- Creates compelling and successful fundraising events with Senior Manager, Membership and Development Operations, Director of External Affairs, and other key leaders, including at least 2-3 fundraising receptions and dinners a year.
- Collaboratively develops goals and visions for dozens of special cultivation and stewardship events for members, donors, and press, including a Members
- Manages donor relations, messaging, and invitation lists.
- Creates giving pyramids and fundraising targets.
- Solicits supporters and partners with Executive Team members and Board members on their solicitations.
- Collaborates with the Rubin’s Special Events team, which oversees logistics, catering, and many of the aspects of managing larger on-site events at the Rubin. Executes smaller events personally and in collaboration with other museum departments.
- Develops invitations, web content, and communications copy.
- Liaises with event participants, including: managing RSVPS, seating arrangements, acknowledgements, and more.
- Coaches volunteers and staff who work at Rubin events.
- Analyzes event outcomes and crafts recommendations for the future.
- Leads Visionary Circle, the Rubin’s young professionals membership group (21-45 years of age), and its Leadership Council.
- Sets and achieves goals to expand the group.
- Develops and executes strategies to recruit, cultivate, solicit, retain and engage Visionary Circle and Leadership Council members.
- Meets with and schedules meetings for at least 20 Visionary Circle and
- Forges partnerships with like-minded and allied young professionals groups.
- Drafts and sends communications with Visionary Circle and Leadership Council members.
- Researches donors and prospects.
- Manages budgets, including revenues and expenditures.
- Inputs and maintains high quality of quantitative and qualitative information in Raiser’s Edge.
- Contributes to a culture of philanthropy.
- Assumes other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 3-5 years of experience in a non-profit setting, preferably with donor experience or other relevant customer service experience.
- Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- Must have superb time management skills; be detail-oriented; highly organized and be able to handle multiple tasks, adhere to deadlines and work independently and as part of a team.
- A motivated self-starter who is flexible, courteous and tactful in dealing with fellow colleagues and external audiences.
- Creative, resourceful, entrepreneurial mindset, with roll up your sleeves mentality.
- Ability to act with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels and across departments, including maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to work select mornings before the Rubin opens, evenings, and weekends.
- Passion for the Rubin Museum, art of the Himalayas, New York City cultural organizations, Buddhism or Asian philosophies and worldviews a plus.
- Proficiency in Microsoft, Excel/Word/PowerPoint; Raisers Edge or other donor databases.
- optional field 1
- Monday, December 3, 2018
Manager of External Affairs Events and Membership - The Rubin Museum of Art
The Manager, External Affairs Events and Membership will lead the Rubin Museum’s major fundraising events and a full slate of cultivation and stewardship gatherings for donors, members, press, and other key external audiences. The Manager will also lead the Rubin’s membership group of young professionals -Visionary Circle and its Leadership Circle. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with events experience and relationship-building skills who is ready to move into a role requiring greater leadership. The incumbent will report to the Senior Manager, Membership and Development Operations.
Reception, receptions for major donors, press previews, and more.
Leadership Council members a year.
Salary: Low $60,000s commensurate with experience.
The Rubin Museum offers a generous and competitive benefits package.
Please indicate Manager, External Affairs Events & Membership on Subject Line of email or in body of cover letter.
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or you can mail your application to the attention of: Head of Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011.