The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is of one of the longest running contemporary art institutions in the United States, housed in Boston’s first new art museum building in 100 years.  Known as a beacon among its contemporaries, the ICA strives to present outstanding contemporary art in depth to Boston audiences. The ICA has presented exhibitions of local, national, and international significance in contemporary art since its founding in 1936.  Since opening its new Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed museum on Boston’s waterfront in 2006, the ICA has received public and critical acclaim for its exhibitions, architecture, performing arts and collection.

Position Overview: The Associate Director of Individual Giving is a newly created position which will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the ICA’s individual fundraising initiatives including annual giving, major giving, and special giving programs. With an interest in visual arts and a passion for creating strategic relationships to support our programs, the Associate Director helps to advance the ICA’s mission to present outstanding contemporary art to Boston audiences and beyond.  He/she will supervise a full-time staff of 2. This position reports to the Director of Development and will work with the Director of Development to advance strategy for individual donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. He/she will oversee membership and cultivation events, communications, and program evaluation and will additionally manage a personal portfolio of 100 – 150 prospects. Ability to operate office equipment and general mobility throughout the building required. Full-time schedule is 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Schedule will include occasional nights and weekends as needed for events.


Qualifications: Bachelor Degree and five years’ experience in development field with progressive increase in responsibilities required; proven record of success in soliciting major and planned gifts required. Prior experience working with campaigns, demonstrated leadership and ability to manage multi-functional areas required. Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates required. Outstanding interpersonal skills required for effective team building and the ability to relate comfortably with a variety of constituencies. Collaborative attitude, persuasive communication, tact and discretion are important. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software or similar fundraising database strongly preferred.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to When applying, include “Associate Director of Individual Giving” in subject line of email.

The ICA is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Information
  • Boston, United States, 02210, United States
  • 27871614
  • May 16, 2016
  • Associate Director of Individual Giving
  • Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 0-10%