TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Full-time/Exempt—40 hours per week
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends for events
SALARY: $39k-$41,600 DOE. Eligible for either employer-based health insurance (65% of premium covered by DAC) or a monthly wellness bonus. Annual paid time off includes 2 weeks vacation within the first year, 10 federal holidays and 2 personal days.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 1, 2017, or until a suitable pool of applicants has been received. This posting will remain active on www.durangoarts.org/employment until position is filled and closed.
Thank you in advance for your interest in working at the Durango Arts Center. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted.
Interested candidates should submit the application components below through the Americans for the Arts employment portal or directly to the Durango Arts Center via email to ATTN: Cristie Scott, Executive Director at email@example.com with the subject line:Development / Your Name.
If submitting directly to DAC, it is preferable that candidates combine all materials into a single PDF titled: Last Name_First Name_Development. Mailed hard copies will not be reviewed.
APPLICATION COMPONENTS - MUST SUBMIT ALL TO BE CONSIDERED:
- Cover letter (1 page max)
- Resume or curriculum vitae (2 pages max)
- Contact information for up to 3 professional references. Your references will not be contacted without your consent.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Durango Arts Center (DAC) seeks an outstanding, innovative and dynamic fundraising professional for the position of Director of Development (DD). Working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the DD supports DAC’s success by engaging current and potential supporters in managing a diversity of fundraising initiatives. The DD must have the ability to conceive, assemble and manage DAC’s fundraising scope from beginning to end.
DAC, a decades old nonprofit arts organization, receives no city or county funding for operations or programs. Therefore, the DD candidate must have achieved results in revenue generation for a non-profit organization, including such activities as grant writing, special events, devising innovative cultivation opportunities and building internal and external relationships. He or she will act as the staff liaison to the Fundraising Committee to support DAC’s major events. The DD also leads sponsorship acquisition and provides team support to the coordination of the Durango Autumn Arts Festival.
DAC’s 2017 fiscal budget is $740,000 with 63% cultivated through earned revenues: rentals, registration fees, artwork sales, bar, performance and event admissions. The DD is responsible for a strategic fundraising plan to account for generating approximately $182,000 of contributed income through foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, private donor gifts and annual giving campaigns, including Colorado Gives Day. The DD also provides strategic guidance and support to the success of DAC’s membership program, which contributes over $60,000 in contributions annually.