Essential Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; three or more years of work experience may substitute.
- Three or more years’ demonstrated experience in a high-functioning development office at a museum, arts education organization, school, university or related institution. Experience with working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
- Major gift experience with daily productive interactions with board members, donors and prospects.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships.
- Power user experience with a relational donor database, preferably Tessitura.
- Ability to learn new topics and technologies quickly.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Strong management skills, creativity and attention to detail.
- Strong communication skills, including writing, editing and public speaking.
- Knowledge of current IRA charitable contribution regulations.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, with a strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Ability to interact effectively with all types of people, including Oklahoma Contemporary staff, volunteers, corporate and foundation executives and other influential members of the community.
- Proven ability to present information concisely and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- A self-starter who organizes and prioritizes the work of major gift fundraising.
- Ability to work independently while contributing to a team and shared goals.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
- Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use.
- Use of a computer, telephone and printer/copier daily.
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation.
- Physical requirements: combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis. Lifting modest weights (up to 30 pounds) may be required occasionally.
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.