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Institutional and Individual Giving Manager

posted by CAA — Oct 10, 2017

Please note: This position has been filled. Thank you.

College Art Association
50 Broadway, Fl 21
New York, NY 10004
Date posted: October 4, 2017

Position Title: Institutional and Individual Giving Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Full-time, salaried with benefits

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. Visit for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.


The Institutional and Giving Manager works on CAA’s philanthropy program to carry out its long and short-term fundraising strategies and goals.   Working directly with the Executive Director and Development Committee, the Manager works to identify and implement fundraising strategies, goals, and sources.  Specific responsibilities include:

Institutional Giving

  • Manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation and governmental donors.
  • Research and identify sources of new funding from corporate, foundation, and individual prospect resources.
  • Prepare proposals, interim reports and final reports for funders and for internal uses.
  • Maintain development calendar and update senior staff on deadlines.

Individual Giving

  • Coordinate giving by the Board of Directors, Donor Circle members, and other fund contributors; track activity and prepare acknowledgement letters.
  • Oversee the coordination, distribution, and acknowledgment of the Annual Fund and Spring Appeal, as well as the Publications Fund mailings.

Grant Management

  • Working with the Grants and Special Programs Manager, and other CAA employees, generate and oversee proposals for identified programs and projects. Contribute to the process of writing proposals, developing budgets, compiling reports, and gathering other ancillary materials.

General responsibilities

  • Process all incoming gifts in the Netforum database.
  • Update donor lists for CAA website and all publications.
  • Oversee all administrative functions of the philanthropy department.

Other responsibilities

  • Organize and attends Development Committee meetings
  • Attend and work at the CAA Annual Conference, which may involve one week’s travel each year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, proofreading, communication, time, and project-management skills.
  • A minimum of five (5) years fundraising experience in a large cultural or academic environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
  • Pleasant demeanor.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and Wealth Management. Ability to work resourcefully and adapt to changing needs within the organization.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required.

Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Vanessa Jalet, Executive Liaison, via email (with “Institutional and Individual Giving Manager” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

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.

HOH October 5, 2017

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