Manager/ Senior Manager, Partnership & Patronage (P&P)

Full time

THE ROLE

SAM is offering a seasoned fundraiser the unique opportunity to contribute to our development efforts for the long-term sustainability of the museum. You will need to possess a proven track record, demonstrate a robust network, and exhibit strong acumen to raise significant funds for SAM’s operations and expansion. You will work closely with a small but dynamic Partnership & Patronage (P&P) team to cultivate and provide stewardship of corporate and individual partners including donors, sponsors and patrons. Only suitable and serious applicants will be shortlisted through a written assignment.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will be the main officer in charge of these functions but will be supported by existing team members.


Secure major gifts for SAM

  • Source and cultivate key prospects for significant donations
  • Effectively transition prospective donors to major donors
  • Work closely with key departments to strategize approaches and develop relevant pitches
  • Provide effective stewardship of donors, including regular updates and ensuring internal project implementation fulfils external contractual obligations
  • Develop hosting opportunities that generate leads and grow relationships with existing and potential partners


Manage the Annual Giving Patrons’ Programme

  • Source and cultivate patrons for SAM’s annual giving programme
  • Effectively steward patrons to secure patron retention and renewal
  • Develop hosting opportunities to engage existing and potential patrons
  • Organise overseas patron trips to key international art events once every two years
  • Leverage established personal networks to expand SAM’s patrons database


General Administration and Communications

  • Manage regular and necessary paperwork including preparing weekly meetings and reports, contracts, appreciation letters, eDMs, impact reports and quotations
  • Maintain and update of databases and donation portals
  • Observe due procurement processes to ensure necessary paperwork is submitted to finance department to process all incoming monies and to generate tax relief receipts
  • Act as Secretariat to Development Committee: Participate and assist in the thrice-yearly Development Committee meetings through preparing meeting agenda and minutes
  • Conceptualize effective and innovative fundraising campaigns


SAM Biennial Fundraising Dinner

  • Assist the team and events company in executing a successful SAM Fundraising Dinner once every two years
    • Solicit sponsored services and auction items
    • Secure contributions for tables and seats

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree holder with relevant experience in development, fundraising, sponsorship or donor relations
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written) with intuitive interpersonal skills
  • Well-organised, with strong process management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • A team player, empathetic, outgoing and personable, adept in different social settings and able to network effectively
  • Has a positive attitude, is resilient, resourceful and willing to learn
  • Driven, goal-oriented self-starter who can learn and adapt quickly and work industriously under minimal supervision
  • Ability to project manage several projects simultaneously and meet firm deadlines under pressure
  • Strong planning and critical-thinking abilities
  • Proficient at Excel and PowerPoint and able to efficiently manage databases
  • Wide network of appropriate contacts
  • Familiarity and interest in the arts & cultural sector
  • Strong references a necessity


Please send your application to [email protected]. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.