Arts/Culture/Humanities, Development - General, Youth Organizations
4 Year Degree
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is seeking a Development Director to join our high-energy, creative organization. We would like 8-10 years of nonprofit experience, 5 years in strategic fundraising including donor cultivation and major gifts. Our ideal candidate is well-organized, collaborative, and flexible.
The position’s diverse activities include developing comprehensive fundraising plans, executing major gift asks, building relationships with donors, forecasting/monitoring income, developing staff members, inspiring the community to support the Free Arts mission, and engaging enthusiastic board members.
Please note the attachments in the body of your email and send by the deadline posted. Military Veterans, Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be contacted after the position closes for next steps via email. Free Arts maintains the right to reopen the position until the position is filled with a qualified candidate.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background check and fingerprint clearance card approval.
Promotes the transformative nature of resilience-building arts programs.
Makes business decisions grounded in the mission.
Advocates for the interests of children & child welfare partners.
Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept appropriately informed.
Tailors communication content, tone and method (verbal written, email, phone, etc.) to audience.
Seeks to fully understand before responding.
Consistently delivers on commitments, demonstrating both competence and credibility internally and externally.
Aligns actions with words and intent.
Involves people in decisions that affect them.
Prioritizes organization and group objectives over individual goals.
Provides assistance and support to others to help them reach their individual goals.
Expresses disagreements constructively and works toward solutions that are mutually beneficial.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain composure.
Takes initiative and acts without waiting for direction with available information.
Accepts responsibility for gathering information, taking action and results.
POSITION COMPETENCIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates the ability to "connect the dots" between multiple systems - internal and external.
Monitors the forces driving current reality that may have long-term effects. •
Develops plans to prepare for opportunities and mitigate risks.
Develops and maintains a comprehensive strategic plan for financial growth to reach organizational goals.
Leads through Vision/Values
Inspires others with compelling vision.
Translates vision into activities, behaviors and performance expectations.
Recognizes and rewards actions that support Free Arts' vision and values
Ensures mission statement remains in the forefront of all aspects and decisions of the organization, including fundraising, marketing, technology, and strategic planning
Establishes and clearly communicates performance standards.
Trains staff and assigns tasks that will help develop skills, abilities, and knowledge.
Holds people accountable for achieving established goals and standards.
Build Strategic Relationships
Stays abreast of business, industry, and market information that may reveal partnership and funding opportunities.
Seeks and builds long-term relationships with external partners aligned with mission and vision.
Has an in-depth understanding of competitors in the funding marketplace.
Builds and maintains relationships with donors, board members.
Builds rapport, trust, and credibility before making requests.
Structures situations (e.g., the setting, persons present, sequence of events) to create a desired impact and maximize the chances of a favorable outcome.
Utilizes the knowledge of others' needs, wants, beliefs, attitudes and behavior to promote request.
Attends events and represents agency in the community.
Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments. Further, there will be occasions when staff are asked to work outside of an 8:30 am to 5:00 pm workday.
Free Arts offers generous vacation benefits starting at 12 days of vacation time per year, with increases every 2 years of full-time service, up to 27 days a year after 10 years on staff. After 10 years of full-time service employees may take a 3-week unpaid sabbatical. Additionally, all full-time employees have 12 sick days per year and 10 paid holidays per year.
Free Arts believes in giving employee’s the opportunity to be as healthy as can be! To insure this, we offer 100% employer paid medical and dental premiums for full-time staff members on our base plan. Dependents can be added at staff members expense. Coverage starts 1st of month after 60 days of employment.
Free Arts recognizes the importance of professional development and the value it brings to individuals personally, and to the organization professionally. To ensure that employees remain at the top of their skill level we offer a professional development budget to every full-time employee to pay for conferences, learning opportunities, certifications, memberships, and more. Budgets are assessed annually and are dependent upon the fiscal year budget, position, and tenure with the organization.
* This is an overview of our general benefits for all starting full-time employees, specifics will be shared if you are given an offer and only those shared in your official offer or in our employee handbook are enforceable.
Bachelor’s degree with 8-10 years’ experience in a nonprofit plus 5 years’ experience in strategic fundraising for nonprofits or commensurate experience.
Knowledge in Windows, Microsoft applications, and CRM/donor database software, preferably Salesforce.
Ability to receive a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Hold an AZ driver’s license, valid auto insurance, and a vehicle, or access to transportation.
Ability to sit for long periods of time using a computer
Maintaining files & supplies requires stooping & lifting boxes & other materials up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to see well and read fine print.
Must be able to work in a well-lighted, temperature-controlled work area.
Must be able to see and work with a computer screen for extended periods of time.
Experience in donor cultivation, major gifts, and events required.
Must be able to work in an open area with other employees and volunteers.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Free Arts provides generous benefits including employer paid health care premiums, vacation time, and incentives for goals (to be established) met.
About Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Free Arts uses the healing powers of the arts to help abused and homeless children build resiliency and learn to trust and heal. All of the children in Free Arts programs have experienced combinations of family trauma, homelessness, and violence. To begin to heal, they need services including mentoring, a caring community, and an opportunity to learn new skills and express themselves.