The Development Manager will work under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director of Hamiltonian Artists Inc (HA), a 501c3 artist-centric art organization in Washington DC. The Manager will assist the HA board, its Executive Director and other Hamiltonian staff in developing and implementing plans and actions that will:
- § Expand awareness of HA among individuals, foundations, organizations, local governments, with an interest in the mission of the HA;
- § Further develop and promote ways of supporting HA programming and individual artist fellows;
- § Continue to engage potential donors and retain existing supporters via small events in the
gallery, targeted mailings, and similar donor cultivation activities;
- § Continue to develop the base necessary for sustained funding to support the organization.
Specific tasks and responsibilities will include but not limited to:
- § Research appropriate funding sources based on local giving patterns and interests.
- § Develop targeted list of potential funding sources (corporate and stand-alone foundations,
corporate gifts, wealthy individuals, business sponsors), including proposal due dates, giving
- § Write fundraising letters and appeals, maintaining regular correspondence with foundations,
donors, and board members, and oversee mailings.
- § Initiate fundraising and/or donor engagement activities and events.
- § Maintain and update in-house database for HA supporters and funders.
- § Prepare drafts of grant proposals and reports.
- § Prepare boilerplate information about the HA for use in proposals.
- § Monitor and update relevant websites (Network for Good, Guidestar).
- § Work with Hamiltonian Gallery to ensure that planned activities of the HA and the Gallery are
The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications.
§ BA required, MA a plus.
§ Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.
§ Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
§ Interest in contemporary art.
§ Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases preferred.
§ 1-2 years of experience working in non-profit development and/or arts administration.
This is an ideal position for a self-driven and motivated individual looking to join a small, dedicated staff to make an impact in the Washington, DC arts community. Please send cover letter, CV, and relevant writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Development Manager Application.” Interviews will be conducted in mid-late January 2017. To learn more about the organization, visit www.hamiltonianartists.org.