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Manager, Institutional Giving

Denver Art Museum

Full Time
Posted June 14, 2022

As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out.

We prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We strive to provide a professional and positive work environment for our employees. The Museum expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, disability or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.  Actions based on these or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

We encourage the freedom of gender expression and/or gender presentation.  As an institution, we do not create barriers that may prevent any employee from expressing behaviors, mannerisms, interests, and appearances that represent their authentic personality or culture. Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious.  The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

The hiring hourly for the position is $22.21-$29.04 based on experience. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving in the Development department.


A comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan available to extend to domestic partner, spouse, and/family. DAM 100% paid Life STD/LTD. Generous sick and vacation time. Two weeks paid parental leave. Ten Flexible floating holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. A free RTD Eco pass. A free membership to the DAM at the Family level.


The Museum believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of everyone from significant illness due to COVID-19 infection. As a condition of employment, employees must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on their first day of employment or receive an exemption or other reasonable accommodation due to circumstances protected under federal or state law that prevent the employee from being vaccinated. Employees are also mandated to receive a booster within 6 months of being fully vaccinated.



The Manager manages a portfolio of corporate prospects and donors and contributes to fundraising efforts by participating in corporate strategic planning and funding requests toward corporate acquisition efforts including prospect identification, research, and proposals for memberships and sponsorships of exhibitions, programs, and events. The Manager also stewards funders through timely benefit fulfillment recognition, reporting, and data management. S/he assists with the day-to-day operations of the Institutional Giving Department, providing high-quality support to the Institutional Giving team. S/he will work closely with the Director of Institutional Giving to support major sponsor benefit fulfillment. The Manager is responsible for meeting the annual fundraising goals for corporate membership acquisition and renewal, including management of membership benefits fulfillment, member communications, website information, and coordination with other department teams to maximize corporate partner engagement. Other duties include annual reporting in fulfillment of funding obligations for Institutional Giving; exhibitions reports, and credit line management to ensure accurate recognition as required and defined in sponsor, funding, and grant agreements.



  • Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations
  • Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives
  • Work with the Director Giving and the Chief Development Officer to determine fund raising goals for each major exhibition organized and/or presented by the museum.
  • In coordination with Director of Institutional Giving and Chief Development Officer, draft corporate proposals, develop and maintain a corporate portfolio and prospect list, and develop sponsor benefits packages appropriate to level of support.
  • Responsible for achieving annual corporate membership goal. Prepare regular reports summarizing the status of corporate membership program.
  • Responsible for supporting achievement annual departmental fundraising goals. Develop productive cross-departmental relationships to work with the marketing/PR, learning & engagement, membership, visitor services, and publications departments to ensure fulfillment of sponsorship requirements and to determine marketing/visibility agreements with sponsors, as needed.
  • Provide essential assistance for the implementation and fulfillment of corporate sponsor benefits, working closely with key members of the museum staff and sponsor representatives.
  • Coordinate and implement corporate partner recognition placement, with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Create and manage credit lines to ensure accurate and appropriate recognition on all funded exhibitions, programs, and events.
  • Manage information listed on museum web site, in ArtMail and in On & Off the Wall related to corporate fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent the Development Department with courtesy and professionalism throughout the museum, and externally.
  • Assist with and provide concierge services for corporate partners and prospects, as necessary.
  • Coordinate corporate partner events with the Development Events team. Coordinate with Director of Institutional Giving to be present for events, as needed.
  • Prepare thorough and timely benefit fulfillment reports.
  • Plan and implement stewardship activities, renewals, and new member solicitations for the Corporate Membership program, coordinating with the Membership Department as appropriate.
  • Assist with the preparation of corporate, foundation, and government proposals/grants.
  • Assist with committee, meeting, and leadership preparatory documents for the institutional giving team.
  • Compile prospect research reports on corporate, foundation, and government prospects, as requested.
  • Maintain ongoing list of corporate prospects utilizing a multitude of resources, including the Internet, Chamber of Commerce/Book of Lists, Development files, periodicals, professional contacts, and staff and volunteer input.
  • Prepare valuation reports for corporate sponsorship and membership benefits.
  • Prepare timely exhibition reports to be used for all funders across the Development Department.
  • Maintain integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database which includes updated biographical information and contact structure; uploading managing new and change of addresses; inputting new prospects; and ensuring all proposals and asks are entered.
  • Manage preferred programs including implementation, coordination with Sales & Services, and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with co-workers, donors, and organization leaders.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and organized.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize requests from multiple people in a timely manner.
  • Must have a sincere interest in philanthropy and stewarding donor relationships and investments, and a desire to work in a donor-centered culture that produces information, materials, and constituent experiences of the highest quality.
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred. Knowledge of basic standards for correspondence and communication, or ability to complete training or guidance for such.



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and 1-2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Personal computer – word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail software
  • The Raiser’s Edge


  • Environment: temperature-controlled environment
  • Activities: Sitting, standing, lifting, talking, hearing
  • Fast paced work environment
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and need to multi-task
  • Ability to flexibly work a 40 hour a week schedule (to be determined) with additional hours including weekends, holidays, and some evenings required.

The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment.  We are happy to consider adjustments to job responsibilities to ensure the right candidate will be successful.


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We know there is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate – Nor do we look for the right “fit” with us, we look for the add! We encourage you to apply for a role at the Denver Art Museum even if you do not meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We know that searching for a job can be stressful so we would like to give you an overview of the process to manage expectations. This role will require a phone screen, two interviews with hiring manager and panel that will be held in-person at the DAM or video.

Compensation: $22.21-$29.04

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