The Association for Public Art (aPA), the nation’s first private, non-profit public art organization, seeks an experienced fundraising professional to manage and strengthen a comprehensive development and membership program and related activities. The aPA’s award-winning and innovative programs carry out our mission to commission and acquire, preserve and protect, and interpret and promote public art in Philadelphia.
We are a small, dedicated, and energetic group of arts professionals, seeking an equally proficient, highly motivated, astute, and organized individual to “hit the ground running” and represent aPA with enthusiasm and confidence. The full-time Development Manager will be an integral part of aPA’s team and will report to the Executive Director & Chief Curator. Salary is commensurate with experience; and aPA provides excellent health, dental, and vision insurance coverage, and other employee benefits.
- Work closely with aPA staff to support and advance our work
- Work closely with the Executive Director & Chief Curator and Board Development Committee
- Manage and strengthen all development and membership solicitations and activities
- Carry out prospect research and develop donor connections
- Write effective fundraising communications, proposals, and reports
- Solicit support from individual, corporate, foundation, and government funders and donors
- Boost membership and implement annual giving campaigns
- Strengthen Board participation and major gift contributions
- Manage development-related special events and communications
- Work collaboratively with staff as needed, including marketing, communications, and creative visioning
- Track and acknowledge grants and gifts in database
- Create analytical and Board reports
- Represent aPA and foster donor cultivation, solicitations, and relationships
Ability and Knowledge
- Experience in prospect research, grant management, and superior writing skills
- Effective record-keeping, and organizational skills
- Exceptional and persuasive interpersonal skills and experience working as a team member
- Articulate and able to effectively engage with corporate, government, and foundation leaders
- Record of successfully managing relationships with individual donors of all types
- Familiarity with budgets and reporting for non-profits
- Computer expertise (Mac) and knowledge of Mac software for design and record
- Experience with InDesign, Adobe Suite, WordPress and MailChimp a plus
- Knowledge of visual art and familiarity with public art are advantageous
Master’s degree preferred, or Bachelor’s degree with comparable non-profit fundraising experience, including writing successful fundraising proposals and solicitation letters. The Development Manager must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional weekend and evening hours.
Send a cover letter, resume, a list of three references and a writing sample by email to HR@associationforpublicart.org with the subject line: Development Manager.
Applications will be considered until the position has been filled. No phone calls, please.
To learn more about us, visit: http://www.associationforpublicart.org