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POSITION AVAILABLE: Christina Cultural Arts Center Director of Development

Christina Cultural Arts Center is the leading cultural arts hub for affordable arts education, exhibitions, live performances and career pathways in the region. Building on a 75-year legacy, we have experienced tremendous growth and are looking to continue our efforts by hiring an enthusiastic, experienced and engaging Development Director to help us sustain this growth. If you're dedicated and ambitious, Christina is an excellent place to grow your career. Don't hesitate to apply.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as Christina embraces opportunities to tap into additional areas seeking partnerships with untapped potential supporters. As a revived position within the organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to design, build and implement the development function in conjunction with our strategic and organizational planning initiatives. From collaborating with department leaders and board members in establishing fundraising plans, maintaining donor relationships and securing new ones, the Development Director will advance Christina’s initiatives through actively seeking stakeholders to support our mission.

The Development Director will meet with important business partners and organize events that will highlight the impact Christina is having in the lives of youth, families and our community. Together with the development team, the Development Director will devise and plan ways to increase brand awareness and funding opportunities.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, execute and manage Christina’s annul and multi-year fundraising plan focused on securing philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.
  • Establish a set of goals and objectives that aligns with the organizations strategic plan in the areas of development.
  • Manage the implementation of new technology and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing including developing and managing a strategy for maintaining a sustained database of annual individual donors and new donors.
  • Developing a system to track all grant proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising initiatives.
  • Develop strategy to secure new range of sponsorships for on-going programming.
  • Create reports post-event to analyze data and determine the marketing effectiveness of the fundraising program.
  • Oversee department and inter-department meetings to plan milestones and requirements of all teams within the organization regarding fundraisers.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board Development Committee and work with other committees as required to develop initiatives and execute strategies.
  • Create print marketing materials related to fundraising by working closely with marketing and communications teams.
  • Participate in researching and writing grants to include supervising team(s), monitoring and submitting reports and managing other administrative tasks as assigned by Executive Director required to successfully land and close the grant.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media.
  • Develop relationships with churches, civic groups and organizations.

Work Hours & Benefits

This is full-time position which will require a minimum 40 hour work week with occasional weekend hours as needed depending on the occasion/event. We have a flexible work-from-home policy which requires written approval from the Operations Director and the Executive Director. No overnight travel or out of town travel is required. We also offer the following additional benefits:

  • Competitive and attractive salary – EXEMPT ($80,000 - $83,000)
  • Medical, dental, vision, legal shield
  • Paid time off (sick and vacation)
  • Pension program
  • Monthly transportation stipend

Some benefits require a waiting period while others are available immediately once on boarded. All full-time staff are required to have a complete background check through the Delaware State Police offices. The company does not provide transportation and does not reimburse for wear/tear, insurance, mileage or tows. A transportation stipend is available.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, public relations or related field.
  • MA, MBA preferred with extensive marketing and finance experience.
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who excels in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and welcoming environment.
  • Experience measuring data and outcomes of events to determine marketing effectiveness.
  • Positive and collaborative attitude when managing groups and overseeing initiatives.
  • Experience managing and tracking donor contributions and organizing gathered data.
  • Demonstrated experience raising funds and examples of positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience detailing amounts and outcomes.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in development including securing major gifts.
  • 5-7 years of management experience preferred.
  • General understanding of non-profit industry.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and other technology platforms.
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge and Donor Perfect software suites.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage priorities and meet deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Applied understanding of basic fundraising principles and development best practices.
  • Strong prospect identification and qualification skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading ability.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Database and spreadsheet proficiency.
  • Experience with online fundraising, email marketing, and internet research.

About Christina Cultural Arts Center

Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) was founded in 1945. The mission is to change the trajectory of a child’s life by making affordable arts education, career pathways, live performances and gallery exhibitions accessible to all in a safe and welcoming environment.

CCAC uses after school programs in music, dance, drama, visual arts and literature to develop artistic talents, educational aptitudes and life skills in our students. The students develop social-emotional intelligence, improve academic proficiency, and build the protective assets they need to be better prepared to lead productive lives. CCAC also provides an after school violence prevention program promote trauma healing and provide strategies through arts integration and advocate for arts learning in public schools and community settings. Located in Wilmington’s Creative District, CCAC provides high quality arts experiences on site and advocates for and provides arts learning in public schools and community centers.

How to Apply:

Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume and (3) writing samples soliciting financial support to:
James “Ray” Rhodes, Executive Director
Christina Cultural Arts Center
jrhodes@ccacde.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!

CCAC Families & Friends: Mark your calendars!

Next semester registration will begin January 11, 2021! Our next semester runs from January 11 to June 5, 2021.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS for INSTRUCTORS & STUDENTS

Our community will continue to have the opportunity to enroll in virtual and in-person instruction. Some classes, because of heightened safety measures, will be offered exclusively in a virtual format.

Drama, Vocal, and Saxophone, Brass & Woodwinds classes will ONLY be taught virtually.

Dance Classes - Starting January 2021

  • African
  • Hip Hop
  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Praise Dance
  • Teen/Adult Modern
  • Adult Jazz
  • Tap

Music Classes - Starting January 2021

  • Piano
  • Voice - Virtual only
  • Guitar
  • Saxophone, Brass & Woodwinds - Virtual Only

Other Classes - Starting January 2021

  • Early Childhood Movement
  • Karate
  • Drama - Virtual only
  • Yoga
  • Line Dancing

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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.