Annual Fund Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



325 Harrison Street
United States



The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the creation and execution of the Museum of Pop Culture’s annual fund program as part of a comprehensive fundraising program that meets set financial goals. The Annual Fund Manager will work closely with the Development Team and Membership Manager to meet these goals and provide support for other fundraising initiatives. As a new role to the institution, the right candidate will be able to seek and identify opportunity, have a thirst for creative thinking, and the ability to help catapult the individual giving program to robust success.



  • Design, implement, manage, and evaluate annual fund strategy and approach for donors who contribute ≤$999
  • Execute a donor-centric moves management engagement strategy in order to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to secure gifts and multi-year pledges from individuals including: timely acknowledgement, appropriate recognition, invitations to events, e-news communications, impact reporting and management of other mission experiences, where applicable
  • Manage data entry and gift processing for all contributions, utilize reporting to evaluate the success of the annual fund on a monthly and annual basis and assess the effectiveness of specific strategies
  • Write appeals, acknowledgement letters, correspondence, and other projects as assigned
  • Develop print and electronic solicitation and support materials for all constituency groups and segments
  • Prepare and send accurate and timely membership and pledge reminders on a monthly basis.
  • In collaboration with the CRM and Database Marketing Manager, develop and implement effective mass cultivation and solicitation strategies to improve retention, identify and invite donors to upgrade their support and reengage lapsed donors.
  • Work closely with marketing to implement appropriate social media and online giving strategies, new and/or upgrades to the website donor page staying informed of the latest trends and how or if they should be implemented
  • Make recommendations for assignment of donors to appropriate relationship managers and assist with prospect research
  • Create strategy memos for donors we seek to move up the donor pipeline
  • Work with program staff to collect stories and photos related to impact
  • Assist with other department events and initiatives as requested


  • Design and produce reports, lists, extractions, etc. and take an active role in interpretation of data to track constituent behavior to inform giving behavior and monitor engagement
  • Manage the current CRM including gift entry, list management and report creation, maintain accurate constituent reports, ensure overall data integrity
  • Coordinate financial processing and guest information relating to fundraising events
  • Serve as point person for IT and Finance departments in matters concerning database performance
  • Track and monitor department revenues and expenses and reconcile both with the Finance department on a monthly and annual basis, in partnership with the Director


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Minimum three to five years fundraising experience preferred, including annual campaigns or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with CRM systems (Tessitura and Greater Giving) and other computer-based information systems preferred.
  • Ability to proactively anticipate and efficiently solve problems. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and a relentless drive toward outcomes and high aim.
  • Experience fundraising in museums or other membership-based institutions
  • Have a bias for action and lead with an innovative mindset
  • Ability to work and prioritize independently, while also working in collaboration with a team
  • Able to remain composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and takes responsibility for delivering on organization commitments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues with constituents.
  • Excellent project management skills, including strong attention to detail while multi-tasking and ability to perform well given workload fluctuations inherent in the profession.
  • Travel, including evening and weekend work required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds.


We offer our regular, full-time employees (working 35 or more hours per week) a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes the following: 

Health Insurance: MoPOP pays 100% of premium costs for our regular, full-time employees Medical, Dental and Vision insurance. Employees may enroll eligible dependents on their plan and pay their premium costs through automatic payroll deduction.

Flexible Benefit Plan: Employees may elect to defer money into a flexible spending account on a pre-tax basis. Flexible spending accounts can be used to pay for qualified uninsured health care expenditures or for childcare expenses. 

Life Insurance: MoPOP pays for employee life insurance equal to one times annual salary, up to $100,000. In addition, up to $200,000 of supplemental coverage may also be purchased by employees at group rates. Spouse/domestic partner and dependent coverage is available for employees on a self-pay basis.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: One times salary (up to $100K); company paid AD&D policy for eligible employees.

Short Term Disability: MoPOP provides regular, full-time employees with an employer paid short-term disability (STD) program. This plan pays 60% of your salary to a maximum of $1,000 per week, and begins after a 14-day waiting period.

Long Term Disability: MoPOP provides regular, full-time employees with an employer paid long-term disability (LTD) program, which allows for a 60% salary continuance (up to $6,000 per month) in the event of a total disability, after a 90-day waiting period.  

Transportation Benefit: MoPOP offers subsidized transportation and parking options.

Retirement Plan - 401(k): Eligible employees who are 18+ years will be enrolled in our 401(k) plan through Fidelity Investments for an AUTOMATIC 3% deferral in Fidelity’s general investment fund on the 1st of the month following completion of 3 months of employment; employees may contribute 1% to 60% of tax-deferred salary up to maximum IRS limits. A rollover of a pre-existing, qualified account is allowed at any time, as is waiving participation. Employer Matching is discretionary – ask HR for current year contributions percentages.

Employee Assistance Program: Free, confidential counseling services available to all employees, dependents, and anyone who lives in your household for help with personal, professional, financial, legal or family problems.


Vacation: Regular, full-time employees accrue vacation benefits each pay period depending on length of service, which is based on anniversary date. Full-time employees scheduled to work 40 hours per week accrue vacation as follows:

Between          0-5           years of employment   =  10 days (80 hours per year)

Between          5-10         years of employment   =  15 days (120 hours per year) **(DIRECTORS are hired at this level)

After                10            years of employment   =  20 days (160 hours per year)

Sick Leave: Regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 40 hours per week, are eligible to accrue eight days (64 hours) of sick leave per year.

Floating Holidays: A maximum of seven days (56 hours) of Floating Holidays per year are granted for personal time off, with the time not carrying over from year to year.  If hire date is after June 30th, 4 (32 hours) Floating Holidays are given; after Sept 30, 3 (24 hours) Floating Holidays are given; after November 30, 2 (16 hours) Floating Holidays are given.

Paid Holidays: New Years’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Additional Benefits: Direct deposit of bi-weekly paychecks, MoPOP staff Museum Access, 50% discount to employees on all food + beverages at the CULTURE KITCHEN SEATTLE at MoPOP, happy hour appetizers or dinner at a 20% discount and a 10% discount for all take-out food from Center House Bistro and a 25% discount at the MoPOP Retail Store (excluding CDs/DVDs) by showing your badge. 

**This is only a summary of benefits. Our policies and practices, including the compensation and benefits we provide, are subject to changes and exceptions without prior notice, at our discretion.**

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree