National Gallery of Art Development Associate for Foundation Giving in Washington, District Of Columbia
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.
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- 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 Gallery’s 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 institution’s 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.
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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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 NF-301-7, 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 Department of Education website.
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.
AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
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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 résumé 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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Public Trust - Background Investigation
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application, including all required supporting documentation (see "Required Documentation" section) no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish and submit your application before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
- You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
- You must have a completed resume associated with your USAJOBS account.
- Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
- You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the National Gallery of Art's application tracking system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
- You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
- You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure whether your documents went through, please contact the Agency Contact listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
- IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received!
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.
Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
- Return to USAJOBS and log in to your account.
- In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
- You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
- If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Online" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
- You will be directed back to NGA's application tracking system where you can make changes, or you can click "Withdraw Application" to remove your application from being considered.
- If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button), please contact the Agency Contact listed on this announcement during normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number.
- If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.firstname.lastname@example.org. Regretfully, NGA cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account. We regret that we are unable to support any issue with USAJOBS, as this service is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management exclusively.
- If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the Agency Contact listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation. Resumes and/or supporting documentation alone will not be considered without the inclusion of a hard copy application packet. The complete package is due no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the closing date of this announcement.
Agency contact information
National Gallery of Art 4th and ConstitutionAve., NW Washington, District of Columbia 20565 United States
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When the vacancy announcement closes we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS, input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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- Privacy Act
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- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510696000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/28/2018
Pay scale & grade: NF 07
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time