DiverseWorks seeks Development Director/Manager
Development Director/Manager (title commensurate with experience)
The Development Director/Manager organizes and implements a comprehensive development program, which includes planning and coordinating all fundraising activities; overseeing individual, corporate, and foundation donor relations; grant writing and reporting; and managing special events. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director/Manager creates an annual fundraising plan and implements strategies to meet realistic but aggressive income goals.
• Work with the Executive Director to determine fundraising objectives and implement short- and long-term strategies to increase philanthropic support from all sectors.
• Develop and maintain fundraising schedules, database, and tracking systems; ensure plans are implemented, goals achieved, and timely reports generated.
• Identify and cultivate new donor prospects from all sectors; oversee stewardship of existing donors.
• Produce proposals for corporations and foundations and directly solicit funding from individual donors, corporations, and other sources.
• Develop strategies to recruit and retain individual and corporate members with distinct benefits and programming.
• Coordinate monthly renewal letters and fulfill benefits for members.
• Manage annual fundraising gala and art auction, including logistics, promotions, underwriting, and coordinating volunteer committees.
• Develop grant proposals to federal, state, and municipal agencies; corporate foundations; and private foundations; track and fulfill compliance for all awards.
• Maintain donor prospect records and information; prepare necessary reports, recognition materials, and mailing lists.
• Work with Board of Directors on special initiatives.
• Be a visible community representative for the DiverseWorks.
Desired Position Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and strong interest in contemporary visual and performing art
• Experience in the fundamentals of development and development operations; two years of development and fundraising experience preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of local and national art funding sources
• Record of successful experience in customer relations
• Previous experience with volunteer boards or committees
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail
• Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively
• Strong computer and social media skills
• Flexibility to be able to attend evening and weekend events
This is a full-time, exempt position with full benefit package. Salary and title are commensurate with experience and proven results.
To apply: please email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28, 2013.
All applications are acknowledged by email upon receipt. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
DiverseWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.
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