The Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami’s fundraising efforts in the areas of membership, annual giving, mid-level donors, gift processing, donor relations, and stewardship.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with Director of Development, create and execute annual campaigns to acquire, steward, renew, and upgrade gifts between $1 and $10,000.
  • Process and acknowledge all gifts to the museum utilizing the donor management system.
  • Coordinate regular renewals, utilizing direct mail, email, and telephone solicitation. This includes drafting letter copy for different audience segments, preparing mailing lists and variable data.
  • Strategize and lead efforts with marketing department to develop membership promotions & materials.
  • Generate regular reports related to membership and annual giving.
  • Create, promote and execute periodic member events, including those related to exhibitions and signature museum events.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in a high-energy nonprofit environment or equivalent
  • Strong desire to work in a start-up environment
  • At least three years of fundraising, membership, and event coordination experience
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and coordinate standard professional correspondence and communications pieces
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills, with ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; warm and pleasant demeanor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with people of all levels and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain composure under time constraints
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve departmental goals
  • Proficiency in DonorPerfect (or similar system)

About The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami began as the Center for Contemporary Art or COCA, which was founded in January 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution and established through a City of North Miami ordinance. Featuring the work of local artists, COCA operated in a single gallery space in a modest municipal building.

Through the good offices of Congressman William Lehman (1913-2005), the City of North Miami was awarded $2.5 million grant from the federal agency for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create a center for contemporary art on municipal land in a prominent location in the heart of the city’s business district. Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey-Siegel Architects New York, with local firm Gelabert-Navia, designed the 23,000-square-foot, award-winning facility which opened in 1996 and was renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) in 1997 to reflect its expanded mission. MOCA is jointly governed by the City of North Miami of which it is a department, and by Museum of Contemporary Art, Inc. (MOCA Inc.), a 501(c)(3) entity overseen by a Board of Trustees.

Even before new building opened, MOCA became a collecting institution at a time when no other museum in Miami-Dade County was assembling a collection that documented contemporary art. MOCA’s reputation for discerning curatorial vision immediately attracted the support of South Florida’s community leaders who have made pivotal donations to MOCA’s collection. Today, after an institutional reorganization concluded in 2015, the collection totals 500 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, digital media, and mixed media installations created since 1955 by more than 250 artists. The collection belongs to the MOCA, Inc.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for its provocative exhibitions, for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time, and for its commitment to innovative educational programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Through its collecting and exhibitions, MOCA has also played a leadership role in championing South Florida artists by providing first museum exhibitions to several who have since achieved international renown, including Hernan Bas, Teresita Fernandez and Mark Handforth, among others.