Development Manager

Posted by BlackRock Center for the Arts ; Posted on 
Development Manager



BlackRock Center for the Arts is seeking an individual with a diverse background and work experience who brings a passion for the arts to the role of Development Manager. The Development Manager will serve a small but mighty team, supporting an evolving and exciting fundraising and development plan.

Overview of the Position:
The Development Manager is responsible for working with the Chief Executive Officer to create a
development plan that will support the organization. She/he will be required to collaborate with the
Center’s leadership team to develop financial goals, implement fundraising plans, and manage donor relationships to ensure the organization’s sustainability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create a development plan
  • Implement a membership program
  • Direct an Annual Campaign
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and events including the VIP Opening Event and Spring Gala
  • Identify potential donors and supporters
  • Cultivate new relationships and maintain current donors
  • Make public appearances on behalf of BlackRock Center for the Arts
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is current
  • Provide support to staff, Board of Trustees, committees, and volunteers during fundraising
    campaigns and events
  • Contribute to the overall excellence of the team through active-engagement, cross
    programming endeavors, and events
  • Share ownership in understanding BlackRock programs at large in each department through the lens of Development
  • Collaborate with the BlackRock team on collateral to support fundraising and program efforts
  • Assist with special events for the community
  • Assist with the management of BlackRock’s website
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with donor management database required. Proficiency with Bloomerang preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of non-profit fundraising best-practices and funding sources
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional time-management, organizational, and project management skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, friendly, and persuasive in communications with
    donors, potential donors, and the public
  • Strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal
  • Ability to work under both direct supervision and independently, while always remaining
    collaborative, connected, and creative with the rest of the team
  • Demonstrated passion for the arts, positive attitude, sense of humor, and a commitment to
    creating a more equitable and just community


The annual salary for the Development Manager is $45,000/year. Health, Dental, and Vision benefits are

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Development/Fundraising
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $25,000-$50,000
Experience: -
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree