For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.
Leads the Annual Fund for The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with oversight from the Executive Director of Individual Giving for an award-winning, top-ranked school of art and design. Responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals and working with the Development Coordinator and Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations to implement new tiered giving and loyalty societies, recurring giving and text-to-give. Maintains a portfolio of leadership annual fund donors. Supports the Executive Director, Individual Giving, with all aspects of the Individual Giving program at SAIC including moving qualified annual fund donors into major portfolios and developing innovative special projects to engage alumni and friends in the annual fund. Looking for experience managing annual funds and someone who brings energy, an open mind and love of the arts to their work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads the Annual Fund for SAIC including, working closely with the Executive Director and Development Coordinator on appeals, acknowledgements and stewardship.
Manages a portfolio of annual fund leadership donors.
Coordinates with the Associate Director for Stewardship on all donor relations and stewardship events and reports for annual fund donors.
Point of contact for Raisers Edge updates and systems, prepares materials in partnership with the data and research team for Portfolio Review meetings.
Represents the Office of Institutional Advancement at a multitude of meetings and events each year.
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. It is encyclopedic in nature with strong holdings across all media, all traditions and all ages. The Art Institute is particularly recognized for its extraordinary Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American collections, among other aspects of its holdings. In a...ddition to housing its permanent collection, it typically stages 35-40 special exhibitions a year. In 2014, it was named by TripAdvisor travelers as the number one museum in the world, a remarkable recognition that speaks not only to the quality of the collection but to the entirety of the visitor experience.
The Art Institute welcomes between 1,400,000 and 1,800,000 visitors a year and has a membership of 100,000. The museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $110 million.
Founded in 1879, the Art Institute grew with the success of Chicago and quickly attained world class stature given the strength of its collection. The Art Institute has expanded several times in its history, most recently and notably with the opening in 2009 of the 264,000 square foot Modern Wing designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano. The addition has been critically important to the museum as it not only provided much needed gallery space, but also allowed the Art Institute to reorganize its galleries to present the collection in a more logical and accessible fashion. The new addition also includes one of the largest education facilities at any museum and this center has allowed the Art Institute to expand its already impressive array of offerings.