Monday, January 23, 2017
JOB POSTING: Director of Development
The Umbrella Community Arts Center seeks an energetic and highly innovative professional to round out our team and to fill the open full-time position of Director of Development. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in all aspects of our fundraising efforts.
The Umbrella is growing and expanding; attracting more and more people to the Arts through our five programs. Our Arts Education program registers over 1,600 students per year. 1,300 people participate in our Arts & Environment celebrations, and last year we sold 16,000 tickets to Performing Arts events. In addition, Open Studio weekends, which celebrate our 56 studio artists, bring in over 2,000 community members, and we are proud to have over 275 volunteers who contributed over 3,500 hours of service last year.
Our annual giving goals are projected to increase over the next five years as we grow programs and continue to work towards a major renovation and reconstruction of our space. We are in the midst of a major capital campaign and have successfully achieved 60% of the goal through gifts and pledges.
The selected candidate can expect the full support of the Board and staff. S/He will be working most closely with the Executive Director and Development Committee Chair, and will supervise a Director of Annual Giving and a Development Associate.
Major categories of responsibility will include:
Leading the Development staff to strategize and implement all fundraising initiatives, including:
- Annual giving
- Business sponsorships
- Foundation and grant requests
Events to include:
- Annual fundraising Gala
- Donor events
- Prospect cultivation receptions
Working with Board and Staff, capital campaign responsibilities to include donor relations, prospect research, and solicitation planning.
Work with the Development Committee and others to identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals, private foundations, government, and corporate sources, including sponsorships for various programs.
Annual budgeting for Development office.
Ensure accurate and up-to-date tracking of annual giving and campaign information and goals; provide progress reports on a regular basis.
Integrate Capital Campaign activities with Annual Appeal and other fundraising events to achieve a successful campaign.
Support the work of relevant Board committees and other staff and artists to plan, promote, and execute a variety of special events designed to attract contributions or raise the organization’s profile and/or expand fundraising capacity.
- 10 years experience working in Development, preferably in the arts
- Experience working collaboratively with other staff, management, donors, community members, volunteers, and board members
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in use of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office software.
- Availability to attend early morning and evening events as required.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Please e-mail a single PDF document to include cover letter, resume and professional references to: