Development Coordinator / Employment

July 27, 2020

Organization Name: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Organization Location: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council has an open position for a Development Coordinator. This part time position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for raising funds for the organization by building thoughtful and meaningful relationships with individuals and organizations within the community. The Arts Council is a long-standing community arts organization with an inclusive and flexible workplace.

Position Description is below, interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Arts Council Executive Director, Lorie Hoffman, by Monday, July 27, 2020 at  Email is preferred, but applications may also be sent through the US Postal Service to: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

FLSA Status: Hourly, part-time, non-exempt.   20hr/wk

Development Coordinator
Essential Duties:

Donor/Member Stewardship (40%)

Utilize the donor database including input of donor data, to ensure proper and timely donor recognition, including creating and sending donor/member thank you letters.
Review and update current membership program, and create a plan cultivate new members.
Manage relationships with low and mid-level donors and members, help move donors up the giving ladder. Support ED in researching and identifying major gift prospects.
In collaboration with outside resources as needed, write culturally competent development and membership plans including a cultivation plan for approaching diverse communities.
Generate a monthly fundraising & membership report to track progress.
Handle highly sensitive and confidential information in an exceptionally discreet manner.
Develop strategy and implement seasonal appeals, end of year giving, GiveBig, and Giving Tuesday

Grants Management (30%):

In collaboration with the Executive Director, research, write, and prepare grant proposals for submission, and ensure all submission deadlines are met.
Maintain grants calendar and records to ensure the timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, recognition requirements, and final reports.

Special Events (20%):

Staff contact and liaison for the annual Gala for the Arts contractors including Event Coordinators, Auctioneer, and Board Fundraising Committee.
Work with staff and Board Fundraising Committee to execute 2-3 fundraising or cultivation events a year. These events include the Gala for the Arts, the President’s Cocktail Party and new events as they are developed.

Community Outreach (10%):

Seek out new opportunities for outreach and develop relationships with key community organizations, culturally diverse populations, and underserved communities.
Attend community events as a representative of the Arts Council to engage with the community and make connections, as required.

Other Duties:

Work on event management with other staff.
Represent the Arts Council at regional and industry meetings.
Collaborate with Publicity Manager on marketing materials, including social media, for appeals & special asks.
Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Performance Standards:
Reach goal of 200 total active members in first year
Reach goal of 400-500 total active donors in first year.
In concert with the Executive Director, secure at least $35,000 in grant revenue per year
Represent the Arts Council at 10-15 events per year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
Effective speaker, comfortable giving presentations to large and small audiences.
Culturally Competent, with experience working with diverse populations.
Highly Organized
Excellent ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
Good knowledge of MS Office, Gmail, Web.
Experience with donor management software, preferably Little Green Light.

Education/Experience required to meet minimum qualifications:
BA, BS or BFA degree in the Arts, Arts related field, or Non-Profit Administration.
Five years experience working in the arts, non-profit fields, some at supervisory level.
Proven track record in fundraising and donor management.

Certifications Required:
Pass WA state criminal background check.
Possess valid driver’s license.
MAST certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment, to be paid by employer.

Reporting Relationships:
Position reports to: Executive Director.
Number of Direct Reports: none.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform sedentary work. Work on standard computer.  Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to move objects up to 30 lbs.

Working Conditions:
Flexible working locations and hours, and may include mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
Travel / Driving / Use of employee car as required.

Responsible for fair and equitable treatment of people in the workplace.

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work for this position.  It may not contain or be interpreted as a complete list of duties, and responsibilities.

Starting at $20/hr

Paid Sick and Vacation Time
Flexible Workplace

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