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CAA is the organization supporting all professionals in the visual arts. Open positions and internship opportunities are listed here as they become available.

Full- and Part-Time Positions

Development Officer

Job Title: Development Officer
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$65,000


The Development Officer will support the implementation and execution of CAA’s strategic fundraising initiatives across the range of constituencies engaged with the Association: individuals, corporate, foundation, and government. Working closely with the Executive Director and CEO, and Head of Development, they will play a role in cultivating, analyzing, and expanding prospects.

As CAA undergoes a strategic repositioning, emphasizing a digital transformation that will allow it to engage with a global constituency, the Development Officer will play a role in identifying and establishing relationships that will support CAA in this multi-year process. By emphasizing social entrepreneurship and engaging its membership and constituents, the Development Officer will work to cultivate existing membership contacts, as well as reach out into the global corporate and foundation community to build support relationships.


  • Cultivate new sources of revenue by creatively and strategically expanding the existing donor base, with an increased focus on corporate, foundation, and government entities in the US and globally.
  • Research, identify and cultivate prospects with information and materials highlighting the products, services and value proposition as a philanthropic and sponsorship partner.
  • Generate grant and funding proposals through established relationships and newly identified sources.
  • Author, collaborate, edit and manage all grant, fundraising proposals and relationships through their entire lifecycle from inception to completion.
  • Expand and develop fundraising opportunities through new and ongoing strategic partnerships.
  • Work closely with CAA staff, board members, and other committees to maximize impact with special online and in-person events. Oversee the planning, production, and hosting of fundraising events with Institutional Events and other CAA staff as required.
  • Support all staff with information retrieval for related fundraising and sponsorship activities.
  • Formulate annual development budgets, track financial performance, prepare the necessary interim financial reports and fundraising projections, and monitor expenditures.
  • Prepare briefing materials and help conduct research for the Executive Director and Development Committee and board members as this relates to donor outreach and prospecting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree or Certificate in Arts and/or Business Administration, or Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in a non-profit environment, professional or learned society.
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, Accounting, CRM and AMS software strongly preferred.
  • Digital Badges, Learning Paths, and Certifications with Microsoft technologies preferred.
  • Experience with the use of digital communications, email marketing and integrated e-commerce platforms to cultivate and process donations and gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and other sponsors.
  • Robust non-profit, grant and proposal-writing skills.
  • Experience cultivating corporate philanthropy portfolio for national and international programs within art history, visual arts and design.
  • Strategic thinker and strong communicator who thrives in a mission-driven organization.
  • Understanding of membership organizations and/or non-profits, preferably in the art history, art, and design, with a track record of membership or revenue growth.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others, with clear communication to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • A forward thinker, driven by innovation, transformation, and impact. The successful candidate must thrive on developing new philanthropic best practices in the current and post-COVID world.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Commuter and flexible spending accounts
  • 403B

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Please include position title in subject line of email. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or political affiliation.