Since its establishment in 1941, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. A preeminent teaching museum, the museum’s internationally acclaimed collection, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, includes more than 45,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history.
The Eskenazi Museum of Art is currently undertaking a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei–designed building. The newly renovated museum will be an enhanced teaching resource for Indiana University and southern Indiana. Positioning the institution as a premier teaching museum requires breakthrough programming, experiences, and storytelling that advance its mission in powerful ways.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art seeks a passionate, philanthropic, and service- oriented individual to serve as Associate Director of Development, playing a significant role in showcasing the power of global arts by cultivating and stewarding donors across the nation in support of the Eskenazi Museum of Art. In the midst of a $30 million dollar renovation, there is no better time to showcase to donors and friends of IU the importance of the arts. The Associate Director of Development will work with a donor portfolio of 75- 100 individuals, and will assist the Director of Development in strategically cultivating and stewarding donors, while creating lasting relationships.
This position will increase engagement and develop philanthropic support for the Eskenazi Museum of Art. This individual is responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of high-level annual fund and possible major and planned gift prospects, traveling within Indiana and out-of-state as necessary to cultivate relationships on behalf of the museum. The Associate Director collaborates with the Director of Development on major gift prospect strategy to drive the museum’s funding needs and campaign activity, strategically collaborates on programs and events that benefit the museum, assists the development department with prospect research and data management for the museum, and manages a positive relationship with museum staff, other university staff, and the IU Foundation, proactively seeking strategic partnerships and opportunities.
Proactive, extremely organized, diplomatic, and professional demeanor.
Ability to prioritize, manage and execute multiple tasks to timely and effective completion is essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability and experience with fundraising and project management.
Knowledge of alumni relations, development and fundraising concepts focusing on donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Advancement or fundraising/development background.
Excellent organizational skills, creative thinking and problem solving skills, and a high level of writing and editing skills are essential. Demonstrated English skills in accuracy, proofreading, grammar, spelling, and attention to detail.
Ability to multitask and think critically in a busy work environment.
Must be comfortable dealing with a range of constituents.
Requires a high level of initiative, and interpersonal skills; position proactively seeks opportunities for partnership for mutual benefit to achieve development goals.
Ability to work independently and with initiative as well as a complementary team player.
Very flexible and helpful; occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed.
Some travel, nights and/or weekend work required; ability to drive donors around campus and a valid U.S. driver's license required.
Fluency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; willingness to learn specialized Museum software.
Knowledge of basic art historical and museum terminology preferred.
General computing literacy and familiarity with IU Foundation computing systems (CRIMSON, CREAM, REEHER, ETA, IQ), and IU computing systems preferred.
Internal Number: 09949P
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