Development Manager


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Hi-ARTS, a leading nonprofit organization within the urban arts movement, seeks a dynamic Development Manager to join its growing team. The Development Manager is responsible for raising individual and major gifts, and securing institutional support towards Hi-ARTS’ $500,000 annual operating budget. This position will be new to the organization and have exciting potential for growth.


Identifying, soliciting, and building relationships with foundations, major donors, and other fundraising sources

Participating in overall planning and execution of Hi-ARTS fundraising strategy and tactical plan

Developing fundraising and financial reports for stakeholders, including the Board of Directors

Keeping donors and key funders apprised of ongoing activities

Partnering with grant writing consultant to develop and submit proposals and reports to foundation, corporate, and government funders

Scheduling and managing donor and prospect events (3-4 per year) for cultivation and solicitation purposes with the assistance of the Executive Director, General Manager, and a select group of the Board of Directors

Generating donor acknowledgements in a timely manner

Preparing research on each major donor prospect to include giving history to Hi-ARTS and other organizations, capacity, and any Hi-ARTS linkages

Managing a comprehensive cultivation tracking system and communication calendar for all donors and prospects in the donor database

Preparing major gift proposals in response to inquiries and/or cultivation of major donors and prospects

Other duties as assigned


Must embrace the mission of Hi-ARTS

Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, with an emphasis on individual giving and major gifts

Demonstrated experience in event planning and development

Previous experience working closely with a Board of Directors

Knowledge of and experience in the national performing and urban arts landscape

Ability to work in and fully leverage donor databases

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail in a busy environment

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Development Manager. Include a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted on September 25