POSITION DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Venice Arts, a 25 year-old nonprofit media arts organization working primarily with low-income youth, seeks an experienced, versatile, and personable Director of Development, who can articulate Venice Arts’ vision and impacts with enthusiasm and passion, while attending to the daily, organizational details so critical to success. The Director of Development is well-versed in all aspects of fundraising and communications, with deep experience in individual and corporate donor development, events, and multi-platform fundraising campaigns. Experience in a leadership role with capital or expansion campaigns a plus. Roles and responsibilities include:
Development Leadership and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate has had at least five, and preferably 10 years of experience in fund development, with five years in an executive/management level preferred. She or he is personable, energetic, and an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing. She or he is extremely well organized, versatile, and adept at managing multiple projects and deadlines with grace. A successful candidate demonstrates the skills and personal traits that allow her or him to help drive a future vision with enthusiasm and passion, while attending to the daily, organizational details so critical to success. A desire to work in a robust, small- to mid-sized community-based organization, with an understanding of its opportunities and limitations, required.
The ideal candidate is exceptionally well-versed in all aspects of fund development, including grants, with depth of experience in individual and corporate donor development, events, and multiplatform fundraising campaigns. Experience in a leadership role with capital or expansion campaigns, a plus. Must have experience in marketing/communications, demonstrating an understanding of how to develop compelling communications across multiple platforms. Must have excellent planning and organizational skills, be highly detailed oriented, and have experience effectively managing others.
Candidate is comfortable with data software and systems to assure that data is consistently and accurately entered and pulled to inform regular fundraising analyses. Competent with donor and financial software, experience with Filemaker Pro and Quickbooks a plus. An individual with a background in the arts, or experience in arts education and/or youth development a plus, as is competency with Adobe Suite.
Compensation: This is an exempt position. The salary range is $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience, with room for growth. Medical, vacation, holiday package, employee-funded 401(k).
How to Apply: Submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter highlight relevant experience Venice Arts. Please, no pone enquiries or walk-ins.
MISSION: Venice Arts’ mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media–based arts education programs. Venice Arts serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low–income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi–media.
Venice Arts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.