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Senior Manager of Individual Giving

Dia Art Foundation: Senior Manager of Individual Giving, Chelsea, NY

Dia Art Foundation seeks an experienced Senior Manager of Individual Giving to be based at its office in New York City.

The Senior Manager of Individual Giving is responsible for coordinating, managing, and building Dia’s individual giving programs at the council level (annual dues range from $5,000 to $50,000). The Senior Manager of Individual Giving is also responsible for an annual programs fundraising target to be achieved from the solicitation of individuals, and works very closely with the Deputy Director of Advancement to build and strengthen the pipeline of supporters for board development and the capital and endowment campaign. This position will supervise two staff members.

Dia is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of extraordinary artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects, executes new commissions, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection.

Responsibilities include:
• Manage Dia’s upper-level giving groups as platforms for giving that effectively steward donors as long-term supporters of Dia—Art Council ($5,000), Curator’s Council ($10,000), Leadership Council ($25,000), and Director’s Council ($50,000)
• Ensure annual targets are met for council growth
• Develop and organize all logistics for two council trips per year (personal travel required)
• Program and execute the organization for approximately twelve council events per year, including artists’ studio visits, private collection visits, and curator-led tours
• Identify prospects to move into the pipeline for major gifts and capital and endowment campaign
• Meet annual goals for program fundraising from individuals, generating prospect lists from both existing Dia supporters as well as new research relevant to each exhibition or program
• Ensure donors’ recognition is included in all applicable credit lines, managed by the Manager of Foundation and Government Relations
• Track program fundraising status, coordinating with Deputy Director of Advancement and Manager of Foundations and Government Relations
• Supervise two development associates, ensuring both staff members meet their goals and benefit from a supportive and educational work environment
• Play an external role representing Dia in art world activities
• Provide regular reports to the Director, Deputy Director of Advancement, and senior staff, as well as the Board of Trustees when appropriate
• Assist development colleagues with cultivation, public programs, and donor events as needed

Qualifications:
• Minimum of five years of fundraising experience, knowledge of the New York art world, and demonstrative skills in donor cultivation
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Candidate must be a self-starter and possess excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
• Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a high-volume office
• Must be a team player, both departmentally and interdepartmentally
• Attention to detail and a careful, confident, and precise working style are essential
• Understanding of fundraising databases
• Knowledge of contemporary art and familiarity with Dia’s history and programs is required
• Must have flexibility to attend occasional evening and weekend events, and join two international or domestic trips each year

Dia provides a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including health, life, and disability insurance plans and a 401(k) plan with company match. Paid time‐off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, and twelve holidays. Additionally, staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations.

Dia is an equal opportunity employer.

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