Development Manager / Employment

June 1, 2022

Organization Name: Glass Art Society

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Who we are:

The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit membership organization founded in 1971 whose mission is to connect, inspire, and empower all facets of the global glass community. GAS strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology, and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.

GAS operates a virtual office, and this is a remote full-time position that reports to the Executive Director. Some travel (including international) is required.

Salary Range: $50K – $60K

Job Responsibilities:

Work with the Executive Director to:
Implement strategic plans
Plan and coordinate tours and fundraising events (travel may be required)
Set annual Development goals as part of the budgeting process
Create a comprehensive development plan, focusing on:
Growing individual giving and nurturing relationships with donors
Expanding corporate sponsorships
Identifying new grant opportunities and spearheading all application processes
Work closely with the Communications team to coordinate fundraising strategies with program-related activities and communications agenda
Serve as staff representative on the Development committee; work with committee chair to maintain minutes of committee meetings and drive committee projects
Perform a regular review of all development pages on the GAS website working with the Communications team to ensure all information is up-to-date including sponsor recognition, fund descriptions, campaign information, benefits, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Conference Responsibilities:

Work with the Site Committee to develop, prepare, and implement a sponsorship plan for the conference
Act as main POC for conference sponsors including relationship building, solicitation, and benefit tracking and fulfillment
Manage special fundraising events associated with the conference
Work with the Site Committee on logistics and communication for the Collector’s Tour, and act as the primary POC for attendees
Work with Development Committee to research and solicit donations for the auction and Goblet Grab
Provide oversight of auctions and Goblet Grab activities
We’re looking for someone who is:

A “people person” that is excited to be part of the GAS team
Obsessively organized with strong attention to detail
Collaborative in working with staff, Board, and community partners
Flexible in responding to and working with shifting priorities of cyclical projects
Committed to an “all-hands-on-deck” way of working, especially during conference season (this includes but is not limited to helping answer phone calls, assisting with inquiries about navigating and using the website, helping with conference registration, and traveling to/participating in the management of the conference)
An independent worker but can also work well as part of a team in an often fast-paced, non-profit environment
Experienced with visual arts organizations (glass experience is a plus!)
Our ideal candidate will have the following:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience
Demonstrated fundraising and grant writing experience
Demonstrated success in securing and developing funding, donors, and stakeholders
Demonstrated experience in developing individual and corporate giving strategies
Demonstrated research and planning skills
Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, electronic
Membership and/or donor database experience
Proficiency with Adobe, Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and other online applications
Auction planning is a bonus!
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to No phone calls, please.

The Glass Art Society is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse, inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. GAS strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

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