Jun 5, 2024

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, California

The Associate Director, Individual Giving supports the Senior Director, Donor Engagement (SD) on the design, management, and execution of the museum’s annual fundraising program, with a strong focus on direct cultivation and solicitation of individual donors. This position works closely with the SD, Chief Development Officer (CDO), and the Deputy Director of External Affairs to set annual targets and strategic long-term priorities for the development department, in support of the Hammer’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives. The Associate Director, Individual Giving plays an especially key role in maintaining a strong baseline of annual support. This position manages a personal portfolio of 75-100 top individual supporters and proactively identifies and engages new prospective donors for the Hammer. The Associate Director, Individual Giving works closely with the SD to support and motivate a team of development professionals who are responsible for database management, institutional giving, and major gifts. The ideal candidate for this job will be a confident and accomplished fundraiser who is passionate about contemporary art, deeply knowledgeable about the collecting and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles, and skilled at making a strong philanthropic case for the museum. The Associate Director, Individual Giving manages Hammer Circle and its monthly programming. They will also manage the Hammer Travel programs and other Donor functions as needed. The individual is expected to engage in the art world, including art gallery openings and art gatherings around the city.

7+ years Management experience in an art museum, arts related organization, philanthropic organization, or institution of higher learning. (Required)
A successful record of demonstrable accomplishments in envisioning, implementing and managing a bold advancement strategy within a competitive philanthropic environment. (Required)
Skill in recognizing appropriate long-range objectives based on data accumulated and demonstrated ability to realize long range objectives through tactical planning. (Required)
Demonstrated ability and proven experience in leading a department and managing staff, including organization of priorities, clear communication of expectations, training, development, and retention. Ability to set departmental vision and lead the department to achieving its goals. (Required)
Demonstrated skill in communicating professionally and effectively with all levels of staff to respond to needs, determine priorities, and manage expectations. Ability to delegate authority combined with willingness to work in a “hands on” manner and as part of a team. (Required)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to write effective correspondence and funding proposals for major gifts and creative solicitation materials. (Required)
Strong communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the Hammer and the fundraising goals of the Museum. Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information. (Required)
Interpersonal skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions (Required)
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with Museum and University staff, community leaders, volunteers, vendors, and donors. (Required)
Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Proven fluency in budget preparation, management, reporting and cost control. (Required)
Ability to prioritize and adjust heavy workload, manage a variety of tasks, and meet various deadlines with changing priorities, frequent interruptions, and conflicting deadlines. (Required)
Background and passion for contemporary art, museums, culture, and social change. (Required)
Proven skill and experience using Raiser’s Edge; ability to enter data and generate reports as requested. (Required)

Bachelor’s Degree in related area/and or equivalent experience/training (Required)

Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
CANRA: The position is designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA. The employee must sign the “Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse”.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary (Required)

Salary: $95,900 – $120,000 Annually

Benefits: List of benefits

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Deadline to apply: June 29, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #2578. Submit an online application as instructed. “Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.”