Assistant Director, Major Gifts (Local 2110)

Through personal visits and targeted solicitations, the Assistant Director will oversee a distinct portfolio, as well as provide mentorship and guidance for members of the Major Gifts team. In collaboration with the Director of Institutional and Major Gifts and the Institutional and Major Gifts team, this position will also develop and execute an ongoing strategy for qualifying prospects and donors and moving them to blended-gift prospect status.  

Department: Institutional and Major Gifts
Reports to: Director of Institutional and Major Gifts
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


  • Identify and qualify new prospects; cultivate and upgrade existing Museum Council members; develop solicitation strategies; identify gift opportunities that match donors' interests; personally solicit gifts and continually steward donors.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 75 prospects.
  • Supervise and steward advancement of Patrons, Young Patrons, and Contemporary Circle portfolios, and act as a mentor to two direct reports on the Major Gifts team.
  • Manage the production and mailing of print pieces and collateral materials (brochures, website, etc.) for the Museum Council, and oversee same for Patrons program.
  • Oversee implementation of Museum Council benefits.
  • Work with Director of Institutional and Major Gifts to engage the Museum’s most philanthropic supporters through tailored asks including blended gifts for exhibitions, programs, and the annual Purim Ball.
  • Work closely with Trustees and Museum Leadership to cultivate new prospects and steward active members.
  • Assist with departmental events when and where necessary, including some evening and weekends
  • Manage donor crediting and listings
  • Other duties as assigned


* Only resumes that are accompanied by a cover letter will be considered for the role*

  • Minimum 7 years of related experience, primarily in major gifts fundraising, and preferably in the arts or Jewish communal field.
  • Demonstrated track record in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts in the five-figure range and higher.
  • Interest in mentoring team members, some management experience strongly preferred.
  • An ability to make a compelling case in support of the Jewish Museum.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of donors.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Donor and Special event experience.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and proven project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and/or other development technologies for prospect identification and research.
  • High energy level, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit absolutely required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

* Only resumes that are accompanied by a cover letter will be considered for the role*

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.