Director of Development
OZ Arts Nashville
Current Posting Expires: 7/11/2017
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development serves as the chief fundraising officer for a young and growing contemporary arts organization. The Director will grow individual giving from OZ Arts’ network of committed friends and patrons, as well as establish and build relationships with new potential supporters. The Director will identify, engage, and secure major gifts of $10,000 or greater from philanthropic individuals. This position is responsible for developing a multi-year strategic plan for fundraising; overseeing an annual giving and membership program; and managing corporate sponsorships and foundation and government grants. This position works independently, and also as a member of the OZ Arts team, and coordinates their fundraising activities with OZ Arts staff and leadership.
About OZ Arts Nashville
Located in Nashville, TN, OZ Arts is an inspiring destination for world-class, innovative contemporary art experiences. Our mission is to support the creation, development and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contribution influences the advancement of their field. OZ Arts’ annual artistic season features visiting artists programs, which bring renowned contemporary artists to Nashville, Thursday Night Things (TNT), an ongoing series featuring Tennessee-based artists, and community outreach programs that invite students from Metro Nashville Public Schools to engage with the arts through interactive all-day sessions, on-site tours, school performances, workshops, and other experiences.
Develop and lead a fundraising strategy appropriate to OZ Arts; steward existing funding sources and cultivate new ones; oversee existing and develop new gift opportunities.
Drive fundraising growth at the major gift level, with an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors of $10,000 and above.
Manage and grow the annual giving program (gifts up to $1,000) and leadership annual giving ($1,000-$9,999).
Design, plan and manage all donor events and special projects, including signature annual fundraising events Conversations at OZ and CigArt.
Report to board members and other key stakeholders on OZ Arts’ fundraising strategy and progress. Nurture relationships with the existing Board of Directors to maximize their interest and involvement in the growth and development of OZ Arts.
Execute personalized recognition and stewardship plans for major donors and sponsors.
Train staff, volunteers, and board members in development best practices and engage them in various fundraising initiatives.
Secure corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, and other institutional funding.
Plan and execute OZ Arts’ membership program.
Write and prepare materials for membership mailings.
Manage all donor events; be available to greet members, answer questions, and facilitate allocation of benefits.
Administrative and Management
Oversee and direct the work of one FTE Development Assistant.
Manage the donor database; set policies and procedures for retention of data and reporting. Maintain security and quality controls.
Coordinate all development-focused marketing, including organization of the copy and design of fundraising literature and website content.
Select and manage outside vendors in the performance of contract duties.
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree is required, with graduate training preferred, in professionally appropriate field.
Five+ years professional development experience, preferably within a nonprofit, arts related organization.
Demonstrable experience building major gift strategies and cultivating donor relationships toward major gifts.
Experience in motivating, engaging and interacting with volunteer leaders and other key stakeholders.
Experience researching, writing, monitoring, tracking implementation and providing project management for grant proposals and programs.
Familiarity with the Nashville philanthropic community is preferred.
CFRE certification a plus.
Skills and Knowledge Requirements
Entrepreneurial, self-motivated and enthusiastic about the opportunity to grow a young development program.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and compellingly with stakeholders about OZ’s programs, priorities, and vision.
Superior interpersonal and leadership skills to collaborate effectively with OZ Arts constituencies and staff.
Proven organizational skills; able to schedule, prioritize, and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks.
Proficient in MS Office; experience with Eventbrite and fundraising-specific software preferred.
Must be a team-player.
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
OZ Arts Nashville is committed to inclusion and diversity and invites all applicants without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, physical disability or sexual orientation. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Type: Full-time
Contact Information and Procedure:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
6172 Cockrill Bend Circle
Nashville, TN 37209