The Director of Development develops and implements a comprehensive fund raising program, including major giving, grants, special events, and membership. The Director of Development occupies an important leadership position in the organization and serves as a member of the Leadership Team. This position oversees the Donor Relations Coordinator.
Develop a comprehensive fund raising program to include multi year gifts, annual gifts, major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts
Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors for major gifts
Develops presentations and proposal packages for public funding agencies, foundations, corporations, and other donors
Creates and executes an annual giving campaign, including direct mail
Supervise recording and tracking of donors and contributions in the organization database
Supervise the membership program and membership solicitation
Staff liaison to the Board Development Committee
Confers with senior program staff on programmatic funding needs, creating and implementing appropriate development plans to achieve the defined goals.
Plan annual fundraising events including: manage event committee, print materials, sponsor solicitation, auction solicitation, and event logistics.
Attend Development, Finance, Executive, and Board committee meetings, as needed.
Reports to the Executive Director
Member of the Department Head leadership team
Works with other Department Team members in support of program funding requests
Liaison to the Development Committee
Direct management responsibility for Donor Relations Coordinator
Represents Craft Alliance in the community, particularly with current and potential donors
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
3 years direct experience in fund raising, including annual fund, major gift solicitation, corporate and foundation grants, and capital campaigns
Demonstrated ability to set and meet fund raising goals
Experience in non-profit agency
Experience in a Board-led organization, working with Board Members and volunteers
Record of progressive advancement in responsibilities
Strong demonstrable communication skills, both oral and written
Basic computer skills, including experience with donor databases
Knowledge of local, regional, and national funding opportunities
Prepared to work evenings and weekends as needed
Knowledge of planned giving - desired
Background in arts development - desired
Knowledge of local community - desired
Additional Salary Information: Full-time salaried position with benefits as determined in current Craft Alliance Employee Handbook
About Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is a non-profit art center in St. Louis, Missouri, working to reveal the power of craft through bold programming that uncovers craft’s unique qualities, its evolving role, and its full potential for innovation. Craft (the making of objects in woods, metals, fibers, glass, and clay) is both an ancient tradition and a site for innovation, adapting to new materials and responding to the ever-changing human experience.
Nationally recognized as one of the premier craft organizations in the country, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is the only organization of its kind in the region solely dedicated to contemporary craft. Craft Alliance began as a cooperative gallery in 1964. Since then, Craft Alliance has grown exponentially, with a primary location in the popular Delmar Loop district and a second location in the Grand Center arts district. Craft Alliance offers exhibitions, classes in craft techniques, artist residencies, free community programs, and a gallery shop.