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About Raw Art Works

Raw Art Works (RAW) was founded in 1988 with a group of passionate art therapists who shared the belief that good things happen when kids feel they are a vital part of a creative community that truly cares. Youth at RAW are welcomed into a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment the moment they step through the door. Through the use of the arts, youth are given the tools to process what is really going on in their lives, giving them the opportunity to create in unexpected ways, and envision new possibilities for their future. Many of the youth rely on the trusted relationships they build at RAW to help navigate the complexities of their lives.


RAW’s mission is to ignite the desire to create and confidence to succeed in underserved youth. As a youth development arts organization rooted in art therapy, over 300 youth, ages 8-19, participate in after-school and summer visual and expressive arts groups, digital film school classes, leadership development opportunities, and college and career access programming. When youth attend programming at RAW they are seen and heard through a refined blend of art and therapy. An orientation to trauma-informed care provides a grounding to the work with many of RAW’s youth who have experienced undue stress in particularly challenging environments.


RAW creates endless opportunities for youth to build meaningful relationships with their peers and RAW staff. They are given a safe environment to express themselves within a community that feels like home and they come to recognize the strengths within themselves. The skills learned at RAW support youth as they transition into adulthood, and the passion and purpose they find here often catalyze direction and decisions in their lives, and the ability to make change in their communities. Staff at RAW work in an organization that has helped lead the creative youth development movement since its inception, and is recognized and respected for its program impact at a national level.


For more information on Raw Art Works, please read more here.



About the Opportunity: DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


Raw Art Works is seeking an outstanding Development Manager to join the team. 


The Development Manager provides leadership, coordination and support for Development initiatives with an emphasis on RAW’s individual donor program. The Development Manager delivers a high level of consistency and creativity in ensuring that RAW’s donors experience a strategic process of engagement and gratitude that inspires them to form long-term relationships with RAW.  Reporting to the Director of Development, and with additional guidance from the Executive Director, and support from the Development Associate, the Development Manager manages RAW’s development operations functions, guides fundraising events, and executes strategic communication vehicles. In addition, the Development Manager will support internal reporting on progress toward fundraising goals.


The Development Manager will show a demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity, equity, inclusion & justice, and will embrace the importance of these initiatives throughout the organization.



Roles and Responsibilities


Development Operations

·        Maintain overall development database integrity and quality, including data entry processes, gift entry and overall database usage

·        Manage records and coding of donor/prospect records including demographic information, gift history and recording, and contact information

·        Verify gift processing and donation coding; provide back up for gift entry and ensure accuracy of entry via regular reporting and reconciliation of gift processing

·        Provide staff training and support on database/CRM usage and integration across the entire development function

·        Champion a data-informed culture for fundraising, integrating results and reports into overall fundraising strategic plan

·        Establish a clear system of moves management and donor journey based upon available information and inherent technology in all systems

·        Identify opportunities for systems integration for improved data quality, reduced data entry, and increased cross-departmental collaboration

·        Assess and implement other technology-based solutions for fundraising, including communications, online giving, digital communications, etc.

·        Oversee and implement development relations activities including receipting and acknowledgments, donor journey timeline for cultivation and stewardship, and identifying donor trends in retention, renewal, upgrade, conversion to recurring giving, and overall donor satisfaction

·        Generate timely and regular reports on fundraising and donor performance based upon departmental KPIs and organizational/budgetary needs

·        Creates and maintains annual communications/project calendar in support of overall fundraising goals

·        Assists Director of Development in growth of corporate giving program


Special Events

·        Lead efforts to plan and operationalize donor events including:

o  Develop fundraising event project plans and ensure all roles and responsibilities are assigned

o  Function as liaison for development event vendors

o  Oversee key logistical components of events including but not limited to registration, program, and space set-up and break down

o  Support post-event attendee follow up

o  Partner with other RAW staff to design overall event focus, style, and theme

o  Track and report on event goals and revenue, including budget and expenses

o  Attend and support host committee meetings as needed

o  Attend program events as assigned



Donor Relations

·        Identify and recommend opportunities to increase donor engagement, renewal and retention

·        Identify and grow points of entry for donors at all giving levels, addressing and combating barriers to participation with a commitment to equity

·        Maintain standards of database entry and update donor information, call/visit notes, and demographic standards relative to information on donor profile & identity

·        Support Director of Development and Executive Director in management of portfolio-level donors, including identifying opportunities for stewardship & cultivation as well as re-solicitation

·        Provide guidance and direction to Development Associate in developing appropriate communications in support of donor relations

·        Oversee execution of direct mail and digital appeals, including timing, logistics, and interface with related vendors

·        Provide donor lists and segmentations for all communications and appeals including, but not limited to, direct mail, digital, newsletters, year-end letter, and any other required donor communications

·        Other duties as assigned


Key Competencies

The Development Manager will be a professional who employs critical thinking, who consistently identifies, gathers, and applies relevant information to their work. They will be a skilled collaborator, helping colleagues as needed, viewing responsibilities as shared. They will proactively seek opportunities to develop themselves and to serve the organization. They will be highly adaptable, with the ability to respond to change effectively, and proactively seek opportunities to be supportive of change and serve RAW’s mission. 


Other key competencies include:

·        Cultural humility—Demonstrates the values of diversity and inclusion; fosters an inclusive environment that facilitates diversity.

·        Equity mindset—Understands and is committed to goals of equity; consistently brings an equity mindset to the organization’s work and workplace.

·        Ownership—Effectively manages own work, and work of teams when relevant, ensuring delivery of high-quality work.

·        Workload management—Breaks down a task/project into process steps and executes them effectively, adjusting course as needed.


Qualifications and Experience

While no specific degree is required for this position, qualified candidates will have at least three years relevant experience in the nonprofit sector.


Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is targeted at $55,000-$65,000, based on the candidate’s relevant experience. This range falls within our established salary bands for this position. 



RAW provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous paid time off and holiday schedule, including your birthday off!


To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to hiring@rawartworks.org with the subject line “Development Manager.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Raw Art Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse staff that is reflective of the community it serves. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sec, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

About Raw Art Works

Raw Art Works (RAW) was founded in 1988 with a group of passionate art therapists who shared the belief that good things happen when kids feel they are a vital part of a creative community that truly cares. Youth at RAW are…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 15, 2021

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is targeted at $55,000-$65,000, based on the candidate’s relevant experience. This range falls within our established salary bands for this position. 


RAW provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous paid time off and holiday schedule, including your birthday off! 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is targeted at $55,000-$65,000, based on the candidate’s relevant experience. This range falls within our established…

Location

On-site
37 Central Square, Lynn, MA 01901, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to hiring@rawartworks.org with the subject line “Development Manager.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to hiring@rawartworks.org with the subject line “Development Manager.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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