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Research Manager MoMA

Research Manager - MoMA


  • Prepares detailed donor and prospect profiles and provides strategy development and prospect management support for fundraising staff/relationship managers, curatorial departments, and the General Counsel’s office for the Museum’s Nominating Committee.

  • Manages research work flow and prioritizes projects for research staff.

  • In coordination with the director of Major Gifts and Campaign, participates in recruitment for select open positions and makes hiring recommendations or decisions for staff vacancies and internships; supervises assigned staff on daily basis, providing relevant training, feedback, guidance, professional development, etc.; ensures compliance with and comprehension of Museum policies and relevant collective bargaining agreement; manages the constructive discipline process, as warranted; conducts annual performance reviews with direct staff; etc.

  • Proactively identifies new prospects and recommends courses of action. Analyzes and summarizes information to support the cultivation and solicitation of top prospects and the highest-level donors and trustees.  Demonstrates sensitivity in handling confidential information.

  • Oversees the use and distribution of wealth-screen information and works across Development to assist with list pulls for segmented mailings to various constituents for a range of solicitation strategies.

  • Updates and maintains non-gift information on prospects and donors in the donor database and develops tracking systems for reporting and donor cultivation.

  • Works on special prospect research projects as requested, particularly for the Office of the Director, the General Counsel, and various curatorial departments.

  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.


  • Bachelor’s degree with three or more years experience in prospect research or equivalent.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with strong attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to produce under deadlines and work effectively and collaboratively with many teams

  • across the Museum

  • Proficiency with internet resources, Salesforce, Lexis-Nexis, Foundation Center resources,

  • iWave, Blackbaud ResearchPoint, other reference materials

  • Microsoft Office Suite a plus

  • An interest in art preferred

Please include a cover letter and list salary expectations. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.