Mar 27, 2024

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, CA

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving oversees the annual giving program for LACMA. This program currently involves ~350 donors and achieves more than $2 million in contributions. The program includes oversight of the Avant-Garde young patrons; Curator’s Circle; the museum’s annual LACMA Fund—which all generate unrestricted support for the museum. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the overall program strategy including direct mail and electronic fundraising, in order to grow the supporter base, renew memberships and upgrade gifts to reach a goal over time of $5 million in contributions.

• Manages staff and provides oversight for all Avant-Garde, Curator’s Circle, and LACMA Fund administration.
• Tracks and manages expense budgets, and monitors income reports for the Annual Giving Programs
• Develops an annual strategic plan for growing the annual giving program and defining accountability for the staff in the department
• Oversees the strategy development, design and implementation of the annual LACMA Fund direct mail and online giving solicitations to increase the number of donors and prospects
• Manages a detailed schedule of direct marketing activities, including copywriting, design, production, mailing, and list selection and segmentation
• Analyzes performance of the annual LACMA Fund campaigns and appeals to refine the segmentation strategy
• Edits and approves all annual giving program-related correspondence
• Oversees the timeline, communications and process for renewals, invitations, and acknowledgement letters
• Works with Annual Giving and Events staff to establish a calendar of both cultivation and stewardship activity for annual giving program patrons
• Participates in donor events, including occasional evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity
• Works with the broader Individual Giving team to strategize recognition and stewardship across all gift levels
• Collaborates with curators, volunteers, membership staff and others to move potential Annual Giving constituents into the program
• Collaborates with major gifts, leadership and principal gifts teams to move potential support toward the major gift level
• Works cross-departmentally and closely with the greater Development team, Membership team, Events team, Curators, and Program staff at LACMA
• Participates in case development for all gift levels and opportunities for support at LACMA
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance
• Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

• The expected annual salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position $66,000.00 – $72,000.00 subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.
• LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

• Bachelor’s degree
• Knowledge of Art History is preferred
• Understanding of non-profit administration/fundraising
• At least 5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising, including experience in membership and annual funds, as well as individual giving
• 3 years of management experience
• Experience using Tessitura is preferred

Apply here.