The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is entering the third year of a five-year strategic plan that reflects Isabella’s radical experiment and a commitment to broadening audiences. The plan lays out a bold, contemporary vision for the future. Building on audience growth and dynamic program innovation in recent years, we are exploring ways to realize most fully the Gardner’s vast potential as a vibrant cultural resource and a catalyst for daring, meaningful, artistic experiences. The Patron Program Manager and Leadership Gifts Officer is a key member of the Development team that is responsible for the multi-million-dollar comprehensive Renewing the Promise campaign to implement the strategic plan and launch the Museum’s exciting next chapter.
Working closely with the Director of Individual Giving and Advancement and the Chief Development Officer, the Patron Program Manager and Leadership Gifts Officer will help to set the overall strategy and drive the activity to meet targets for patron giving and involvement, both annually and for the fundraising and audience-building efforts around the strategic plan. This position manages all cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and development strategies for new and renewing patrons in the Friends of Fenway Court (FOFC) Patron Program. In addition, the person in this role is responsible for a portfolio of 100+ prospects and will position and participate in prospect visits, cultivation events, and solicitations for all aspects of individual giving. The role will take charge of every aspect of engagement and stewardship for their portfolio. The Patron Program Manager and Leadership Gifts Officer also helps to mentor the Development Assistants and provides support for other aspects of individual giving as appropriate.
Type of Position: Full-time, Salaried/exempt