Title Development Director
Organization Next Act Foundation
Closing Date Monday, November 27, 2017
Location Round Rock, TX
Information

Next Act Foundation in Round Rock, Texas, seeks a seasoned, focused, and highly professional full-time Development Director, responsible for developing and implementing marketing and fundraising strategies that meet operational, program, annual fund and capital campaign objectives for the organization. This position requires an individual that is entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and deeply satisfied by their work to develop, cultivate, and maintain collaborative and strategic relationships with granting organizations, corporate sponsors, individual donors, members, patrons, clients, colleagues, and community members of all types. This individual is passionate about the performing arts and the impact Next Act Foundation’s mission has on our community.

About Next Act Foundation

The vision of the Next Act Foundation is a community with professional arts venues that advance, celebrate and promote the arts and entertainment in the region for economic vitality and enhanced quality of life.

The mission of the Next Act Foundation, in partnership with the regional community, is the secure funding to build a performing arts and entertainment center in Round Rock and be the financial catalyst to support professional and regional art groups in the sustainability of the programming, funding and community participation.

Responsibilities:

Annual Giving: The Development Director will develop a relationship-focused culture that engages donors and volunteers, presents Next Act Foundation as a charity of choice, and promotes a healthy annual fund.
• Develop annual giving program
• Maintain donor database

Marketing & Communications:
• Increase visibility in the community by creating high-quality materials to educate prospective donors and general public
• Maintain social media accounts
• Maintain website
• Develop and manage monthly or bi-monthly e-newsletters through Constant Contact

Capital Campaign: The Development Director will work in concert with the President and Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan for the capital campaign, create and manage a capital campaign committee, and help to keep the campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.
• Overall campaign organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines, and maintaining updated list of naming rights
• Researching and identifying new and existing prospects
• Scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations
• Meeting with prospective donors in partnership with President and members of Board of Directors
• Develop materials to support the Capital Campaign including but not limited to: writing of campaign case statements, campaign correspondence including solicitation proposals, meeting requests, meeting follow up with notes for the President and Board of Directors, and updated campaign reports
• Oversee the annual grant schedule: research, organize and assist in writing grants and procuring grant writers as required to broaden our opportunities as grant recipients; maintain records, prepare summary reports and manage grant implementation as necessary
• Maintain a master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and meetings, and to keep Board of Directors on track
• Timely gift entry and acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges, preparation of pledge payment reminders, and pledge agreements
• Assist in developing and executing with the President and Board of Directors a public relations/communications plan to keep the campaign publicly visible

Other Responsibilities:
• Build and manage effective partnerships with all constituents who can support the organization’s mission and goals
• Develop and implement effective fundraising strategies that meet operational objectives
• Represent the Next Act Foundation to community, civic, local and regional events, relevant arts and cultural networks, and business groups
• Maintain current, accessible information of major donors and sponsors, and manage donor activity in the database to maximize fundraising opportunities
• Development, writing, and submission of grants
• Assist with the writing and submission of Final Reports for grants received by the organization
• Meet with foundation, corporation, business and government entities as appropriate to cultivate grant opportunities
• Diversifying revenue streams, growing organizational revenue, and generating additional funds; participate in partner and donor cultivation activities designed to increase support for other strategic initiatives
• Attend board, committee meetings, and events as appropriate and requested
• Commit to transparency and accountability. Adhere to best practices with donor inquiries. Maintain highest standards of integrity, fiscal accountability, and professionalism in all activities
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Minimum of five years in development as a fundraising professional
• Experience leading and working effectively with board members and associated committees
• Extensive experience with capital campaigns or major donor programs with proven and demonstrated record in securing major gifts
• Record of success in front-line cultivation of a sophisticated donor base of individuals, foundations and corporations; preference given to someone with local familiarity and development in the arts arena
• Understanding of donor needs with the ability to anticipate, respond, meet and/or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters, competent in moves management
• Understanding of best practices in development and current on fundraising trends
• Experience with non-profit financial knowledge
• Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication abilities
• Intellectual agility, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, excellent time management, and ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit
• Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, with the capacity to work cooperatively and effectively to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizations effectiveness
• Positive, personable, emotionally intelligent with a high sense of self-awareness and impact on others, sense of humor, respectful, and able to function in highly collaborative work environment
• Outstanding computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet search engines, excellent research skills
• CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation an asset, but not required
• Some evening and weekend hours required
Compensation:
• Base salary starting at $60,000 commensurate with experience
• A Health Reimbursement Arrangement for QSEHRA plans; QSEHRA must meet minimum essential coverage requirements and proof of coverage must be provided to employer at time of enrollment.

How to Apply:
• Submit the following by email to lori_c_scott@yahoo.com no later than 11/27/17
• Resume
• Cover letter that delineates your experience with capital campaigns, major donor cultivation, and grant writing
• Four references with email and phone numbers
• Samples of grants to include one foundation grant, one government or public entity grant, and one corporate/business sponsorship
• One sample of capital campaign collateral materials with case statements
• Salary requirements

Website http://www.rrartsfoundation.org