The Corporation of Fine Arts Museums (COFAM) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for Development.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are comprised of two iconic sites in San Francisco’s beautiful parks - the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor Museum in Lincoln Park. As the largest public arts institution in the western United States, the Museums house a world-class collection of 151,000 artworks that span more than 5,000 years; present an ambitious schedule of more than 10 exhibitions per year; and welcome 1.5 million visitors in a typical year.
Under the direction of Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell, the Museums have recently launched a new strategic plan that outlines a bold new vision for the next 4 years and prioritizes Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (DIEA); our connection to the Bay Area community; and building a foundation for a future capital and endowment campaign. New initiatives include Free Saturdays, which offers free admission and programs to all Bay Area residents, and The de Young Open, a triennial open-call juried exhibition featuring hundreds of local artists.
The Administrative Coordinator position is an exciting and unique opportunity to work closely with the Director of Development and a talented Development team to grow and improve the Museums’ fundraising efforts. The incoming Coordinator will have a tremendous impact on the institution, as they are involved in all aspects of an innovative and growing $30 million fundraising department.
In addition to providing administrative support to the Director of Development, the Administrative Coordinator serves as project manager for department projects, manages the daily operations of the Development office, and routinely performs a variety of complex and confidential tasks.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated and highly organized individual with excellent communication and customer service skills who can manage many simultaneous projects and deadlines, motivate peers within a collaborative culture, proactively identify ways to improve efficiencies, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.