Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is a nonprofit visual arts school and gallery located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs have made the visual arts available and accessible to all residents of Los Angeles County through free exhibition admission and programming.
The Development and Membership Manager position is answerable to the Executive Director, works with the Board of Directors on planning and coordinating all aspects of fund development, provides leadership on all fundraising initiatives, including donor cultivation, is responsible for grant writing and manages all fundraising activities; the position also acts as liaison between the organization and membership, and is in charge of membership recruitment, sales and retention.
Essential Functions – Development:
- Gain and maintain understanding of institutional history and current programs and initiatives.
- Develop and implement sustainable annual and multi-year development plan and fundraising strategy with Executive Director and Board Committee.
- Work with Board Committee and staff on brand building and message.
- Guide and train Executive Director and Board of Directors in fundraising solicitation best practices as needed.
- Create and manage the development budget to ensure that PVAC achieves its short and long term fundraising goals. Develop actionable strategies for meeting and exceeding these goals.
- Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and work with Executive Director and Board of Directors on individual engagement strategies.
- Steward individual donors, corporate and private foundation sponsors.
- Research and apply for institutional and government funding.
- Maintain a calendar of all solicitations and reporting deadlines; track and ensure compliance with all grant reporting requirements as outlined by grantors.
- In conjunction with the Executive Director and Board Committee, plan and execute annual events for donors and diverse stakeholders.
- Process donations and related, timely correspondence; ensure that all donor records are accurately recorded into the database to facilitate donor recognition.
- Perform appropriate other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions – Membership:
- Develop annual membership and Patron membership budgets with Executive Director; manage and balance budgets.
- Manage all questions, information requests, and complaints regarding membership.
- Process membership applications, renewals, and resignation; maintain and update membership records.
- Assist Patron Membership Chair with events; handle related correspondence, purchases, sales and reservations.
- Collect data, track membership statistics, and prepare specific reports.
- Assemble all statistical data needed for annual report.
- Develop and implement strategies to recruit new members with Executive Director.
- Report membership revenue to the accounting department.
- Prepare/coordinate membership marketing materials with the Communications Director.
- Generate mailing/email lists for all outgoing mass communications.
Education and Experience:
- College degree or commensurate experience.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in development including individual donations, special events and grants.
- Successful track record of personal solicitation and program management.
- Experience in grant writing and management; proficient with sponsorship solicitation.
- Experience cultivating high-level relationships with donors and Board members.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for a variety of projects, including solicitation letters, newsletters, email, web communication and public presentations.
- Highly focused on donor interaction and moves management.
- Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
- Detail-oriented with proven ability to set priorities and effectively handle simultaneous projects with frequent interruptions or competing priorities.
- Proficient computer skills, particularly in word processing, spreadsheets, graphs, etc. Fluency in Microsoft Windows, and MS Office.
- Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-starter, capable of taking direction but also able to work independently and collaboratively with a team.
- Ability to manage and motivate groups, both internally and externally.
- Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed for special events.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references.
PVAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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