Arts/Culture/Humanities, Development - General, Marketing
CERF+, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency readiness, relief, and recovery for artists, is seeking a Director of Development & Communications. This well-rounded energetic and experienced professional will join our growing team of professionals to advance CERF+’s mission by building and sustaining relationships that increase support, awareness and engagement with our work. The Director of Development & Communications reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the CERF+ staff.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 6 years fundraising or related experience.
Outstanding interpersonal and writing skills -- good listener and strong communicator – clear and compelling writer and story-teller, self-confident, positive attitude, compassionate, engaging and dynamic speaker and strong presentation skills.
Knowledge, experience and success in fundraising techniques and trends, particularly donor relations, grant writing, planned giving, sponsorship, event planning and marketing.
Experience planning, writing, editing, and producing outreach related communications such as social media posts and campaigns, electronic newsletters, press releases, impact reports, videos, marketing literature, and other print publications.
Self-starting strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being persistent, personable, team-oriented, and driven to succeed.
Organized, detail-oriented, and exhibit follow-through on tasks and goals.
Advanced skills using technology and social media to galvanize support and expand outreach. Experience with Salesforce or a similar database.
Diligent adherence to ethical fundraising practices.
CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. CERF+’s core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.