Provide strategic leadership and operational integrity for all fundraising efforts, managing, advancing and expanding North House’s giving programs, creating year-round momentum by utilizing North House’s Year-End and Spring Outreach Campaigns as key springboards to generate and expand operating support and special project funding.
Advance and improve North House’s efforts to deepen relationships and expand involvement with supporters at both the major and lead donor levels.
Provide leadership and direction for North House’s emerging development team and efforts , serving as lead staff advancing new and growing initiatives that will strengthen North House’s array of development assets and resources.
Facilitate North House’s success expanding grant funding through foundation engagement, day-to-day management, report development and collaborative proposal creation.
Coordinate North House fundraising initiatives during special events, including the Unplugged Backstage Bash/Flannel Formal, Points North Online Auction, and Boats to Tools Auction.
Demonstrated success providing staff, project and public leadership.
Multiple years of targeted experience in development roles ranging from donor engagement, capital campaigns and grant management, including duties in the realm of development strategy and leadership.
Bachelor degree or higher strongly preferred.
Broad-based educational programming and nonprofit operations experience.
Exceptional organizational abilities and timeline management skills.
Significant experience with and enthusiasm for working with people of all ages.
Driven to engage varied projects – flexibility, creativity, instinct.
North House Folk School is an educational non-profit located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, MN.
The mission of North House Folk School is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Five basic tenets guide all programs a...nd classes at the folk school:
- Create a rich, positive environment that inspires lifelong learning in a non-competitive environment.
- Promote and preserve the knowledge, skills, crafts and stories of the past and present.
- Help students recognize and develop their creativity, talents and interests in a student-centered environment that affirms individual differences.
- Foster the concept of inter-generational learning.
- Provide creative and meaningful opportunities for individuals, families and groups.