Oklahoma Contemporary

Development Officer

Oklahoma Contemporary seeks a highly skilled, experienced and results-oriented fundraising professional for the role of Development Officer. The Development Officer is responsible for building and expanding Oklahoma Contemporary’s major gift fundraising program. The Development Officer will personally manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. This position will work closely with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director and other staff to strategize on the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors. This position will focus on discovery, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects with a giving capacity of $10,000 and higher.

Job Duties

Major Gifts: The Development Officer will work to cultivate relationships with prospective individual major gift donors that result in gifts to the annual fund, event/exhibition sponsorships or upper-tier membership programs (Contemporary Society/Corporate Council). They will actively work to convert past capital campaign donors to ongoing supporters of the organization. This position will include prospect research, engaging and preparing community volunteers or senior staff to make solicitations and managing an individual portfolio of donors and prospective donors.

Planned Giving: Working with the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Development Officer will build a robust planned-giving strategy for the organization, working with Communications staff to create messaging, targeting prospects and building an annual planned-giving campaign.

Grants: The Development Officer will maintain a small portfolio of prospective grant funders (foundations and corporations) in addition to a primary portfolio made up of individuals and families. In collaboration with other team members, they will prepare and submit grant proposals, reports and other documentation.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Requirements

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Other Requirements and Working Conditions

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter here.

About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.

Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.

We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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