As a senior member of BAMPFA’s growing fundraising team, the Senior Major Gifts Officer plays an essential role in building philanthropic partnerships with individuals and families in support of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Reporting to the Director of Development (DOD), the Senior Major Gifts Officer is primarily responsible for meeting annual engagement, solicitation, and income targets through frontline work with individual donors and close collaborations with BAMPFA’s curatorial and program staff. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of current, lapsed, and potential supporters, with a priority on those capable of making gifts of up to $100,000. With a mature portfolio, this position is expected to raise approximately $1 million annually through personally managed solicitations.
The Senior Major Gifts Officer works closely with BAMPFA’s Director, curators, and other members of the development team—as well as colleagues in University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)—to ensure that all prospect strategies are thoughtfully designed and implemented. In partnership with the Senior Grants Officer, this position leads a comprehensive, integrated approach for securing restricted gifts for BAMPFA’s exhibitions, collections, programs, and special initiatives. The professional in this role will be a highly visible representative among the museum’s member, donor, and collector community.