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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Direct Reports:
Development Coordinator (fall/spring/summer intern position)|
Department:
Development/Fundraising
Position Status:
Full time - 40 hours/week, flexible in-office schedule, the majority of work will be during weekday business hours, some evening and weekends per needs of events.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
We are looking for a talented, passionate, thoughtful, multi-tasking and innovative individual to join Team TeenTix as our Development Manager! We are seeking an energetic go-getter, who will bring strong organizational and communication skills to lead, manage and strategically advance TeenTix’s individual giving campaigns; our monthly giving club, our annual fundraising gala, and our community-building and stewardship events. This person will create and manage a dynamic mid-level donor strategy to grow the Major Gifts Program along with the Executive Director, and will provide administrative support to our grant contractor.

They will collaborate with all members of our team, including our Board, Advisory Council, Development Committee, and Executive Director to develop and execute a strategic fund development plan intended to raise a projected income annually. This position is supported by a strong working Development Committee, consisting of philanthropy leaders and fundraising specialists. This group provides strategic advice, execution support, and leadership in major gifts, individual campaigns, grants, corporate strategy, events, and fundraising best practices.

TeenTix is an anti-racist organization that is actively working to identify, name, and correct institutionalized racism and constructs of white supremacy within our own organization, and to help our partnered arts and culture organizations do the same. Our programs work to uplift marginalized voices in arts leadership and arts journalism, and to increase access to art.

We have a multi-layered, hierarchical approach in addressing our equity work:

  1. First, we use a racial lens because we know that the construct of race intersects with all aspects of inequity.
  2. Second, we prioritize youth voice, need, and choice. By breaking down the hierarchical and exclusionary paradigm of high and low art, we offer teens an opportunity to explore wherever their interest takes them.
  3. Third, it is our job to increase the visibility of art that is representative of different communities. In our marketing, programming, and community engagement efforts, we encourage young people to explore art that addresses diverse world perspectives. We believe experiencing different views creates opportunities for teens to become engaged citizens with the capacity to create equitable community.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
INDIVIDUAL GIVING & STEWARDSHIP

  • Donor relations contact for all base ($1-250) and mid-level ($250-$500) donors, building and maintaining positive relationships, and excellent ongoing stewardship. Evaluates capacity and provides recommendations to transition prospective major donors to the Executive Director.
  • Supports Executive Director with major donor portfolio, tracking moves management and contact reports for meetings with Executive Director’s donors and prospects.
  • Engages donors, volunteers, alumni, and funders respectfully and confidentially.
  • Manages, strategically expands, evaluates and refines TeenTix’s annual fund through direct mail, online campaigns, and The Honors Society (monthly giving strategy).
  • Manages overall solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calendar.
  • Manages and maintains the donor database (Kindful), keeping data accurate and up to date.
  • Administers all formal written donor acknowledgement and tax receipts.

EVENTS:

  • Teeny Gala Dinner: Manages and executes all aspects of the annual (fall) Teeny Gala Dinner in collaboration with the Gala Committee and Development Committee. Includes guest registration and table captain coordination, sponsorship solicitation, and management of event logistics.
  • Community Engagement Events: Works closely with teens (from our programs The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society, and The Press Corps) and program staff to plan, execute, solicit sponsorship & donations for annual teen-led events such as The Teeny Awards Ceremony, the Teen Arts & Opportunity Fair, parent & teen social hours and arts outings, public panels/conversations and workshops, and events with other teen leadership groups.

MANAGEMENT:

  • Hires and supervises three intern positions each year (fall/spring/summer), the Development Coordinator, whose role is to support the Development Manager’s annual work (15-20 hrs/week).

COMMUNICATION & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:

  • Works closely with communications staff to develop and manage consistent messaging to teens and donors that aligns with solicitation and donor-specific stewardship communications.
  • Collaborates with communications and program staff to prepare materials (print and digital) that support the growth of all individual giving campaigns, community events, and the Teeny Gala Dinner. Contributes content for development-related marketing materials and publications.
  • Provides administrative support to TeenTix’s grant writer and Executive Director in year-long grant strategy, such as submitting invoices and reports (prepared by grant writer), tracking regularly reported data points, maintaining a database of program participant feedback.
  • Support the Executive Director, Board President, and Advisory Council President in ensuring that all TeenTix leadership are supported in their fundraising for TeenTix

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Required:

  • At least two years experience in fundraising in a non-profit setting or equivalent relevant experience in another industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of people, from fellow staff, board members, to major donors, to staff at TeenTix Partners, to teen volunteers.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for fundraising and events as appropriate.
  • Enthusiastic commitment to the mission of ensuring equitable access to the arts for all young people, but especially for teens who have traditionally been excluded from arts participation, including teens of color, low-income teens, teens whose first language is not English, and teens with unstable housing.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, and a desire to join a small, growing organization and pitch in where needed to move the mission forward (within the parameters of your schedule). This could mean showing up to staff an outreach table, proof-reading a colleague’s writing, or washing dishes.
  • Donor and/or ticketing/box office database or systems.
  • Strong organization skills; ability to set good priorities and manage your own to-do list effectively; ability to balance enthusiasm with patience required to do things well with limited resources.
  • Affinity for teen culture and belief in the goodness of teenagers.

Desired:

  • Attention to detail who takes pride in developing strong systems and structures.
  • Someone who views fundraising as the joyful practice of offering people the opportunity to connect deeply with issues they care about.
  • Affinity for and knowledge of the local arts community.
  • Great sense of humor.

WHAT YOU WILL GET:

Full time, 40 hr/week position with a flexible, family-friendly schedule. Salary range: $37,440 - $41,600.

    • 40 hours/week, part-time hourly, non-exempt
    • Medical and vision benefits
    • 12 days of vacation accrued during the first year of employment
    • 8 sick days accrued each year
    • 3 days personal leave each year
    • 14 paid holidays each year
    • Up to $50 parking or public transit reimbursement each month

TO APPLY:
Young people, people that identify as queer and/or non-binary, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. TeenTix is an organization that is deeply committed to helping our employees achieve their career goals and maintain a good quality of life while working hard at a small non-profit. The work is challenging, fun, inspiring, sometimes frustrating, and frequently extremely rewarding. Your time will be respected and you will not be asked to treat yourself as an unlimited resource.

Please send a resumé and cover letter to [email protected].

PROCESS:

We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2019. We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis after that date. In-person interviews will be conducted during the first two weeks of December with TeenTix’s Exeutive Director. Applicants who are invited for interviews will be asked to submit two writing samples relevant to this position (such as a donor appeal letter or development plan). Second round interviews will be done with members of staff, teens, and Development Committee.

The ideal start date for this position is January 1, 2020.

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