JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: Director of Development SUPERVISOR: Executive Director POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, average 32 hrs./wk STATUS: Exempt; At-Will Employee
LOCATION: Remote work + local Oakland studio / office WAGE: Commensurate with experience. Estimated $80,000 annual salary + three weeks of vacation + modest QSEHRA medical reimbursement plan.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Development is responsible for developing, managing and administering BANDALOOP’s fund development and growth. With the support of the Artistic & Executive Directors as well as the Founder and Board of Directors, this Director level position will implement a multi-level advancement plan that will encompass major donors, corporate and business sponsors, foundation giving, endowment opportunities and special event efforts. Strengthening and diversifying BANDALOOP’s local Bay Area and Oakland funding to amplify and elevate the organizational focus on vertical education curriculum, residencies, and open rehearsals, all grounded in BANDALOOP’s core values and equitable practices, will be paramount to this position. Additional focus will be on new work funding opportunity and institutional grant making to support and grow BANDALOOP’s groundbreaking innovation and expansive creative collaborations that span the globe.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Development will lead and be responsible for raising the contributed income necessary for BANDALOOP to carry out its mission, with a particular focus on its local activities including open rehearsals, residencies, community engagement, and education programming.
1. Identify, cultivate, pursue and grow major donor and contributor support; 2. Assist the Executive & Artistic Directors to maintain strong relationships with donors; 3. Strategize expansively and creatively and implement efforts to secure new and untapped resources; 4. Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving base; 5. Research, draft, manage, edit and write grants for institutional and government giving opportunities; 6. Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions, pledges, and in-kind donations; 7. Maintain donor lists and donor profiles. Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports; 8. Oversee the design of communications relative to donor appreciation and recognition; 9. Support a generative and evolving Board Fund Development Committee; 10. Research and write / edit grant proposals in collaboration with artistic and administrative staff; 11. Assist in the development, production & dissemination of materials for fund raising activities. 12. Manage and populate the potential and current grants database and calendar; 13. Bottom-line grant submissions and reporting for institutional and government grant-making; 14. Event planning and coordination as related to fund development;
BANDALOOP administrative full-time staff work 32 hour work weeks and we maintain a focus on health and wellness for the entire staff and artistic team of touring artists to consciously manage work hours holistically. All BANDALOOP employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at time of employment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a 500 word letter of interest and your resume, both in the body of email (no attachments please), 3 references, as well as links to any other relevant and supporting materials you would like us to consider in review of your application.
More about BANDALOOP
BANDALOOP celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. Since 1991 the company has re-imagined dance, activating natural and public spaces to evoke wonder and imagination in audiences and students around the world.
BANDALOOP is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. BANDALOOP is committed to prioritizing opportunities for BIPOC and historically underprivileged individuals. We strongly encourage all applicants to consider joining our team that centers inclusive and equitable practices in the name of public art engagement.
For the past 30 years, BANDALOOP has cultivated a sense of community, adventure, and curiosity. Today, under the artistic directorship of Melecio Estrella, BANDALOOP creates exquisite and expansive artistic and educational experiences for audiences of all ages; connecting them to a greater sense of expression, inspiration, and to nature. We execute with integrity, generous leadership and a culture of safety, providing a foundation for our perspective-shifting work to grow and impact audiences and communities world-wide.
BANDALOOP CORE VALUES ARE:
Embracing the Adventure of the Unknown
Creating Elemental Connection
Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA)
A Culture of Safety
QUALIFICATIONS: The Director of Development must have a level of mastery in the following:
1. Five years of similar nonprofit experience for arts and/or cultural organization; 2. Familiarity with Oakland and/or Bay Area, regional and national arts funding landscape; 3. True passion for the arts and philanthropy and commitment to social impact; 4. Superior oral and written / editing communications skills; English language, grammar, composition, spelling, business correspondence, telephone etiquette, organized contact management (Salesforce); 5. Experience providing direct supervision over staff and grant / fund management teams; 6. Flexibility (ability to engage at odd hours on odd opportunities, attend performances & meetings); 7. Confidentiality (specifically of donor information); 8. Self-directed – can work with minimal supervision on high-level long-term engagement projects; 9. Proficiency with digital devices, database management and online digital platforms;
10. Willingness to work from home and / or the BANDALOOP studio as well as travel as needed; 11. Commitment to Public Art, and alignment with the BANDALOOP vision, mission, values and program goals; 12. Experience working cooperatively with artists & artist managers to amplify their work.