Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns

Job Type

Full Time




5100 Montrose Boulevard
United States


Title:                            Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns

Reports To:                 Managing Development Officer, Development

Pay Type:                   Full-Time, Regular, Exempt, 35 hrs/week

Salary:                         Commensurate with Experience and Education

Benefits:                      Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plans, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts

Work Schedule:            Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Work Location:             Montrose Building, non-smoking facility


The Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns oversees the MFAH’s annual fund programs, including drives for the Museum, the Glassell School of Art, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and Rienzi raising in excess of $3.5 million in unrestricted contributions each year. He/she is responsible for developing strategies, plans, and budgets to meet annual and multi-year goals for individual unrestricted support. The position is responsible for managing the Museum’s annual fund mailings and e-communications as well as for reporting goals progress and fund breakdown to senior staff and others. The Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns has direct responsibility for The Leadership Circle giving society (the Museum's patron group of donors giving $2,500 or more annually), which includes preparing the annual schedule of Leadership Circle events and overseeing the production of those events (includes exhibition previews, private home receptions, etc.). He/she will manage a small portfolio of upper level annual donor prospects and will cultivate new Leadership Circle members. The Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns will also work with the Chief Administrator, Membership & Guest Services to solicit members for annual fund gifts. The Senior Development Officer, Annual Campaigns, has management responsibilities overseeing an Annual Campaigns Development Associate.


Responsibilities for all four annual fund drives include:

·        Developing comprehensive annual schedule for renewal, solicitation, and stewardship efforts

·        Assisting with identifying new prospects and leadership for each drive

·        Working with leadership team to develop, execute, and evaluate the AF drives

·        Determining expense budget

·        Developing and overseeing production of printed materials and other AFD marketing efforts

·        Reporting on each drive’s fund raising success year-to-date and annual comparisons

·        Reporting actuals by monitoring income and expenses

·        Maintaining recordkeeping and acknowledgment functions for each drive

·        Developing and supervising mailings for each drive

·        Preparing and sending updates to committee members

·        Drafting all AFD communications, including special thank you letters, acquisition mailings, and renewal solicitations

·        Overseeing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the AFD donor society, The Leadership Circle

·        Developing and implementing End of Year AFD campaign


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

·        Highly motivated, self-starter 

·        Proven annual fund and managerial/leadership track record and experience working in a team environment

·        Experience with fund-raising project and volunteer management, donor cultivation, solicitation

·        Experience in direct mail campaigns, sophisticated stewardship and recognition programs, and acquisition campaigns

·        Experience and ability to manage annual fund mailing components with minimal supervision

·        Knowledge and experience using data sets for segmentation of mailings, upgrades and renewals

·        Experience and ability to work with relational databases

·        Must be tactful and diplomatic and have the ability to interact with trustees, volunteers, and staff

·        Must have appreciation for artists and the art community in Houston 

·        Strong oral and written communications skills; strong organizational skills to plan and implement successful fundraising activities

·        Possess highly developed critical thinking and creative thinking skills and have an acute attention to detail

·        Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Millennium preferred)

·        Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary


Education and Experience:

·        Bachelor's Degree (Liberal Arts, Art History, Business or other relevant subject) preferred

·        4+ years’ experience in fundraising

How to Apply: 

Send resume to Human Resources, Job 19-022DEV, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX 77265-6826; Fax 713-639-7508 or email:

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply: 

Send resume to Human Resources, Job 19-022DEV, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX 77265-6826; Fax 713-639-7508 or email: