Development Manager

Arts in a Changing America

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ArtChangeUS is a dynamic organization stepping into an exciting next phase of considerable growth and deepened collaborative possibility. We are seeking a Development Manager to lead key partnership and investment growth initiatives as ArtChangeUS implements its new strategic plan to further reframe, catalyze, and amplify artistic and innovative approaches to advancing cultural equity and social justice.

The position is involved in all aspects of development for a nationally-serving, fiscally sponsored initiative (funder relations, proposal development, tracking and reporting, earned income planning, etc.). This position is a leveraging part of an impactful team of artist-administrators and collaborative thinkers. The successful candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize a variety of development tasks between colleagues and collaborators.

The Development Manager co-leads strategy, materials preparation, and development administrative processes of the initiative. The Development Manager reports to and is supported by the ArtChangeUS Co-Director and the NEO Philanthropy Fiscal Sponsor Portfolio Manager, and is additionally supported by the Senior Creative Producer, REFRAME and Research Manager, and Cultural New Deal Manager.

This is a unique opportunity for an administrator with an interest in narrative change at the intersection of arts, culture, and social justice. A candidate assuming this position has the ability to demonstrate originality and joins a collaborative team working to center creativity and culture in how we move forward to shared, just futures. The organization offers many opportunities to grow professionally and welcomes candidates from a wide breadth of backgrounds and expertise.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage ArtChangeUS development strategy to support strategic plan implementation including progress tracking, program budgeting, donor cultivation, and prospect mapping

  • Support field relationship building through meetings and presentations

  • Lead correspondence with funders and contacts

  • Lead the inception, team workflow, and finalization of development materials (e.g. letters of inquiry, proposals, budges, supplementals, etc.)

  • Support the development of earned revenue streams via bid proposals, contacting, and ad hoc opportunities

  • Contribute to and review key program, research, and presentation materials

  • Contribute to and review grant proposals and evaluations

  • Contribute to key communications and manage materials for ArtChangeUS audiences (as relevant) including artists, culture bearers, arts administrators, foundation leaders, and the general public

  • Manage tracking spreadsheets and similar documentation

  • Other development duties as required


Educational Experience Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or substantial experience in development or 3+ years working in fundraising or an aligned role in the nonprofit sector.

Experience, Knowledge, & Skills Desired:

  • Track record of development and/or project resource management

  • Familiarity with the arts and culture funding landscape

  • Passionate about the arts and creating diverse and supportive learning environments

  • Knowledge of various art forms and US arts and culture field trends

  • Familiarity with racial and cultural equity conversations in the field of arts and culture

  • Committed to advancing racial equity and social justice values into operative practice

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating with empathy and clarity with existing and prospective collaborators, staff, and funders

  • Comfortable facilitating or delivering occasional remarks at presentations and meetings

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills

  • Skilled in proactive and responsive problem-solving and decision-making

  • Skill in using a variety of cloud-based software applications, including Google Drive, Microsoft Suite (Excel and Word), Trello, and Zoom

Candidates who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply. ArtChangeUS is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Work Environment & Requirements:

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Flexibility in the weekly schedule is permitted as it aligns with meetings and virtual coworking obligations.

ArtChangeUS staff are a cross-continental team working as far West as Hawai'i and as far East as the Atlantic coast. Consistent cross-timezone availability is required from:

  • 7am - 12pm Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST)

  • 10am - 3pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • 1pm - 6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

This hybrid position requires a predominantly virtual working model with select in-person work and activities. This is subject to change in the future. Some travel may be required to attend various programs and events.

Conditions of Employment:

Candidates are responsible for providing their own technical equipment (e.g. laptop, wifi, etc) with accommodation support for needs and abilities.

Vaccine Requirement:

All NEO and ArtChange US staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.


Through NEO Philanthropy, this position is offered a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents; 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, other supplemental benefits and paid time off.

We encourage all staff to pursue ongoing training and professional development opportunities.


Salary is $65,000/year

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume, a cover letter, and a 1-sentence headline about what makes you a unique fit for this position (can be funny, poetic, or to the point) to

ArtChangeUS will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The ideal start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

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Posted on May 25