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Manager, Annual Giving and Capital Campaign

The Manager of Annual Giving and Capital Campaign works closely with the Director of Advancement to help ensure that the organization has resources to advance its mission and to build support for this internationally acclaimed art destination and renowned Houston landmark. The Manager is responsible for the implementation and management of the Annual Fund and the special project Opening Spaces capital campaign for the Rothko Chapel. This position is full-time and reports directly to the Director of Advancement (DA).  

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Annual Fund and Special Events:

• Work with the DA to develop an annual plan for all cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies in support of advancement goals

• Work with the DA to manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects

• Execute all direct mail, phone and email solicitations as well as produce and analyze results

• Create and distribute progress reports to the Board of Directors and Development Committee as requested by the DA

• Coordinate with Database Manager to ensure accuracy of donor information and the donor database 

• Ensure that annual fund strategies are fully informed and supported by current donor and prospect data

• Staff and work with Events Committee to plan and produce successful fundraising events

• Manage all logistics of special events and donor receptions 

• Send pledge reminders and gift acknowledgement letters 

Capital Campaign:

• Support major donor work including arranging meetings with donors, preparing meeting materials, follow-up from donor meetings, and assisting with stewardship and cultivation activities

• Manage the prospect list and assist prospect identification and research on individual, foundation and corporate donors including the identification of asking levels where needed in conjunction with campaign fundraising consultants.

• Assist in the preparation of campaign proposals, grant applications, other correspondence and written materials including editing/proofing support

• Provide support and staffing for the Campaign Steering Committee including the preparation of campaign agendas and materials in consultation with fundraising consultants, taking meeting minutes and following-up on action items

• Support the development of campaign promotional materials, prepare solicitation packets for volunteers and staff, and help with execution of public relations/communications plan for the campaign

• Send pledge reminders and gift acknowledgement letters

• In collaboration with fundraising consultants, prepare monthly reports for communication with the Campaign Committee and for reconciliation with the Finance department. 

Director of Advancement Support:

• Provide support for committee meetings 

• Provide support for the production of the annual report

• Maintain Advancement sections of Chapel website, updating relevant content

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement


• Bachelor’s degree  

• Minimum 3 years professional fundraising experience required

• Experience with major gifts preferred

• A personal interest in the nonprofit environment of mission-driven institutions and a commitment to the mission and core values of Rothko Chapel 

• Customer-service orientation and consistently applied excellence as a standard internally and externally

• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, web applications, and an understanding of the role of technology in fundraising

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

• Self-directed approach to work with the ability to take initiative and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment

• Strong project management and time management skills

• Ability to work collaboratively with a team

• High level of professionalism working with variety of stakeholders

• Knowledge of fundraising concepts and general philanthropic principles 

To apply, please email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to hr@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.

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Our interns are involved in activities that can range from office support to more substantive projects, depending on the needs of the organization and your skills.

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internship opportunities

The Rothko Chapel is always looking for dedicated individuals who possess a strong interest in the areas of art, spirituality, and human rights, and who seek to gain valuable experience working within a non-profit organization. Internship opportunities are made available on a case-by-case basis, and are customized depending on the applicant’s area of interests, skills and past work experience, and duration of commitment, availability, and the organizations’ needs.


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June – August

Archives Intern - Summer 2019


The Rothko Chapel seeks an enthusiastic intern to work in the Rothko Chapel archives. The unpaid internship provide an invaluable opportunity for a student or post-grad interested in pursuing studies or a career in archives, library science, or the non-profit sector. The Rothko Chapel Archive contains over 400,000 items stored in archival quality boxes and filing cabinets documenting the Chapel’s history since its founding in 1971. The summer internship will consist of a variety of tasks in support of the ongoing maintenance and strengthening of the Rothko Chapel Archive. The intern will process collections, catalog and process books, help prepare information and collections for research, and perform any other function necessary to the operation of the Rothko Chapel Archive. This internship position reports to the Director of Programs and Community Engagement. 


•    Process incoming and backlogged collections by accessioning them into the main collection.  
•    Organizing archival materials 
•    Re-housing documents in acid-free folders and containers
•    Arrange, describe, and manage inventory using ArchivesSpace
•    Assist researchers on-site electronically with reference requests
•    Lift boxes of no more than 50 lbs.
•    Manage the digitization of the collection, using internal and external resources as needed


•    Strong organizational skills required
•    Must be detail oriented with excellent research skills
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Ability to work independently with little or no supervision 
•    Ability to work in a team and to prioritize projects
•    Goal oriented with exceptional time management 
•    Competency working with databases and in Microsoft Office systems
•    Experience working in archives or libraries is preferred


Unpaid/Volunteer Internship (June-August 2019) with the possibility of an extension

Work an average of 20 hours per week (schedule is flexible)

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to hr@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

The Rothko Chapel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.