Director of Development
The Atlas’ Director of Development is a senior staff position and reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. The Director also has frequent contact with the Board Chair and board members, and staffs the Development and Marketing Committee of the Board (with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations). S/he supervises a Development Associate and Administrative Coordinator.
• Develop and execute annual fundraising plan
• Create strategy to identify and secure individual, foundation, corporate and government funding
• Develop the case for support for high-impact grant proposals as well as provide reports with strong evaluative information to funders
• Build and maintain strong relationships with funding sources and identify and initiate new opportunities to expand the donor base
• Develop target list of major gift prospects and set specific actions for cultivation and solicitation
• Develop and carry out prospect and donor engagement activities including special events, one-on-one meetings and targeted, personal mailings
• Plan and implement annual acquisition and renewal appeals, including membership program
• Implement Atlas board fundraising and cultivation activities and co-lead Development and Marketing Committee meetings
• Oversee prospect management system
• Generate all fundraising progress reports for the board, Development Committee, and Executive Director
• Mentor and manage development team
• Work collaboratively with Director of Finance to maintain accurate accounting of all income and donor acknowledgement
• Work with management team to ensure the organization is on target to meet its fundraising goals
• Other duties as assigned
• BA in related field required; MA preferred
• At least 5 years high-level experience in development, communications and/or programs in the non-profit field, with demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and funders.
• Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills, ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work both independently and as a member of a team
• Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the organization and its work
• Knowledge of or readiness to learn DonorPerfect and WealthEngine
• Track record of raising $750,000+ annually
• Candidate should be collaborative, flexible, improvisational, and entrepreneurial. A sense of humor is essential.
• Attendance at performances and events on weekends and evenings will be necessary on occasion.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, compensation requirement, and three references to Sam Sweet, Executive Director, Atlas Performing Arts Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Atlas accepts internship applications (cover letter and resume) year-round. We have specific placements for one intern each “semester” in the fall, winter and summer. The intern assists the Atlas with its external affairs including marketing, development and community engagement.
All resumes received for specific positions or the internship will be kept on file for one year. All information received for general consideration will be maintained for six months. If an interview is considered appropriate, an Atlas staff member will contact you. Due to the volume of mail received, we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries regarding application status.
The Atlas is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a diverse working environment.
If you’re interested in an employment opportunity or internship, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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