Individual Giving Officer

Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, California



The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAM) is one of the premier fine arts museums in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one of the largest in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. With a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years, it offers one of the world’s most striking and complete presentations of Asian art. As Asia’s prominence on the global stage continues to grow, the AAM’s mission, collections, and geographic location uniquely position it to spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.

The AAM has embarked on a major multi-year effort to transform the Museum and will invest significantly over the coming decade in a new portfolio of programs, exhibitions, and visitor experience enhancements, as well as expanded facilities that increase its ability to achieve its brand promise – awaken the past, inspire the next. Construction is wrapping up on the centerpiece of this transformation: a new, 13,000-square-foot exhibition Pavilion and Art Terrace. Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, the Pavilion will allow the Museum to increase the number of temporary exhibitions offered each year and create dedicated spaces for contemporary art experiences. The Art Terrace will provide 7,300 square feet of outdoor space for art, live performances, and other special events throughout the day and evening. The transformation will also facilitate new approaches to displaying masterpieces in the Museum’s collection galleries, upgrade education classrooms, and employ new digital technologies for enhanced interpretation.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Legacy Giving, the Individual Giving Officer (IG) manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors for the Jade Circle (annual gifts of $5,000 to $24,999) – a total of approximately 185 donor households. This position manages the volunteer committee for Jade Circle, working closely with leaders of this group to enhance donor engagement and grow the Jade Circle program. As a vital member of the Individual Gifts team, this position provides project support for the team, and the Development division as a whole, with attention to detail, organization, and deadlines.

The Individual Giving Officer works to develop and deepen the relationships between individual donors and the museum for the long-term benefit of the museum. This position must be resourceful and work well with a diverse group of donors being responsive to their needs and concerns. The Individual Giving Officer is expected to solicit donors directly, and direct and assist volunteers in solicitation. This position may represent the department on internal committees, as well as representing the museum with outside groups. Working under broad direction, the IG is required to apply independent judgment to complex tasks within specialized areas.

Reports To

Director of Individual and Legacy Giving



  • Develops strategy to achieve maximum growth and manages a personal portfolio of individuals who give $5,000 to $24,999 annually, overseeing prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for the Jade Circle. Manages the income and expense budgets for Jade Circle.
  • Coordinates with the Development Associate for Individual Giving in completing the day-to-day operations of Jade Circle.
  • Drafts solicitations, acknowledgements, and other correspondence; prepares printed publications, periodic mailings, and donor reports; and oversees the production of new Jade Circle collateral.
  • In coordination with volunteer leadership and the Membership and Information Systems departments, manages the annual renewal and acquisition campaigns and prospect management for Jade Circle.
  • Works with Donor Stewardship Manager in planning and implementation of donor cultivation and fulfillment events and programs.
  • Assists the Chief Philanthropy Officer with restricted fundraising, sometimes qualifying prospects and/or taking the lead in soliciting prospects for restricted gifts for exhibitions, education programs, and other funds.
  • Partners with the Director of Individual and Legacy Giving to identify and solicit legacy giving prospects.
  • Creates and implements a new online strategy for the Jade Circle program.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years of solid experience in fundraising, including experience working directly with leadership and volunteers; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, experience drafting fundraising correspondence preferred; professional demeanor; strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; sense of humor
  • Proven ability to personally solicit donors for annual gifts, sustain and grow donor relationships
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics; understanding of nonprofit environments
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize workload in a fast-paced environment; maintain several projects of equal priority simultaneously; sustain focus, productivity, and accuracy under pressure
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; knowledge of PowerPoint desirable
  • Experience using fundraising database software; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • High-level administrative and management skills; good research, planning, analytical, problem-solving, organizational skills; strong follow-through
  • Ability to work independently, using good judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative; tolerate ambiguity; respond to multiple demands; direct others
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the general public
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed for events or deadlines
  • Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropy is desirable
  • Knowledge of Asian art and culture a plus


Competitive compensation and benefits package

How to Apply

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The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

Asian Art Museum


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations