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Director of Individual Giving  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and movie-making.

The Director of Individual Giving is an outstanding opportunity for a fundraiser to manage a robust Individual Giving program supporting the building of a strong annual campaign and launching a new capital and endowment campaign. You will be a metrics-driven major gift fundraiser, experienced in working with volunteer leaders and high-level prospects, able to manage colleague gift officers, a growing membership program, and donor stewardship services.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Advancement and External Relations, you will manage the following positions: Associate Director, Major Gifts; Manager, Annual Leadership Giving; Manager, Advancement Services, Sr. Manager, Membership & Annual Giving, Director of Planned Giving, and an Administrative Assistant. They will be actively involved in the creation of a new capital and endowment campaign as well managing a portfolio of prospects.

You Will:

  • Create, oversee, and monitor strategies to achieve Individual Giving goals as part of the Academy Museum’s Annual Giving program and new capital and endowment campaign
  • Work closely with professional and volunteer leadership, deploying them to cultivate and solicit gifts
  • Manage and refine systems to track performance metrics and increase pipeline development, including strategic use of research
  • Manage prospect activity for your portfolio and track progress of direct reports
  • Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate fashion toward solicitation, gift closure and stewardship
  • Make solicitations at times
  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  • Work with the Director of Planned Giving overseeing the creation and implementation of a new Planned Giving program
  • Work with the Manager, Advancement Services, to monitor prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations and stewardship
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 7+ years successful progressive experience in individual fundraising, preferably in the arts
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Success in supervising and motivating staff
  • Knowledge of metrics-based moves management
  • Experience raising multiple six+ figure gifts with broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising
  • Knowledge of Planned Giving Vehicles
  • Developed cultivation and solicitation strategies as well as cold calls
  • Film background and knowledge of the movie-making community a plus
  • Knowledge of SalesForce a plus
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Director of Individual Giving  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 5/27/2020  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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