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Development Manager

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Pottery Northwest
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Seattle, WA
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Publicado hace 25 días

About Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is a regionally renowned ceramic facility, providing a longtime and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialogue and as a formative step in their careers. Artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.

As a team, we are focused on cultivating a culture of communication, kindness, and inclusion; playful and professional; committed to learning and growing together as we take on difficult conversations and unique challenges in our organization and community.  

Position Summary

The Development Manager will work closely with the organization’s leadership team, and under the guidance and mentorship of our interim Executive Director, to support our development needs including annual fundraising and individual giving, membership, event planning, grant writing, and strategic planning. We are looking for someone passionate about integrating community-centric fundraising principles and ethical fundraising practices into our organization, as we build new systems.

You will join Pottery Northwest at a pivotal time in its history, as we relocate to a new facility and seek out a long term leader. A part of this process is the opportunity to strongly influence organization-wide infrastructure and cultural practices. 


Pottery Northwest prioritizes a collaborative, team-oriented culture where everyone has a high level of ownership and performance in their roles, and where we care for ourselves, each other, and our community. We are a flexible workplace and place high priority on the health and well being of our staff. 

Reports to: Executive Director

Type: Full Time, Exempt

Pay: $50,000-65,000, Placement within the scale is dependent on a combination of education and experience.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Development Strategy (25%) 

  • Identify gaps and needs in  development infrastructure, and recommend improvements
  • With the Executive Director, develop annual fundraising plans and budget with specific and measurable goals and objectives for development of unrestricted funds
  • Assist in crafting principles, policies, and procedures of the organization.
  • Produce fundraising reports and analytics for Leadership and the Development team

Fundraising & Events (50%)

  • Maintain donor database software (DonorPerfect), continually updating records to ensure accurate and up-to-date information, and serve as organizational subject matter expert in the systems.
  • Identify, cultivate, and sustain individual donors and volunteers through mailings, face-to-face donor cultivation meetings, community engagement opportunities, and other creative mechanisms.
  • Process donations and generate timely acknowledgements for all gifts.
  • Plan and coordinate fund-raising and stewardship events in alignment with organizational goals, including creating innovative new development opportunities.
  • Create solicitations and design campaigns to increase member acquisition and retention/renewal
  • Support organizational communications efforts, and ensure that all external written and verbal communications are accurate and professionally written.

Grants (20%)

Pottery Northwest does not currently engage in any robust grant-writing activity. We would like to undertake more of this work into the future, with the support of several of our volunteers. 

  • Conduct research and due diligence for new foundations and grant prospects; gain guidance from Executive Director on approach as well as on expanding support.
  • Help write and steward foundation grant proposals in partnership with the Executive Director and program staff.
  • Track proposal progress and maintain grants calendar, including but not limited to submission deadlines and budgeting.

Shared Leadership (5%)

  • Participate in team check-ins, weekly staff meetings, and planning and support for Pottery NW events.
  • Identify and participate in professional development opportunities that advance skills for the role.
  • Produce an annual work plan with metrics tied to overall organizational goals.
  • Participate in monthly meetings with events and fundraising committees.
  • Participate in our strategic planning and budgeting efforts.

This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. All Pottery NW employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed, to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Our Ideal Candidate

Pottery Northwest needs people who value a growth mentality—people who are willing to do things differently, test things out, fail and get back up again. We hope to find someone who is curious and can connect to people with their heart, being vulnerable and authentic. We expect you to share our values of sharing power,  trusting each other, being transparent, celebrating small successes, integrity, and cross-cultural respect and sensitivity.

Pottery NW is most interested in attracting a teammate who will be successful and fulfilled in this role, not just someone who can check off every box.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • 1-4 years of experience with nonprofit development activities, including fundraising, grant writing, and event planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Understanding of donor lifecycle and practice with relationship-based fundraising
  • Lived experience or professional or volunteer work in the arts world, with a passionate personal connection and understanding of the power of the arts to positively impact and transform communities. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, and understanding the role inequities play in our society; experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion work in an organization or a team a plus
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to develop trust and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse students, partners, and community members.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan out project steps, create and meet deadlines, manage schedules, communicate through challenges, and stay highly organized with competing priorities and information; Operates with thoughtfulness around accomplishing goals
  • A collaborative approach to problem-solving, including the ability to pivot to meet immediate needs, or address unforeseen.
  • A persistent commitment to communication in the face of challenge and conflict.

The strongest candidates will have: 

  • 2-3 years of experience in nonprofit development, volunteer management, or member management. 
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using fundraising databases, the google suite,  and online research tools.

What you Will Accomplish

During the first three months you will:

  • Get familiar and comfortable articulating around Pottery Northwest's mission, history, community culture, programs, and organizational goals.
  • With the guidance of the interim Executive Director, directly support the success of our end of year campaign activities, including writing solicitations, speaking with donors, and providing online media.
  • Support overall communications during our facility transition.
  • Learn and evaluate the effectiveness of our current systems, and begin researching potential improvements to our programming.
  • Participate in team learning around shared leadership, antiracism, and strategic planning.

After your first 6 months, you will have:

  • Successfully supported the overall relocation, and possible reopening, of our facility 
  • Identified and are actively working on deploying new systems for development activity at Pottery NW
  • Established relationships with major stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and board members.
  • Participated in drafting a multi-year strategic development plan.
  • Driven the redesign and update of our donor stewardship and membership plan.
  • In partnership with leadership, begun planning our annual Salad Bowl event.

Hours, Location & Conditions

This position is 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, with the option to operate on a hybrid schedule of remote and in-person on site. There occasionally will be evening or weekend time needed, during major events. Additionally, we offer:

  • Paid sick leave, 3 weeks vacation, and 10 paid floating holidays
  •  Medical and dental insurance-100% employee premium paid by employer
  • Complimentary classes, workshops, and studio usage
  • A professional development stipend
  • We will also be adding a retirement plan benefit in 2022.

 $50,000-65,000, Placement within the scale is dependent on a combination of education and experience.

About Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is a regionally renowned ceramic facility, providing a longtime and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    13 de diciembre de 2021
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    29 de noviembre de 2021
Salario
USD $50.000 - USD $65.000
/ año
Placement within the scale is dependent on a combination of education and experience.

Compensación

Hours, Location & Conditions

This position is 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, with the option to operate on a hybrid schedule of remote and in-person on site. There occasionally will be evening or weekend time needed, during major events. Additionally, we offer:

  • Paid sick leave, 3 weeks vacation, and 10 paid floating holidays
  •  Medical and dental insurance-100% employee premium paid by employer
  • Complimentary classes, workshops, and studio usage
  • A professional development stipend
  • We will also be adding a retirement plan benefit in 2022.

 $50,000-65,000,

Hours, Location & Conditions

This position is 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, with the option to operate on a hybrid schedule of remote and in-person on site. There occasionally…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Seattle, WA
Ubicación Asociada
Seattle, WA, USA

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Instrucciones:

Pottery Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our staff, students, and governing institutions.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to jobs@potterynorthwest.org. We encourage including a cover letter (1 page) addressing your connection to the arts and experience/interest in working in development in the nonprofit sector.

First review of applications on November 29th.

First interviews on December 1s.

Ideal first start December 9th.

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