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Director of Advancement



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Until position is filled


TITLE: Director of Advancement


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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Development Associate



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$23 per hour

The International Studio & Curatorial Program is seeking a Development Associate in East Williamsburg, NY. ISCP is a not-for-profit, residency-based contemporary art center for emerging  to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. Founded in 1994, ISCP has hosted over 1,800 artists and curators from 85 countries. Please visit for more information. ISCP’s Development Associate is responsible for managing ISCP’s development administration, assisting with grant writing and reporting, fundraising events coordination, and reports directly to the Development Manager and Head of Communications. The successful candidate must enjoy a fast-paced work environment with steady multitasking and problem solving.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Preparation of funding applications (individual, corporate and foundation), interim and  year end reporting

● Prospect research

● Assisting with fundraising events, including the planning and coordination of galas, auctions, sale of editions

● Maintaining Salesforce data on funders and grant applications

● Maintaining annual fundraising calendar

● Assisting Executive Director in preparation for quarterly board meetings

● Liaise with board and funders as required

● Communications with foreign and national funders: inquiries, correspondence


Education and Experience:

● A minimum of three years experience in development, preferably in a nonprofit environment

● Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience writing grants, grant reports, and annual appeals

● Attention to detail; ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask; and strong organizational skills are a must

● Understanding of fundraising needs and workflows for non-profits

● Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines

● Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent number years’ experience.

● Computer skills including Microsoft Office and G Suite

● Salesforce/database experience a plus

● Familiarity with funding landscape in NYC and beyond is a plus

● An interest in contemporary art is desirable


Position is part-time: 16 hours a week, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $23. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, paid sick time, pro-rated health insurance, and 401k plan. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.

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