Senior Development Manager

AAMC & AAMC Foundation

New York, NY 10016


Sep 30, 2022


Aug 29, 2022

We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates for the role of Senior Development Manager at the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation. We seek a team member that is engaged in our mission and will work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

The Senior Development Manager collaborates on all fundraising aspects of the AAMC Foundation and is critical to maintaining $1M - $1.5M of revenue each year for the organization. This role is responsible for developing and submitting all funding proposals, requests, acknowledgements, and reports to foundation and government sources, corporate and individual donors and supporters, institutional and individual members, and in-kind partnerships.

This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED). Six years full-time experience in an arts organization working on fundraising is required. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

*Salary is based on experience, and is capped at $85,000, plus excellent benefits including employer-paid health, dental, and vision care; a 403b employer-matching plan (after one year); PTO, including sick, personal, vacation and holidays.
*The position is exempt, Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, with occasional evening and weekend work and travel, within the US and Canada.

*The office is located in Manhattan, NYC, and there is no relocation funding available.
*The individual will be required to be in the office Tuesday - Thursday (minimum) and will be remote on Mondays and Fridays (maximum). This is subject to change.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and scanners. AAMC & AAMC Foundation provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.

History, Mission & Future: AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, and now including over 1,300 members from over 500 institutions around the globe, we are a strong leader for curators in nonprofit settings. The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of visual art curators in the nonprofit sector by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator’s nonprofit role through programs, discussions, and opportunities open to the public and our members. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, we continue to grow, increasing visibility and importance to the larger arts community. At the heart of all we do is our goal to celebrate, advance, and advocate for the nonprofit art curator. For more information, visit


*Bachelor’s degree Arts Administration, Art History, Visual/Fine Arts or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
*Six years professional experience in development and/or fundraising position
*Dedication to and track record of advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the arts.
*Successful grant writing experience; familiarity with major visual art and museum granting organizations such as the major private foundations, such as Getty and Mellon, as well as government entities such as NYSCA, IMLS, and NEA a plus.
*History of securing individual and corporate gifts more than $10,000.
*Strong knowledge of the visual arts field and a strong interest in nonprofit organizations.
*Demonstrated ability to deliver compelling written and visual communications, craft persuasive cases for support, and advance relationships among collaborators, funders, and partners.
*Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to maintain member, donor, volunteer, and other internal and external relationships.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills to obtain and clearly, accurately, and grammatically convey information.
*Visual communication skills sufficient to produce compelling and aesthetically impactful presentations, diagrams, and communications materials. Graphic design skills highly desirable.
*Working knowledge of applicable IRS policies and procedures and best practices for fundraising.
*Exceptional attention to detail, and an equal aptitude for data accuracy and integrity.
*Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff, Board Members, volunteers, donors, members, graduate-level students, and other supporters, in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very planned, organized, and strategic manner.
*Expert level skills with MAC operating systems and programs, including Microsoft Office suite, as well as Adobe, Docusign, Google Drive including Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Doc.
*Solid skill set in relevant tech tools valuable to AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s initiatives, including Submittable, YourMembership (or other relevant CRM), Mailchimp, Canva, Socio, and other programs as necessitated.

*Essential functions and duties require being able to communicate, see, and follow reasonable ergonomic recommendations and/or assistive devices to communicate and/or computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*Ability to regularly work weekends and evenings as well as off-site as needed.



Experience Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

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