Posted on February 2, 2012
Director of Development
Idyllwild Arts Foundation
Idyllwild Arts Foundation - Director of Development
Idyllwild Arts, which includes Idyllwild Arts Academy and Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, has initiated a search for a Director of Development.
Idyllwild Arts is a co-ed boarding and day school for 275 students in grades 9-12. The Summer Program, founded in 1950, is an eight-week program that brings more than nearly 2,000 children, teens, and adults to Idyllwild each summer. The Academy was established in1986 to extend the Summer Program's commitment to the arts through the only boarding high school for the arts on the west coast. The school has developed into an exceptional high school for pre-professional training in the arts combined with high academic standards and a residential life curriculum.
Idyllwild graduates attend the top colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, and the very best conservatories and art schools, such as Juilliard, Curtis, New England Conservatory of Music, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Many have established celebrated careers as artists. The arts disciplines include dance, music, visual arts, theatre, moving pictures and creative writing. Students may major in any one discipline or combine their interests in an interdisciplinary arts major.
Under general direction of the President, to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive development program for Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. The incumbent will work closely with the Board of Governors and Trustees, community leaders, and staff to develop programs. Internally, the incumbent will implement, maintain, and strengthen communication and relationships between Idyllwild Arts programs and departments. The Director of Development is a member of the Executive Council, will coordinate the board Advancement Committee, and other committees as assigned by the President.
Responsibilities include building and sustaining personal, professional and organizational relationships, with both internal and external constituents on regional, national and international levels. Supervises six seasoned development professionals. Idyllwild Arts raises $3.28 Million annually (60% from foundations, 40% from individuals); and is in a $30 Million capital campaign.
Examples of Essential Duties
- Actively manages a portfolio of principal, leadership, major gifts prospects and donors through active participation in their cultivation,solicitation, and stewardship. Personally solicits $500,000 per year towards annual giving.
- Assists the President in establishing and coordinating his portfolio of donors and prospects.
- Develops and implements a strategic, comprehensive development program.
- Establishes department operating plan with annual goals, objectives, and strategies for development programs and events management.
- Develops and administers the Development Department budget.
- Builds strong and effective relationships between Idyllwild Arts Board members, executives, academic leaders, key volunteers, and external audiences including donors, parents, alumni, business, media, and community leaders.
- Provides executive leadership and management in the planning, preparation, and implementation of Idyllwild Arts capital campaigns.
- Focuses development department's activities on securing annual and capital gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations and developing alumni and parent relationships.
- Implements and manages the administrative organization necessary to achieve development objectives. Actively manages a portfolio of principal, leadership, and major gift prospects and donors through active participation in their cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Oversees development of solicitation materials, case statements, and other publications.
- Other duties as assigned by the President or Board of Governors.
Thorough Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of planning and implementing comprehensive development programs.
- Planning and implementation techniques for major capital campaigns and annual giving campaigns of substantial size and scope.
- Management and supervision techniques of professional level staff.
- Techniques and programs to recruit volunteers and community members to support development.
- Unique requirements of development programs involving the fine arts.
- Non-profit corporate governance.
- Build productive long-term relationships both internally and externally.
- Plan, organize, and establish goals, objectives, and priorities.
- Evaluate program effectiveness, produce accurate information, maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; establish and maintain effective interpersonal communication within the Idyllwild Arts community.
- Make public presentations.
- Recruit, lead, and motivate staff.
- Use and direct staff in current computer software programs used to facilitate and analyze development programs.
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field. CFRE, masters degree and arts development experience preferred.
- Extensive full time experience (i.e., at least 10 years) in development work with progressively responsible experience. A proven record of success in solicitation of major gifts, significant hands on experience supporting and managing non-profit boards and/or other volunteers, and successful experience as a manager of people and processes with a commitment to professional development.
A generous salary and benefit plan is offered.
Idyllwild Arts believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws
Please email all resumes and CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org