Gift Manager

Art museum seeks savvy development professional to serve as gift manager. Join an energetic team connecting people with nature through the living art of bonsai. As resident “development ace” you will be on the ground floor of growing the museum’s fund development program as you:

Coordinate donor cultivation

  • Assist in creating cultivation strategies
  • Schedule donor meetings; prepare donor briefings and contact reports
  • Organize and distribute solicitation and stewardship materials
  • Track moves management for staff and volunteer solicitor assignments, actions, requests, pledges, and gifts

Prepare written content and reports

  • Draft customized gift proposals, follow up letters and other correspondence
  • Craft acknowledgement messages
  • Provide assistance with grant, sponsor and other donor proposals

Support leadership

  • Create and distribute meeting notices, support materials and minutes
  • Organize and monitor volunteer assignments and follow-up

Identify potential donors

  • Conduct prospect research
  • Prepare prospect profiles for Executive Director and Board of Directors

Organize fundraising events

  • Plan, schedule, coordinate donor cultivation and stewardship events

Maintain donation systems

  • Design gift systems and processes for efficient, effective operations
  • Create standard and ad hoc reports

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and work proactively
  • Have exceptional communication skills: listening, oral and written
  • Be able to maintain good relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Have 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent
  • Be proficient with CRM databases and Microsoft Office


Reports to Executive Director

32 to 40 hours per week

Some evening and weekend work required

Salary DOE + generous benefit package


Pacific Bonsai Museum offers a beautiful work setting, an energetic staff and an engaged Board along with an easy commute from many locales in the South Sound region.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to by August 10. An optional 1-2 page writing sample would also be welcomed. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may be scheduled before the closing date.

Pacific Bonsai Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status.