Posted on July 17, 2012
Zamir Choral Foundation
Zamir Choral Foundation - Development Director
Title: Development Director
Responsible to: Founder and Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Summary: In consultation with the Founder and Director, the Development Director is responsible for –
- Overseeing and managing all fundraising plans and activities, including donor cultivation and stewardship, annual giving, special events, grantwriting, and volunteer programs
- Participating in the marketing, publicity, and promotional activities of the foundation, in relation to both development and program
- Participating in the development of policies, budgets, financial reports, fundraising plans, strategic plans and master calendars, and helping to oversee their implementation
The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of non-profit resource development and management within the Jewish community, with a proven track record of successful fundraising, financial management, and organizational development. A strong affinity for Jewish music is preferred.
- Fundraising: Develop and execute fundraising plans to meet strategic and annual goals. Work with Founder and Director, Board committees, staff, and other constituents to define feasible revenue-generating programs to meet annual budgets.
- Board Development: In consultation with the Founder and Director, work with the Board President and committee chairs to continually identify, cultivate, and recruit new board members, assist in their orientation and development, and assess their efforts. Attend all meetings of the Board and Board committees.
- Development-related Volunteer Programs: Ensure the effective development and oversight of all volunteer programs, including Board committees, special event volunteers, program volunteers, and administrative interns. Inspire a positive work environment and meaningful experiences for all volunteers.
- Marketing: Participate in the direction of marketing and promotional efforts of the foundation, particularly pertaining to fundraising and program development. Inform and contribute to efforts for marketing and publicity, including printed materials, electronic press releases, website, e-letters, and social network technologies.
- Management and Administration: Work closely with the board treasurer and Founder/Director in the development and implementation of business and communication systems to promote the foundation’s health. Systems relate to budget and financial statements, business office procedures, risk management, strategic plan implementation, staff management, and technology.
Minimum Qualifications and Required Experience:
- A minimum of five years experience in non-profit resource development.
- Master’s degree in arts management or non-profit business management, or its equivalent, preferred.
- Proven track record in broad-based non-profit fundraising, including at least five years experience in donor cultivation and stewardship, grants writing and management, direct solicitation, and/or special events planning, including within the Jewish donor community.
- Knowledge of volunteer programs and their success factors, including experience as a volunteer in the non-profit world.
- Knowledge of the working and best practices of non-profit boards and organizations.
- Background in budgeting and financial management and reporting.
- Excellent organizational development skills, including the ability to foster a diverse, compelling, and positive organizational and arts
- Experience with strategic planning implementation.
- Strong team player with excellent listening skills and ability to consider the ideas of others.
- Ability to translate artistic and organizational development vision into development plans and programmatic goals.
- Proven track record resolving problems in a timely, effective, and legal manner.
- Ability to work in a complicated environment, including setting priorities for the entire organization.
- Ability to work independently and organize effectively.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills.
- Ability to work flexible and variable hours.
- Ability to serve as a confident and collegial collaborator with staff and as a role model for volunteers.
Please send resume, a letter outlining your interest in the job and previous experience, and any other supporting documentation, including reference letters.