Join our dynamic team of 17 passionate and talented individuals, dedicated to changing lives and advancing the fields of creative arts therapy. Build off of the momentum of a growing new nonprofit with a 43-year history of making a difference in the lives of over 60,000 individuals as we work to build a sustainable infrastructure and a robust Development strategy
The Development Director works collaboratively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors’ Outreach Committee to create and implement a strategic development plan for obtaining grants, corporate donors and individual gifts. The position will develop annual fundraising campaigns (mail and digital), ensure a culture of philanthropy is adopted throughout the organization where donor stewardship and cultivation are a top priority. The Development Director will be responsible for making personal calls and visits to donors, coordinating and planning fundraising events, meetings, programs and other elements designed to enhance positive relations with donors.
The Development Director will be tasked with growing contributed income from $70,000 annually to $100,000 through individual giving and fundraising events. This position will also oversee ITA’s grant writer in seeking foundation support of $100,000-$200,000 annually. Contributed revenue currently underwrites approximately 30% of ITA’s total operating budget which is quickly growing toward $1,000,000.
Minimum of 5 years nonprofit experience in a direct fundraising and/or development role.
Competencies and Preferred Skills
Ability and confidence to interact with varied constituencies including Board Members and volunteers.
Exceptional writing skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Energetic, team-oriented, and results-oriented personality.
Exceptional organization and communication skills.
Creative and flexible.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and high level of comfort with CRM (constituent relationship management) databases, such as Salesforce.com.
Marketing capabilities, especially in social media.
Interest and or experience in Creative Arts and/or Creative Arts Therapy.
About Institute for Therapy Through the Arts
The Institute for Therapy through the Arts empowers and energizes individuals, families and communities to grow and heal by engaging in creative arts therapies. Founded in 1975, the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) is one of the few comprehensive community-based arts therapy programs in the United States to offer all four creative arts treatment modalities - Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance/Movement Therapy. ITA’s philosophy is based on a holistic treatment model which fosters the integration of mind and body through an integrated arts therapy approach promoting optimal health of the WHOLE person.