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Montalvo Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Development Director FT, 40-hours, exempt

Montalvo Arts Center is seeking an experienced, highly energetic Development Director, to plan and direct all fundraising programs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate program staff. This position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Senior Management team at Montalvo. The Development Director will be an individual with a rich development background, who has had progressive and successful experience in South Bay Area/Silicon Valley fundraising and who has a strong track record of successful management. The ideal candidate cares deeply about Montalvos mission, has a passion for the arts, and has experience working in nonprofit arts organization(s). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Acts as the liaison to the Funds Development Committee and works closely with members of Montalvo staff, Trustees, major donors, contractors and volunteers. Prepares, monitors and administers all fundraising budgets. Manages a development staff of 3.5 FTEs and Endowment Campaign consultant. Appoints, leads, trains, evaluates, and manages development volunteers and interns. Directs the planning and coordination of annual giving, major gifts, Institutional giving, special events, research and database management and online gifts. Creation and development of Planned Giving program. Works closely with Board Development Committee to recommend, research, and evaluate potential trustees for Board membership. Assigns responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteer organizations, and governing body according to special interests or capabilities. Oversees the research and funding strategy of public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify potential sources of funding. Oversees the organization of fundraising special events. Designs and oversees direct mail campaign to reach potential contributors. Oversees the development of donor recognition programs. Informs potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution. Supervises and coordinates activities of staff engaged in maintaining records of contributors and grants, and preparing letters of appreciation to be sent to contributors. Perform other related duties as required. Continued

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The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Bachelors Degree and 8-10 years of fundraising responsibility within organizations supporting nonprofit institutions (preferably arts related) with budgets of $4 million or larger. Masters Degree preferred. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of South Bay Area & Silicon Valley philanthropy and giving. Excellent organizational skills with particular attention to detail and capacity to multi-task under pressure. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals. Use independent judgment and produce a quality product within tight time constraints. Experience with Raisers Edge software preferred.

Working Conditions & Physical Tasks: Candidate must have the ability to communicate via voice telephone, read and understand written communication, and generate written communication manually and using a computer. Candidate must also have the ability to sit at a desk for extended periods, lift and move documents and supplies up to 25 lbs., and bend or reach to file and retrieve documents. The position involves regular local travel; valid drivers license and access to own vehicle is required. Occasional out-of-area and/or international travel may be required. The position requires evening/weekend availability. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Montalvo offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; FSA; and 401(K) retirement plan. To apply, submit a cover letter describing your skills and experience, and include your reasons for wanting to apply for this position, salary history and available start date, along with your resume to Human Resources via email at Please do not call about this position. Applications without cover letter and salary history will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Applications will be screened for qualifications and experience. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be offered an interview. For more detailed information about Montalvo Arts Center visit our website at Montalvo Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants who contribute to the diversity of our organization are encouraged to apply. Posted 2/22/12