Institutional Giving Officer

Website Saint Louis Art Museum

Institutional Giving Officer


Summary: This position will assist in planning and implementing the Museum’s efforts to secure funding from corporations, foundations, and federal and state agencies including grants and sponsorships for exhibitions, educational programs, events, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and access initiatives. Position will be responsible for managing an annual corporate giving program; working with a group of executive volunteers; researching, writing, and reporting on grants and sponsorships; monitoring grant-funded projects throughout the year; preparing and submitting reports to funders; manage benefit fulfillment, recognition, promotional, or contractual obligations associated with assigned gifts. This position will also be responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships with Museum supporters and providing stewardship of current and potential funders. Position must work effectively across multiple Museum departments to research projects for sponsorship and grant proposals and reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Corporate Partnership Program

·         Meet or exceed annual corporate membership and sponsorship goals through the effective management of assigned and shared institutional prospects.

·         Assist in development and implementation of Museum strategies for cultivation and solicitation of potential donors and sponsors, including events and mailings.

·         Manage Corporate Partnership Program Committee; plan quarterly committee meetings; communicate frequently with members to keep them engaged with the Museum; identify new members; oversee two subcommittees.

·         Research, identify, and work closely with Corporate Partnership Program Committee members to cultivate new member companies.

·         Provide stewardship to member companies through special events and fulfillment of benefits.

·         Assure timely solicitation and renewal of corporate memberships.

·         Manage communication to current corporate partners through regular email marketing.

·         Attend Museum events outside of regular work schedule.

·         Represent Museum at community events.

·         Produce regular reports on status of corporate fundraising.



·         Collaborate in the creation of annual revenue goals and plans for corporate sponsorship.

·         Identify potential sponsors for ongoing and featured Museum programs.

·         Prepare proposals and solicitations based on sponsorship goals.

·         Oversee benefit fulfillment and stewardship for sponsors.

·         Collaborate with Marketing department to create strategies for sponsor recognition and impact reporting.

·         Assist in the development of sponsorship goals for annual fundraising events; prepare and send solicitation requests; communicate fundraising totals to key stakeholders.

·         Prepare impact reports and analyses of sponsorships.



·         Assist in development and implementation of annual plan and revenue goals to secure grant support.

·         Collaborate with Museum staff to develop or identify appropriate projects for funding, and to ensure that staff are aware of opportunities and guidelines for available funding;

·         Identify single- and multi-year funding opportunities that align with institutional needs from local, state, and national sources;

·         Develop and maintain relationships with corporate, foundation, and government funding communities;

·         Prepare and submit complex, multi-stage proposals to state and federal agencies;

·         Work to ongoing calendar of grant and report deadlines; prepare status reports; adhere to an internal review schedule that involves staff at all levels of the institution;

·         Prepare and submit sponsorship and grant proposals; manage communication with funding agencies; prepare and submit follow-up reports;

·         Maintain donor and proposal records in Raiser’s Edge.



·         Develop and manage corporate events throughout the year, including Corporate Partner Days, Corporate Member Nights, private tours, and exhibition preview openings.

·         Manage invitations and event follow-up to determine effectiveness.

·         Assist with the development and implementation of annual Museum fundraising events.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Emphasis in communications, marketing, nonprofit management, humanities, or related fields preferred. Prefer at least three years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated track record of achieving defined revenue goals and of securing five-and six-figure gifts; at least two years of grant writing and management experience. Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills to prepare and distribute business materials, proposals, reports, and presentations that convey information effectively and make a compelling case for support. Must have an ability to work in a team environment and effectively handle multiple tasks. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Mailchimp, and WordPress or similar software are preferred. This position requires working frequent nights and weekends and occasional local daytime travel. A relevant writing sample (such as a solicitation letter, and a grant or sponsorship proposal) will be requested.


Additional Details:

Candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample for consideration.

COVID-19 Requirement: Must be fully vaccinated to qualify for on-site interview and/or offer of employment

Minimum of Range: $66,003/annually

Status: Regular full-time, Benefits eligible on first day of employment.


The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.


The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


To apply for this job please visit