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4 Jun 2018

Full-Time Development Director

Arts for Learning San Diego  San Diego, California, United States

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Job Description

QUALIFICATIONS

The Development Director will possess excellent written and oral communication skills. This preferred candidate will be self-directed and able to generate and implement a strategic development program in organization with fundamentally young fundraising program with a focus on contributed income, corporate sponsorships and individual giving. Must have a passion for the mission of Arts for Learning San Diego and a collaborative spirit to work together with the Executive Director, Committees, Board of Directors and team to realize our ambitious vision for the future.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Previous 2-3 years professional fundraising experience a plus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prospect research, including the identification, research, cultivation of donors and sponsors for all point-of-entry and donor events
  • Locates or proposes potential organizational sponsorships by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities
  • Arrange meetings with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them, including hosting them at programs that spotlight the organizational services and mission
  • Develop relationships with major donors, identifying new potential major donors and nurturing relationships
  • Attend relevant fundraising forums, events, etc.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors, including monthly giving
  • Follow-up communications with donors, sponsors, corporations, foundations, etc.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings, and annual fundraising drives (Giving Tuesday, etc.)
  • Research on fundraising, including readings, discussion with staff, and consultation with development staff at other Young Audiences affiliates
  • Establish and maintain gift recognition programs
  • Data tracking of organizational statistics of fundraising, info-graphics, donor details, etc. for full engagement
  • Manage the implementation of Salesforce information and oversee data entry and gift processing and reporting
  • Oversee organizational special events, including all event and fundraising goals with associated committees – including management of logistics and communications; Provide management and oversight of any fundraisers
  • Serve as the lead liaison for the Development/Marketing Committee Committee working closely with the committee to ensure maximum impact (maintaining minutes, calendar & agendas for same)
  • Work with board members Provide coordination of special events and socials as needed and generate new ways to cultivate patrons and donors through additional annual events with support from the Executive Director
  • Research and approach trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to the organization. Work closely with Grant Writer and Executive Director for foundational and governmental support (especially targeted to unrestricted/operational/capacity building/capital opportunities).
  • Coordinate the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors’ expectations
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for fundraising projects
  • Research and approach trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to the organization. Work closely with Grant Writer and Executive Director for foundational and governmental support (especially targeted to unrestricted/operational/capacity building/capital opportunities).
  • Coordinate the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors’ expectations

Supervises and/or coordinates with volunteers and contractors to:

  • Design campaigns using direct mail, email, websites, telemarketing, brochures, and marketing collateral
  • Ensure that key strategic messages are communicated effectively to target audiences via general marketing, communications and branding (develop and implement marketing timelines for all major events)
  • Effect Media relations; Social Media and Press Releases, etc.
  • Manage all external and internal marketing relationships ensuring benefit fulfillment on both sides
  • Ensure the branding and messaging of all departments, to provide a consistent look and feel of all messages and to ensure that even when different, those messages have continuity

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Communication skills: writing dynamic funding proposals and inspiring people to commit to the organization
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the organization
  • Communicating with the public: online, via the media, through direct mail, newsletters, publications, reports, etc.
  • Administrative duties: updating databases, preparing reports, monitoring income and expenditure
  • Liaising with copywriter, printer etc. to produce fundraising promotional material, Annual Report, etc
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Interpersonal skills: you will be constantly interacting with people, persuading them of the value of your organization
  • Resilience and flexibility

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Full-time staff, approximately 40 hours per month (may vary according to activities schedule)
  • Vacation, Holidays, Healthcare, etc
  • Salary ($50,000 – $60,000)

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Please send cover letter, resume (or curriculum vitae) and list of 3 references.

by June 17, 2018 to:

  • By email (preferred):

julia@artsforlearningsd.org

(Single PDF file attachment preferred.)

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, arts, development, director, fund-raising, and media. States: California.


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