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The Major Gifts Coordinator is an integral member of the Advancement Department who is responsible for performing a wide variety of administrative, logistical, and operational tasks that ensure the success of the Whitney’s annual fundraising goals.

The Coordinator will provide essential support toward the Museum’s solicitation, cultivation and stewardship efforts, which includes generating solicitation and marketing materials, renewals, reminders and gift acknowledgements; drafting correspondence, proposals and pledge agreements; developing stewardship reports; processing gifts; maintaining donor and prospect lists and records, and carrying out other administrative work, as needed.  This position shall coordinate the benefit fulfillment and administration of Museum patron groups and maintain an overarching knowledge of the cultivation plans for prospects and the renewals cycles for current members, as well as an awareness of other areas of Museum support from these loyal patrons. They will plan and execute all aspects of the robust calendar of patron activities, including developing event invitations, taking rsvps, organizing on and off-site events and trips; and monitoring expense and revenue budgets.   They will also organize and lead individual tours for Whitney patrons. The Coordinator will liaise with many departments across the Museum and have direct contact with the Director’s office and the Curatorial Department. The Coordinator will work indirectly with the Whitney Trustees, volunteer leadership and supporters.  

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment, many times juggling multiple projects simultaneously and is energetic, adaptable, an excellent writer and communicator, detailed oriented, extremely organized, and has strong initiative whether working independently or collaboratively. 

Requirements: 4 years’ experience, preferably in Advancement; Proficient in MS Office Suite. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge, TMS, or relevant database required. Able to work evenings and weekends is essential; position may involve some travel. 

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

About the Whitney:

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment. 

COVID Guidelines:

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority. As such, the Whitney Museum is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

The Major Gifts Coordinator is an integral member of the Advancement Department who is responsible for performing a wide variety of administrative, logistical, and operational tasks that ensure the success of the Whitney’s annual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

The Whitney is a great place to work and offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, generous paid time off, a 403(b) retirement plan, and free admission to many museums in New York City and nationally.

The Whitney is a great place to work and offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, generous paid time off, a 403(b) retirement plan, and free admission to many…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your application directly at: https://whitney.org/about/job-postings

Please submit your application directly at: https://whitney.org/about/job-postings

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