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Job Type: Fundraising/Development

Organization: Witte Museum

Application Closing Date: 6/30/2014

Job Description:



The Director of Annual Fund is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding operational and major gifts from individuals. The Director of Annual Fund will be responsible for raising $1.5 million for the Witte Museum. The Director of Annual Fund will work with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interest related to the Witte Museum’s fundraising goals through the Annual Fund Program. The Director of Annual Fund works closely with the Vice President of Development to align fundraising with the needs of the museum. The Director of Annual Fund manages the Quillin Society (major donor society) and Annual Fund (Operations) and supervises Membership. The Director of Annual Fund works closely with Board of Trustees’ fundraising committees and with staff in a dynamic team environment.

Partners with the Vice President of Development to determine background, strategies and action steps needed to identify and solicit individual major donors for operations
Develops and manages the Quillin Society annual giving program (major donors of $1,000 to $25,000) from an established donor base, focusing on conscientious and methodical development of donor relationships
Plans and implements various donor recognition events such as Quillin Society receptions, Behind the Scenes Tours, and the annual President’s Dinner
Serves as staff liaison to the Quillin Society Committee and Operations Campaign Committee (Fundraising Luncheon)
Coordinates Annual Fund campaign, including annual fundraising luncheon and the End of Year appeal
Supervises membership program involving acquisitions, lapsed mailings, stewardship and member events
Manages a personal portfolio of prospects and donors to ensure timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and closure
Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of the Witte Museum’s educational and strategic programs in order to effectively articulate the museum’s priorities and fundraising objectives to donors
Prepares and submits goals that contain specific timelines, projected results, and outcomes
Documents all activity in the Raiser’s Edge database
Attends all appropriate Development and Committee meetings as well as other museum-related events as appropriate
Works closely with the Development staff to ensure appropriate coordination and communication
Serves as member of Senior Management Team
Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development and the President & CEO

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Museum Studies or related discipline
Preferred: Masters Degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Museum Studies or related discipline


Minimum of five years experience in annual fund or major gifts fundraising

Prior experience in managing a successful major donor membership society and successfully cultivating and securing major gifts, of at least $1 million per year

Able to monitor and meet income goals

Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive direct mail appeals and proposals

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment

Detailed orientated individual able to prioritize and manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines

Professional appearance and positive attitude is required

Knowledge and familiarity with fundraising prospect research preferred

Proficient in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software preferred

Knowledge of the museum field preferred


Must be in good physical condition

Moderate lifting, walking, climbing stairs, etc

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings

The Witte Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: Until Filled
Resume and cover letter may be emailed to:

Location: 3801 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact Information

Name:Claudia Arellano

Phone Number:210-357-1900

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