Under the direction of the Director, Leadership Gifts, and the Director, Institutional Relations, the Development Associate supports two key program areas within Development spanning work with individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors. The Development Associate provides high-level support, including creating and updating solicitation roadmaps, managing data in the donor database, and compiling reports, event lists, and budget activity for both teams. Additional responsibilities include coordinating team meetings, drafting correspondence, supporting mailings, electronic filing, and other duties as requested.

Essential Functions:

• Provide operational support for the Leadership Gifts and Institutional Relations teams

• Manage solicitation roadmaps, prospect portfolios, and exhibition sponsorships by entering and extracting information to and from the fundraising database

• Prepare reports as needed for development and related activity areas

• Draft gift acknowledgements and other correspondence

• Manage benefits fulfillment for corporate membership and corporate sponsorship

• Support corporate partner events (3-5 per year)

• Serve as a liaison to the Director’s office as related to the prioritization and scheduling of donor visits, including: tracking the Director’s scheduled donor visits for monthly meetings with the Director’s office staff and supporting the coordination of the Director’s travel itinerary to New York, Florida, and elsewhere as needed

• Coordinate event invitation lists for exhibition openings, lecture receptions, and development dinners, etc.

• Attend events to greet and guide guests

• Track the Leadership Gifts and Institutional Relations budget expenditures


• Bachelor’s degree required

• One to three years of office experience preferred, as well as a general knowledge of non-profit fundraising

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent writer

• Strong professional demeanor and interpersonal skills

• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and work in a fast-paced environment

• Proven ability to work both independently and as a team player

• Solid working knowledge of PC-based Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required; high level of comfort with database systems and an ability to extract data for the purpose of management reporting

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.




Full Time


35.00 hours per week

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm


December 22, 2017