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Director of Leadership Giving, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies

Company: Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Date Posted: February 26, 2018

Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Job Posting: Director of Leadership Giving, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies

February 2018

Director of Leadership Giving, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies

Museum of New Mexico Foundation • Santa Fe, NM

Job Classification: Exempt/40 Hours/Week

Reports to: President/CEO

General Summary

The Director of Leadership Giving, in partnership with the President/CEO, is responsible for all development activities for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies.  The Director leads the Trustee and Major Giving programs and provides support to the Friends of Indian Art.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates and implements an annual fundraising plan as part of the Foundation's overall Fund Development Plan that includes specific metrics for contributed income and donor participation
  • Provides vision, leadership and guidance on trustee and major giving opportunities to the Museum director at weekly one-on-one meetings and works closely with the director, curators, trustees, and volunteers to identify, cultivate and steward major gift donors
  • Manages a personal portfolio of 250+ prospects and donors, creates personalized engagement and giving plans for current and prospective donors, and tracks gift solicitations, assignments and funding progress
  • Creates and maintains collateral materials specific to his or her giving programs and works jointly with the Membership and Marketing Director to ensure that the Foundation's mission and core qualities are communicated consistently and that the Foundation meets high professional standards for donor communications
  • Develops and designs donor acknowledgement and recognition programs and services
  • Works collaboratively with other development staff to identify and cultivate members and donors with planned giving potential
  • ·         Assists in the research, writing and submission of foundation grants for various projects 
  • Serves as the Foundation liaison to the Friends of Indian Art and the Friends of Archaeology
  • Manages an expense budget to ensure cost effective expenditures
  • Advocates for a cultural of philanthropy among all Foundation and Museum staff
  • Supervises the work of the Development Associate in collaboration with other Directors of Leadership Giving
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 7 years prior experience 
  • A record of increasing responsibility in resource development for non-profit arts organizations
  • Experience working with indigenous communities or culturally sensitive material/programs


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, maintain donor and volunteer confidentially at all times, and build and sustain relationships with members, donors and volunteers 
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to speak in public
  • The ability to be an informed and articulate spokesperson for the Foundation and the Museum and be a passionate advocate for philanthropy
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM
  • Sense of humor required.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience, in general range of $60,000/year
  • Health and dental Insurance (70% of premiums covered by employer)
  • Life insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Major Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave) and Family Leave of Absence
  • 401(a) and 403(b) Retirement Plans 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume with subject line:  APPLICATION FOR DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP GIVING, MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE/OFFICE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES to Jessica Ordaz, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, at


The Museum of New Mexico Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.