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Director of Advancement

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$75,000-85,000
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Until position is filled

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Director of Advancement

DEPARTMENT: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $85,000 annually (based on years of experience)

Who we are:

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall is the region’s cultural core, convening and engaging people in arts experiences that strengthen community. Maryland Hall was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed the former Annapolis High School could best be utilized as a community arts center. Today, our historic landmark building is the community's gathering place for the arts. Through year-round classes, performances, exhibits, tours, workshops and demonstrations, people of all ages discover the transformative power of the arts. Each day, Maryland Hall nurtures inspiration, cultivates originality and fosters the imaginations of the children, families, students and adults who come through our doors.

The position we’re filling:

The Director of Advancement is responsible for developing, managing and administering Maryland Hall’s  fund development plan. With the support of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Advancement Director will implement a multi-level Advancement plan that will include major donor, corporate and business, foundation, endowment, special event and direct mail efforts. The Advancement Director is responsible for strengthening and diversifying Maryland Hall’s funding.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Fundraising Activities
  • The Director of Advancement will lead the team responsible for raising the funds necessary for Maryland Hall to carry out its mission
  • Identify, cultivate, pursue and retain major donor and contributor support
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board to maintain strong relationships with current foundation, major and individual givers
  • Strategize on and implement efforts to secure new and untapped resources
  • Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving base
  • Assist the board with the production of fundraising events
  • Administration
  • Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions, pledges, in-kind donations and other payments
  • Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles
  • Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed
  • Oversee the design and production of the organizations communications relative donor appreciation and recognition
  • Research and write grant proposals
  • Assist in the development, production and dissemination of support materials for fund raising activities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

What you bring:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Personal track record of success in reaching and exceeding fundraising goals
  • Proven ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a team to achieve goals
  • Experience hiring, mentoring, and retaining staff
  • Demonstrated project management, organization, delegation, and prioritization skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Maryland Hall’s mission
  • This is a full-time, exempt, position. Hours are typically Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends.
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