UMFA Individual Giving Manager

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410 S. Campus Center Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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Please do not contact the Utah Museum of Fine Arts directly.

Apply via the University of Utah’s HR website. Include a cover letter, Resume and contact information for three references.



Full-time, benefited 
Salary Range:
$42,000 - $44,000  DOE  



The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is located on the campus of the University of Utah, housed in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building. Formally established in 1951, the UMFA is Utah’s only institution that acquires, interprets, and exhibits a comprehensive fine art collection from ancient to global contemporary objects. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the UMFA upholds industry standards in our field while always considering the people, history, and geology of Utah when acquiring art, designing programs, curating exhibitions, and engaging community in learning about art. Officially an affiliate organization of the University of Utah, the UMFA serves growing and increasingly diverse communities on campus, along the Wasatch front and across the region.


The UMFA is situated within a vibrant, growing city that continues to diversify. As such, the UMFA’s newly revised strategic plan prioritizes our institutional commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) across the full spectrum of museum operations. A commitment to IDEA reflects the UMFA’s aim to be a museum where our communities find themselves represented, welcomed, engaged, and heard. We encourage applications from people who self-identify as minorities or members of underrepresented groups.


The Individual Giving Manager, is responsible for strategic leadership and management of UMFA’s mid-range individual donors, the annual fund program, including donor programs and fundraising events, with a goal to increase giving totals from these sources.



Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency; three years of fund-raising experience which includes direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer leadership support, written and verbal presentations, and strategy and market development are required. Demonstrated human relations and practical communication skills required.

Experience in grant or proposal writing and a background working with local print and electronic media is preferred. Demonstrated negotiating skills are also preferred.

This position has no responsibility of providing care to patients.



The Individual Giving Manager will build on the UMFA’s annual fund program and mid-range individual donors to create and implement a comprehensive, multi-level funding base. This postion will direct and administer all aspects of individual and annual fund giving to include: face-to-face and phone solicitation, direct mail fundraising, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor cultivation and stewardship, and financial tracking and reporting. The Individual Giving Manager will be the staff lead for donor-related special events, including galas, smaller scale Board or donor events, and oversight/assistance with membership events.    



  • Implement and maintain annual donor solicitations and stewardship programs.
  • Organize and implement at least two annual fund mail campaigns and targeted mid-range donor-building projects.
  • Manage timeline, preparation, and publishing of all annual fund and individual donor solicitation materials.
  • Implement and maintain on-going and regular contact with current and potential donors utilizing both UNITE and Raiser’s Edge databases.
  • Oversee all functions of database management and assure that an accurate donor database is maintained.
  • Maintain e-files of all donor transactions and related development information.
  • In collaboration with UMFA Collection and Curatorial staff, manage system for tracking, acknowledging and stewarding in-kind art donations.
  • Create and manage timely gift acknowledgments for ALL donations (Individual, Corporation, Foundation, Government gifts), including thank you letters from the executive director.
  • Plan, execute, and manage donor events (Gala, Board dinners, etc) and oversee/assist with membership events.
  • Research donor prospects in partnership with University of Utah Central Development Office (CDO).
  • Establish and maintain the development financial dashboard weekly; perform monthly financial gift reconciliations in partnership with UMFA Finance and with the University of Utah’s CDO.
  • Represent the UMFA at various community meetings and events, and within the University of Utah advancement collective.
  • Attend regular UMFA cross-departmental meetings and CDO meetings (as needed)



  • Affinity for visual art and the importance of the arts in society
  • Excellent personal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of organization and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated; Ability to generate ideas
  • Team player; Willing and able to collaborate with others
  • Personal investment to Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion in the field of Philanthropy
  • Event Planning experience
  • Previous experience with customer service
  • Budget-conscious
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Salesforce/Raiser’s Edge experience – or willingness and ability to master the use of complex database systems