The role of the Development Manager is an established one and the successful candidate will be joining a small team in a uniquely vibrant and friendly environment. The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating and stewarding income from a variety of sources and the role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to broaden their fundraising expertise. We are looking for applicants with expertise in one or two areas of fundraising, and an enthusiasm to develop their skills set in the others.
|Department||Development & Marketing|
|Reports to:||Director of Development & Marketing|
|Responsible for:||Marketing & Development Assistant|
|Working Pattern:||Full – time|
|Hours:||40 hours per week with 30 minutes paid lunch break
We operate flexible working hours between 8.00am and 6.00pm and the opportunity to work one to two days a week at home.
Occasional evening work is required for development events.
|Salary:||£30,000 – £34,000|
Summary of the role:
The Development Manager is an instrumental member of a small, busy, and friendly team. Driving and managing all aspects of fundraising at ArtsEd, the key focus of the role is on managing and building relationships with individuals, deepening our relationships with existing Friends and major donors, and identifying and cultivating prospects.
Working closely with the Director of Development & Marketing, the postholder will create and deliver an engaging programme of events to support this goal. The role also encompasses trusts and foundation partnerships and alumni relations, making it a perfect next step for someone looking to broaden their skills base as they progress towards a management role.
Our key income targets are for our bursary and scholarship funds, however the fundraising opportunities at ArtsEd are engaging and varied and already include small capital projects and outreach, with a major capital project in the pipeline.
The Development Manager reports directly to the Director of Development & Marketing and works closely with the rest of the team to ensure that Marketing & Development strategies combine to best effect.
Key Criteria for Success:
After their first 12 months in post, the successful candidate will have: –
Develop and deliver all aspects of the ArtsEd Friends programme, including: –
Trusts and Foundations
|At least three years of fundraising experience||Essential||Application|
|Experience of developing and implementing strategies to engage supporters and prospects||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Experience of securing and maintaining regular income from these sources||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Experience of planning and managing cultivation and stewardship events||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Experience of utilising a fundraising database to best effect||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Experience of managing and driving patrons and/or membership schemes.||Desirable||Application & Interview|
|Experience of trust and foundation bid-writing||Desirable||Application & Interview|
|Experience of alumni engagement programmes||Desirable||Application & Interview|
|Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office||Desirable||Application|
Skills & Abilities
|Outstanding interpersonal skills, quick to build effective and enjoyable working relationships with a wide range of people||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Confident and fluent writing style and the ability to communicate effectively in a range of media to a broad range of audiences.||Essential||Application, Interview & Exercise|
|Proven ability to work confidently under own initiative and to proactively manage own workload||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Excellent project planning and management skills, with an avid attention to detail||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Demonstrable interest in the performing arts||Essential||Application & Interview|
|A positive, flexible, and responsive attitude to work.||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Well organised, efficient, and proactive with an ability to generate solutions to problems.||Essential||Application & Interview|
|Collaborative working style with a willingness to support others in a small team||Essential||Application & Interview|