Assistant Director of Philanthropy

Company Name: 

High Desert Museum


59800 S. HWY 97
Bend, OR 97702
Bend, OR 97702

Contact Name: 

Kristen Campbell




Job Description: 

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Philanthropy DEPARTMENT: Development CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, regular full-time exempt REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy SUPERVISES: Events Coordinator SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $85,000 depending on experience JOB SUMMARY The Assistant Director of Philanthropy supports a holistic and strategic approach to fundraising. They are a leader in the Museum’s Development program and responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with donors, sponsors, and members. By working closely with the Executive Director and Director of Philanthropy they will be part of the team that will be involved with all aspects of fundraising. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (in order of priority with the percentage of time spent on each) Donor Relations 40%: • Manages their own portfolio and is responsible for soliciting major gifts from individuals in the Desert Sage Society and other funders. • Is responsible for securing major gifts and reaching annual fundraising goals. • Conducts research and utilizes data analytics to identify new prospects. • Utilizes Moves Management to implement strategies and activities for prospecting, donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitation • Works with Development Manager on donor renewals, acknowledgements, reports, record keeping and recognition for members of DSS and other donors. • Aids in developing fundraising operating budgets, tracking progress on monthly and YTD revenue goals • Comfortable with face-to-face interactions, virtual meetings and calls Fundraising Events 40%: • Oversees all fundraising events including the High Desert Rendezvous. Coordinates planning of all event activities/elements, logistics, budget, set-up, tear down and more for the annual High Desert Rendezvous event • Coordinates planning, logistics, budgets, set-up, tear down and more for events to cultivate donors, members and sponsors Other Events 15%: • Oversees the Events Coordinator position • Responsible for ensuring that Events Coordinator successfully manages all Museum event bookings • Ensures Events Coordinator supports internal Museum events as needed • Provides supervisory support and mentorship to the Events Coordinator including weekly check-ins, training, providing regular feedback on performance, annual reviews, and more. Additional Duties 5%: • Embraces, supports and helps implement the Museum’s continued learning and commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion • Contribute to and support the Museum’s AZA Accreditation • Team player able to work with colleagues across departments • Executes other duties as assigned as needed to help abide by the Museum’s values, drive our vision and fulfill our mission. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Nonprofit Management or related field preferred. EXPERIENCE • A minimum of 5 years professional, nonprofit fundraising experience • Adept at creating and implementing strategic fundraising plans. • Demonstrated major gifts experience with a successful track record of securing five-figure gifts. • Experience and familiarity with Oregon’s local and regional philanthropic landscape. SKILLS/ABILITIES • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. • Ability to respond to unanticipated situations and shift priorities while remaining poised and calm under pressure. • Ability to collaborate and work strategically as a leader and as part of the Museum team. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. PHYSICAL ELEMENTS • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. EQUIPMENTUSE • Frequent computer and phone use