Creative Career: Development Director, Greater Augusta Arts Council

Creative Career: Development Director, Greater Augusta Arts Council

Development Director

Greater Augusta Arts Council

The Greater Augusta Arts Council (GAAC), a 501©3 nonprofit, is currently seeking a seasoned development professional with the fundraising experience to create and oversee a comprehensive development plan.  This is a newly created position requiring years of proven experience as a development professional.  We are looking for a confident self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. The position includes Donor and Corporate relations.

Donor relations will be a primary responsibility along with managing thorough and ongoing stewardship efforts including regular communication with current and prospective donors, while building a stronger development culture among the GAAC team and board of directors.

Developing a Corporate relations plan will be an important responsibility to create and cultivate meaningful local and regional relationships including   an Annual Membership Program, a Corporate Strategic Partner Program as well as sponsorships for major fundraising events.

Required Skills:
  • Originate, write and steward new grant opportunities
  • Establish an Annual Giving Program (membership based) for both individuals and corporations
  • Research donor relation programs at local, state, and federal art institutions
  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders and Board
  • Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor receptions
  • Work with Executive Leadership to develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with our advertising department
  • Perform regional travel, as needed
Applicant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field
  • 3+ years direct fundraising experience
  • Foundation relations and proven grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with CRM software. Currently using DonorPerfect
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Salary Range from $35,000 to $45,000 depending on experience
  • Health Insurance: Company pays 90% of employee only health insurance including vision and dental. Dependent coverage for purchase.
  • Vacation and holiday pay

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to

[email protected]

Note in subject line: Development

By March 18, 2020