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Development Director

Company: Acadiana Center for the Arts
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Development Director leads the AcA's annual fundraising strategy. The Development Director manages the small development department team to set realistic goals and to execute fundraising asks and recognitions with an extreme degree of precision. Positon Overview The Development Director leads the AcA's annual fundraising strategy, which generates approximately $500,000 in gifts and grants each year in support of AcA programming. The Development Director manages the small development department team to set realistic goals and to execute fundraising asks and recognitions with an extreme degree of precision. A direct-customer facing position, the Development Director takes personal responsibility for the user experience of AcA members and serves as a direct point of contact for the organization with key supporters. A proactive planner and collaborator, the Development Director, in partnership with the Executive Director, works with program staff to identify new fundraising opportunities and to share stories of success with key stakeholders. Job Title: Development Director Reports To: Executive Director Success Statement: AcA makes and follows realistic plans to achieve its annual operating fundraising goals across all programs and activities. Success Statement: AcA donors feel that their gift is quickly acknowledged, understand and value the impact their gift makes, and feel that they receive a VIP treatment from AcA and its representatives. Performance Standard: The Development Department keeps secure and organized records of donations and proactively plans a year-round schedule of fundraising activities. Success Statement: AcA has a cohesive team that supports one another and the mission of the organization.

  • Demonstrated experience making successful fundraising solicitations is essential;
  • Demonstrated ability to write persuasive and successful proposals for support is essential;
  • Talent for engaging new people as donors is essential;
  • High attention to detail and ability to track many moving projects simultaneously is essential;
  • Excellent follow-through in donor communications and project planning is essential;
  • Postgraduate degree or certification in fundraising is desirable.
  • Experience planning and executing large-scale fundraising events is desirable.
  • 5+ years of experience in professional fundraising is desirable. How To Apply Applications should include (1) a resume with professional references, (2) a cover letter, and (3) a writing sample of a funding proposal. Please submit your application materials through the online application portal, located below.

Keywords: Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette , Development Director, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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