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The Philanthropic Staffing Group is pleased to notify you of a new search  we are conducting.  If you think this opportunity may interest a qualified colleague, please forward posting. 



SALARY: $110K - $130K

The Director of Development plays a crucial role in driving the fundraising efforts and donor relationships of this arts nonprofit organization. This position requires a strategic and creative thinker with a passion for the arts and a proven track record in fundraising and donor stewardship.


  1. Fundraising Strategy:

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy aligned with the organization's mission, goals, and financial needs.

    • Identify and cultivate diverse funding sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

    • Research and pursue new funding opportunities, including grants, sponsorships, and major gifts.

    • Create and manage an annual development plan with specific fundraising targets and timelines.

  2. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:

    • Build and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors, including individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundation representatives.

    • Develop personalized cultivation and stewardship strategies to deepen donor engagement and increase giving levels.

    • Organize and oversee donor recognition and appreciation activities, such as events, newsletters, and personalized acknowledgments.

    • Regularly communicate with donors to provide updates on the organization's impact and maintain ongoing relationships.

  3. Grant Writing and Management:

    • Identify relevant grant opportunities and develop compelling grant proposals in collaboration with program staff and executive leadership.

    • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.

    • Maintain an organized system for tracking grants, reporting requirements, and submission deadlines.

    • Collaborate with program staff to gather necessary information and data for grant applications and reports.

  4. Fundraising Events:

    • Plan and execute fundraising events, such as galas, auctions, and benefit concerts, to generate revenue and engage donors.

    • Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, catering, sponsorship solicitation, and marketing.

    • Develop event budgets, track expenses, and analyze event ROI.

    • Collaborate with staff, volunteers, and board members to ensure successful event execution.

  5. Relationship Management and Collaboration:

    • Work closely with the executive director, board members, and other staff to align fundraising efforts with the organization's strategic objectives.

    • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to develop fundraising collateral, appeals, and campaigns.

    • Provide guidance and support to board members and volunteers in their fundraising roles.

    • Represent the organization at external events, meetings, and networking opportunities to expand the donor network.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., arts management, nonprofit management, business, marketing, or communications). Advanced degree is a plus.

  • Proven experience (at least 5-7 years) in fundraising, preferably in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on individual giving, major gifts, and grants.

  • Strong knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices, including prospect research, donor cultivation, and stewardship.

  • Demonstrated success in meeting fundraising goals and building long-term donor relationships.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grant writing and proposal development.

  • Familiarity with fundraising software and donor databases.

  • Highly organized with strong project management skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Passion for the arts and a strong understanding of the value and impact of arts nonprofits.

  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for events and donor engagements.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter with resume by email to:​ with “Development Director” in the subject line.

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