Position Description: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is currently searching for an exceptional, full-time, Development Manager who will facilitate the success of the organization’s development related activities.
Reports To: Executive Director
To partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to successfully meet our organization’s immediate and long-term development goals, with a primary focus of sustainability
Manage all phases of grant processes including grantor selection and application, cultivation, acknowledgments, and interim and final reporting of funded grants while managing outside contracted grant managers and writers and coordinating internal staff
Develop, lead and manage all fundraising appeal and campaign processes and administrative implementation (including all print and digital channels)
Partner, participate and support the Executive Director’s sponsorship, major gifts and planned giving initiatives, including fundraising asks
Lead all efforts for fundraising related events including planning, logistics and implementation
Work with Leadership team to develop, set, and monitor all organizational fundraising goals
Manage all donor acknowledgements, cultivation, relationship management and communication processes, including managing Executive Director’s prospect cultivation calendar and schedule
Manage and maintain all fundraising related data in the organization’s database
Possible Intern(s) and/or Volunteer(s)
4-5+ year related development and fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors (with proven record of success in campaigns, grants, corporate and individual giving) and a minimum of 1-2 years of technical and/or grant writing experience
Experience with successful event planning and event execution
Effective project management skills with ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities with tight deadlines
Experience working with database and donor management software (we use Bloomerang) and proficiency with several design programs and all Microsoft Office programs
Exceptional written, spoken, virtual and interpersonal communication skills with donors, key stakeholders, leadership and colleagues
Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Administration, Communications, Marketing, Arts Administration, or similar fields- though degrees in other areas are welcome
Fully embraces Smith Center’s mission and values.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and vacation, sick/personal and holiday time
Please note that we are a 25 year old small nonprofit with an annual budget of ~$1.5 million. The Development Manager is a department of one (with Leadership) who is responsible for all aspects from strategy to implementation.
About Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Founded in 1996, Smith Center is a nonprofit health, education, and arts organization in Washington DC. Our mission is to develop and promote healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes for people affected by cancer.
Our programs focus on cultivating each person’s innate ability to heal, helping participants explore meaning and maintain hope—even in the face of life’s challenges. We offer programs for the community and specialize in serving people with cancer and utilizing the arts in healing.