Individual Gifts Manager

Scottsdale Arts

This post is expired. Click here to search for more listings.


Responsible for the development and implementation of Individual Giving for Scottsdale Arts’ and its major operating divisions including Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning and Innovation.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Under direction of supervisor)

  1. Developing and implementing a comprehensive individual giving/major gifts strategy, including annual goals and metric expectations.

  2. Researches, identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors.

  3. Oversees and expands existing portfolio, working with internal staff and external partners to identify pipeline of existing and potential donors.

  4. Assists in the planning of logistics and marketing strategies for the annual Scottsdale Arts Trip.

  5. Works with team to oversee and manage the annual fund raising gala.

  6. Assists the Director of Development with major gift prospects including creation of materials, pledge forms and acknowledgment letters.

  7. Develops collateral designed to inform and educate donors on the benefits of giving to our organization.

  8. Represents the organization at community and networking events.

  9. Tracks and assesses metrics, providing documentation, reports and pipeline information as needed.

  10. Performs other duties as required


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field of study.

  2. Experience: minimum 3 years’ experience in major gifts solicitation or similar role with demonstrated results. Experience with CRM required (AudienceView preferred).

  3. Attributes:

  • Exceptional project management skills.

  • Demonstrated success in major gifts management

  • Superior oral and written communication, including complaint resolution, problem solving and delivery of concierge level interactions.

  • Attention to detail, creativity, innovation and ability to package events that is reflective of the Scottsdale Arts high standards.

  • Ability to work in a fast paces and highly cross-functional organization.

  • Ability to mesh with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external, and ensure continuity and focus on event goals and tasks.

  • Genuine interest in the arts.

  • Proficient in Office products. Knowledge or experience in AudienceView or other donor database.

  1. Work Environment: Regularly required to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time. Must ambulate in event locations, stoop, kneel, bend and stand for long periods of time. Must sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, see, reach with hands and arms to operate computer equipment, telephone and basic office equipment. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Scottsdale Arts is a non-smoking work environment. Due to the nature of the position, requires a flexible schedule including weeknight evenings and weekends to support and attend Center programs, fundraisers and special events and other related donor cultivation events. Travels within the metropolitan valley area frequently.

  2. Other requirements:

  • Must possess valid driver’s license and driving record which is acceptable to the organization’s insurance carrier.