Under the direction of the Director of Stewardship, the Development Officer is responsible for implementing and supporting a comprehensive stewardship program to acknowledge, recognize, and engage donors with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Primary responsibilities include annual reporting on named endowment funds and other donor-funded projects, maintaining fund records, researching original fund terms to be an authority on fund history and use, creating and maintaining consistent donor recognition systems, managing the Benefactor Program, and supporting stewardship events and activities.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Three to five years of demonstrated experience in development, curatorial, donor relations/stewardship and/or program management
Excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and research skills
High degree of comfort with financial matters, particularly related to endowment performance and fund reporting
Art historical knowledge preferred
Creative and strategic thinking
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks fluidly
High degree of social sensibility and diplomacy
Poise, maturity, flexibility, initiative and ability to work both as a team player and independently manage and have self-direction on projects is essential
Highly creative; ability to generate new ideas
Strong skills in trouble-shooting and problem-solving
Ability to handle delicate and confidential material
Ability to succeed in a complex and demanding environment
Knowledge and comfort using various relational databases and other software applications
35 hours per week
Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm; some evening and weekend hours required
For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.