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Development Associate For Foundation Giving

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National Gallery Of Art Washington , DC 20001

Posted 3 months ago



The Development Associate for Foundation Giving is responsible for assisting with identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors from the private sector to meet the priority needs of the National Gallery of Art as identified by the Director and Board of Trustees. The incumbent coordinates reports and monitors reporting requirements for foundation and individual donors, and assists with other tasks as assigned.


The incumbent:
Works with senior development staff to ensure that major donors are stewarded in an ongoing manner and in a way that adheres to their specific reporting requirements.
Tracks reporting requirements for major gifts from foundations and individuals and prepares periodic reporting schedules for the offices of development and the treasurer.

Helps identify, research, and assess local and national foundation prospects who have indicated an interest in art and who have a capacity to make gifts of $100,000+.

Works with development officers for major gifts and foundation giving and other staff throughout the Gallery, as needed, to assist with developing creative solicitation strategies that will result in the successful attainment of the Gallerys fundraising goals.
Assists development officers for major gifts and foundation giving with maintaining records of correspondence and other contact with donors.

Develops and maintains an understanding of all facets of the institutions permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational offerings, and other activities in order to maximize potential opportunities and ways to engage current and prospective donors.

Carries out other responsibilities when assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship or National
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
All required documents must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on closing date.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Physical requirements: Work is primarily sedentary; however, some walking is required to go to other offices in the Gallery.


Candidates must meet the Qualifications Standards Handbook requirements for the, which requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the federal GS-5 level helping to manage and implement the daily operations of a foundation or major gifts program.

An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Applicants must describe their possession of each of these factors individually in a one to two page cover letter as a part of their application.
Knowledge of fundraising theories, strategies, and practices, particularly those pertaining to foundation giving.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals both verbally and in written form.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with Gallery staff and outside contractors.
Ability to see projects through from inception to completion, work independently, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and be attentive to detail.
Knowledge of computer databases, (such as Raiser's Edge and Blackbaud products), Excel spreadsheet management, and word processing.


Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the .

Additional information

The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

EEO Policy:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy:

Veterans Information:

Selective Service Registration:

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Best-qualified candidates will be determined by their personal, educational and work experience indicated in your rsum and in their supplemental information relative to the factors listed above.

If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', for the position accordingly.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

  1. Cover letter - One to two pages describing your possession of each of the listed job factors (Be sure to also specify which employment position, shown in your resume, provides evidence of each job factor.)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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