Director of Development

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning - Duluth, Georgia

Job Category: Development

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: December 17, 2018

Deadline: January 07, 2019

About Our Organization

Founded over 35 years ago, we are a non-profit dedicated to spreading the love of art and learning throughout Gwinnett County. Our facility helps adults and children discover the power of imagination with fine art exhibitions, arts enrichment classes, self-guided tours, and community outreach programs.

Job Summary

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is seeking a Director of Development to spearhead its fundraising and development efforts. Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies and campaigns, managing donor relationships, securing donations and sponsorship support, and promoting awareness of The Hudgens. Ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills in order to work effectively with staff, board members, donors and sponsors.

The Hudgens is in an extended period of growth. This position will play a key role in driving organizational effectiveness, community reputation, and growth on an entirely new scale. To be successful, the person in this position will be entrepreneurial, knowledgeable about key fundraising methods, adaptive, and eager to take on new challenges.

Nature and Scope of the Position

The Director of Development works with executive leadership to chart The Hudgens’ course in fund development; recommends short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives; and develops a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the Hudgens, that will enable us to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers. This position works with Executive Director, Board Members, other fundraising volunteers and staff to identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts; develops proposals and solicitation materials for foundation, corporate and government support; and manages prospect research, maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports. This position represents the Organization, its Board and Executive Director to Donors, Prospects, Development Committee(s) and Fundraising Volunteers; designs and implements cultivation, acknowledgement and recognition programs; and evaluates the effects of internal and external forces on The Hudgens and our fund development. This position works with the Executive Director, Development Committee and Board to identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership.

This Director of Development position requires excellent problem solving skills, flexibility, creative thinking and anticipation of circumstances in order to meet responsibilities, as well as the ability to multi-task with strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills. High ethical standards of integrity, understanding, diplomacy, and good judgment are required.

The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in an arts related field
  • Demonstrated record of attracting and securing significant gifts from both corporate and individual donors
  • Proven success building and cultivating trusted relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to interact with multiple and diverse constituencies
  • Proven success writing and securing grants, increasing financial resources and creating new partners
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to collaboration
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple demands in a dynamic and fast-paced organization
  • Knowledge of the local and national philanthropic arena, as well as organizational mission and business culture of Metro-Atlanta is preferred
  • Knowledge of standard principles and practices of business
  • Possess high levels of research and analysis skills in order to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to measure effectiveness of development strategies.
  • Experience with Donor Snap a plus

Work Environment

The staff of The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is highly creative and collaborative and seeks a new staff member that is passionate and committed to furthering the arts in our community. The Director of Development is an important part of The Hudgens Team and must clearly demonstrate a commitment to our mission.
Typical work week will fall Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:30, with occasional evenings and weekends for conferences, workshops and special events. Monthly staff meetings and annual training/team building will be scheduled in advance and generally fall Monday-Friday.

Special Requirements: Employment is contingent upon outcome of background investigation.

Physical Demands: This position requires employee to sit for extended periods of time; occasionally bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills and work in close quarters; the ability to work on ladders; occasional lifting and moving heavy objects and boxes weighing up to 25 lbs; normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction; occasional exposure to inclement weather; and must be able to communicate effectively.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume or CV and a list of three professional references with contact information to iwilliams@thehudgens.org. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements Hudgens Center for Art & Learning complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Hudgens Center for the Arts expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hudgens Center for Art & Learning employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.