Senior Development Officer

Washington D.C.
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The National Gallery of Art serves the United States in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Gallery activities are funded, in part, through an ongoing fundraising campaign, which is led and carried out by a high-performing development team. This position is responsible for eliciting major philanthropic gifts from the private sector to meet the priority needs of the Gallery as identified by the Director and the Board of Trustees. The incumbent reports to the Chief Development Officer.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-88B to persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. citizen or national
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Time-In-Grade requirement must be met by the closing date of announcement.
  • Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-1001-14. This requires 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. OR 1 full year of graduate level education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized experience is raising funds for an arts-based organization.

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

    • Ability to raise funds for a nonprofit organization.
    • Skill in developing strategies and long-range plans.
    • Skill in supervising others in the performance of technical and other duties.
    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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 Department of Education website.

    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: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

    The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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    The incumbent:

    • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospects within the target level of the Gallery’s giving programs with a focus on attracting major gifts of cash, art, or deferred gifts of either type from individuals.
    • Helps to identify local and national prospects for major gifts.
    • Oversees the major gift tracking and acknowledgment process for major gifts.
    • Sets short- and long-term goals for program direction and growth, and develops strategies to achieve these goals.
    • Ensures major giving activities are well-integrated with other fundraising and stewardship activities of the development office and helps the Gallery to achieve its overall development goals.
    • Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities.
    • Develops performance standards; evaluates work performance of subordinates; gives advice, counsel and/or instructions to employees on both work and administrative matters; interviews candidates for positions, recommends appointments, promotions, or reassignments.
    • Balances workload among employees to increase effectiveness of operations supervised.

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