Posted on July 4, 2012
Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts - Development Manager
The Development Manager will work with the Executive Director and staff of a vibrant Dupont Circle-based contemporary visual arts organization to manage broad based fundraising initiatives including individual giving campaigns, grant writing and research, corporate funding and sponsorships, board relations, special events, and a patron membership program. The Development Manager must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and flexible, and have experience with the Washington-area funding community.
- Research and prepare grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
- Manage grant calendar to ensure all reporting requirements and submission deadlines are met.
- Manage the Individual Giving Annual Campaign with the Executive Director; implement a systemized annual giving campaign for individual donors and refine process for tracking donors.
- Provide support to the Auction Committee for the annual Art Auction Gala - oversee WPA Auction Coordinator intern, manage ticket sales/donations and follow up, coordinate with venue, caterers, etc., provide additional support as needed.
- Work with the Executive Director and fundraising consultant to manage the overall fundraising plan and help develop approaches for broadening the funder base.
- Serve as contact point for Board of Directors; preparing materials for Board meetings, tracking Board pledges.
- Work with the Executive Director and fundraising consultant to develop and manage a patron level membership program.
Bachelors degree and 3-5 years of experience in developing and implementing successful fundraising programs or related experience in grants or corporate management. Knowledge of and experience working with the Washington, DC metro area donor community. Marketing/public relations experience related to promoting fundraising programs, and a basic understanding of databases. Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and team-building skills; a proven ability to administer programs in a non-profit organization; ability to work independently; willingness to work occasional evenings for events. Strong planning and analytical skills, coupled with an adventurous spirit, are a plus.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lisa Gold at email@example.com with Development Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please.