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Development Director

For City of Burlington

This position is responsible for designing and implementing the development plan, direct fundraising, development marketing, volunteer supervision and assistance in long range planning to support BCA's annual fundraising efforts.  In addition, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating development activities and services provided by Burlington City Arts serving the greater Burlington cultural community.

Essential Job Functions


  • Develop and assess progress of the annual fundraising campaign and report recommendations to the Director and the Development Committee.
  • Strategize, implement and oversee annual development plan including major gift program, annual campaign, corporate solicitations, grant writing and special events.
  • Make recommendations regarding the development of the annual department budget and work with staff leadership team to establish strategic planning initiatives and long-term projections
  • Work closely with board members, volunteers and the Executive Director to deploy annual plan activities
  • Network with the business and non-profit community to develop relationships on behalf of the organization and pursue financial and in-kind support.
  • Work with Executive Director and communication team to design collateral materials and campaign messaging for development activities.
  • Oversee the research of corporations, foundations and government agencies that provide resources to the arts. 
  • Oversee the creation of grant proposals and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Oversee the development of direct solicitation lists, call lists, etc. and ensure that every donation is acknowledged in writing in a timely manner.
  • Over-see quality of database(s), and analyze fundraising efforts.
Feb 06, 2020
achelor's degree in related field and 3-5 years experience in development, sales or fundraising required. Extensive knowledge of the arts and cultural activities desired, preferably in the greater Burlington area. Experience working with donor database software required. Ability to write clearly for various purposes, from thank you letters to grant proposals to formal gift acknowledgement. Proficiency in keyboarding and intermediate computer skills. Ability to work in PC format with knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required. Ability to professionally represent City Arts and the City of Burlington inside and outside of City Hall. Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development. Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
Bachelor's degree in related field and 3-5 years experience in development, sales or fundraising required
Burlington, VT
Regular Full Time Exempt
$72,000.00 - $86,000.00 Annually
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