectively with donors, the public, and staff.
  • Accurate typing (at least 45 wpm) and spelling, and a good working knowledge of written English and written forms of address.
  • Experience with proofreading and editing.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to produce work that exhibits a high degree of accuracy and detail.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment.
  • Experience with record keeping.
  • Must be able to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently with minimal supervision.

Step 1 of the pay range is $22.37 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: May 25, 2016

We accept online applications only. To apply online, please visit:

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.

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.

Job Information
  • San Francisco, California, 94118, United States
  • 28502652
  • May 12, 2016
  • Development Associate
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 2-3 Years