Associate Director, Major Gifts

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, California


The Associate Director, Major Gifts is a unique opportunity in career advancement for an experienced, motivated fundraising professional to join the leadership team of a dynamic development department at one of San Francisco’s most respected cultural institutions. California Academy of Sciences is a world-class museum, scientific research institute, and academic institution with an array of mission-driven initiatives with global impacts. This person works closely with the Director of Leadership Philanthropy, Associate Director of Planned Gifts, and Chief Philanthropy Officer to create innovative donor strategies to achieve team and divisional goals, contributing to the overall Leadership Philanthropy contributed revenue goal of $18+ million in annual support.  Reporting to the Director, Leadership Philanthropy, the Associate Director manages a team of Gift Officers to solicit significant gifts from donors in the Bay Area and nationwide to support the Academy’s core museum as well as forward-thinking major initiatives. This is a full-time position.