Careers at KCYA

 

Director of Development

 

Kansas City Young Audiences seeks an experienced fund-raising professional with a demonstrated track record to fill the position of Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for the organization and implementation of a comprehensive development program. This includes planning and coordinating all fundraising programs and activities for the organization, maintaining corporate/foundation and individual donor relations, grant writing, and stewardship. The Director of Development creates an annual fundraising plan and calendar, works directly with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, and program staff members. This position supervises a Development and Events Coordinator. He or she reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive yearly fundraising plan to renew existing donors and acquire new donors through direct mail and phone campaigns, face-to-face contacts, corporate/foundation grants, education/arts related grants, special events and stewardship/recognition programs with the goal of increasing annual levels of gifts.
  • Develop and implement both annual and long-range goals, objectives, and strategies to maximize support through various sources including individuals, corporations, foundations, and planned giving. 
  • Develop and implement an ongoing program of communication with existing donors, which recognizes past and current commitments and fosters support for future efforts.
  • Manage gift-tracking, timely acknowledgments, and regular reporting on the use and impact of funds raised.
  • Manage the sponsor solicitation program for the annual fundraising event.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, work with Program managers to coordinate and implement fundraising programs for specific projects. 
  • Position requires schedule flexibility to meet the expectations of the job, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Qualifications

 

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in arts/nonprofit administration, marketing, business administration, communications, or related field.

 

Experience: A minimum of three years work experience in development and event management at a not-for-profit arts organization preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.

 

Proven development and fundraising experience with a progressively successful record of performance. Experience in grant writing to foundations and corporations with a written record of performance preferred. Superb presentation skills. Ability to establish and build relationships.

 

Must possess the ability to communicate the mission and vision of Kansas City Young Audiences and have a passion for arts education.

 

Must have a working knowledge of a CRM fundraising database (proficiency with Abila a plus), and be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, along with salary requirements to: employment@kcya.org

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits

Excellent health, retirement 401(K), dental, and disability benefits. Paid personal days.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 


 

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 


 

Internship Opportunities

 

Kansas City Young Audiences needs interns to help us in the office with data entry, event planning, and supervising the many students who attend the Community School of the Arts. Interns have a rewarding experience by assisting students to discover their artistic abilities and by supporting the work of our very busy staff. Learn more about our Internship Program....