Seeks Outreach & Development Director / Employment

January 26, 2020

Organization Name: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Organization Location: Shoreline, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council has an open position for an Outreach & Development Director. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for cultivating our membership program, stewarding donors and volunteers, and supporting grant activities. 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 January 26, 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

Outreach & Development Director
FLSA Status: Hourly PT, non-exempt

Essential Duties:

Donor/Member Cultivation (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 overhaul 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 and monitor performance against goals.
– Handle highly sensitive and confidential information in an exceptionally discreet manner.
– Coordinate all member and donor cultivation events.
– 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.
– Work with staff and community partners to gather supplemental materials needed for creating strong proposals.
– Maintain grants calendar and records to ensure the timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, recognition requirements, and final reports.

Volunteer Stewardship (20%)
– Recruit and supervise key volunteers to the organization.
– Volunteer Lead for the Shoreline Arts Festival and throughout the year.
– Develop and maintain a core group of volunteers.

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 300-400 total active donors in first year.
Secure at least $35,000 in grant revenue per year
Fill at least 80% of all volunteer slots at the Shoreline Arts Festival
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: supervises volunteers, no staff personal

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

This part time position starts at $20/hr

Sick & Vacation Time
Flexible Workplace

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