Job Title: Development Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will help foster a culture of philanthropy within the New Art Center by assisting in the design and implementation of the New Art Center’s overall fundraising efforts as well as managing and executing the day-to-day activities for the development department. The Development Manager will research prospects to help the Executive Director cultivate and steward donors. S/he/they will also work as a staff liaison with the Board Development committee to ensure that the board has tools and training and is fully engaged in the efforts to raise needed funds.
In addition to exceptional attention to detail, this position requires:
- A positive, helpful attitude and friendly etiquette while talking to students, faculty, community members and vendors
- Exceptional ability to multi-task and remain focused in a busy, high energy studio environment
- Ability to be self-directed and work alone when necessary
- Collaborate with Executive Director to create an annual development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
- Work with the Executive Director and Marketing Director to create a communication plan to promote the New Art Center and enhance engagement with fundraising activities; coordinate and facilitate the distribution of development communication
- Oversee Individual and Corporate Giving programs, including cultivating and stewarding New Art’s small to mid-level donors and developing sponsorships/benefits for corporate supporters
- Identify and develop prospects; work with Executive Director and board to expand potential donor base for major donors and corporate supporters
- Work with Executive Director to plan and implement programs and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement
- Build relationships through phone calls, personalized emails, individual visits, event attendance and other communication(s).
- Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities to ensure that goals are met; prepare/maintain forecasts & progress reports
- Maintain records/data in the database; ensure donations are processed in a timely fashion and donors receive correct and personal acknowledgements of their gifts.
- Liaise with book keeper and supervise interns as needed
- Responsibilities also include writing grants, proposals, reports, appeals, solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, developing supporting materials, and planning donor meetings
- Other duties as assigned
Experience and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2+ years of progressive development experience required
- 2+ years’ experience with Office, Email Marketing Services, Quickbase, FileMaker Pro or similar database required
- Excellent organizational and research skills and solid attention to detail
- Enthusiasm for community building through art
- Excellent written and communication skills required as well as a great memory for detail
Salary range: $48,000 – $50,000 annually
New Art Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and unequivocally supports racial equality, racial justice and racial equity. The position is full-time, exempt with generous paid time off, and short-term disability insurance.
Our organization offers a supportive culture that takes art and artists seriously. We serve over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops. Our faculty includes some of the region’s most esteemed art educators. In two facilities that are welcoming and conveniently located, as well as online, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that has served children, teens and adults at all skill levels since 1977.