Administrative Support, Development/Fundraising, Program Management
4 Year Degree
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Operations, the Development Manager will be responsible for managing private fundraising activities including but not limited to individual giving, corporate/foundation relations, government grants and special events. The successful candidate will work collaboratively across the organization to engage boards, committee members, volunteers, executive leadership and management to identify opportunities for philanthropic support and sponsorship. The Development Manager will report directly to the Executive Director.
Develop and implement an annual fundraising strategy, including quarterly activities and metrics
Develop and implement an annual donor communications strategy, including an annual report, in collaboration with the communications team
Create, manage and implement individual giving programs
Plan and execute fundraising and cultivation events, including small receptions and an annual fundraising gala
Develop, cultivate and grow relationships with major donors
Prepare and implement direct mail and email solicitations
Diversify the organization’s fundraising base
In collaboration with program staff and the Executive Director, write high-quality, accurate grant proposals and reports for funders and ensure their timely deliveries to funders
Required Job Qualifications:
Must embrace the mission of the Ensemble Español
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, nonprofit management or related field required
5-7 years of experience in fundraising and communications
Successful and progressive background in fundraising and stewardship, particularly with diverse groups and communities
Successful cultivation of major gifts
Strong interpersonal and writing skills including excellent presentation, writing, editing and proofreading skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies including volunteers, program participants, individual and major donors
Advanced computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and desktop publishing software
Demonstrated/hands on experience with fundraising databases
Self-motivated with an ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
Must be detail-oriented and have utmost integrity
Must have ability to prioritize multiple assignments
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
Initiative, sound judgment, and an ability to work collaboratively to move programs and prospects forward.
Time management skills in the context of multiple competing priorities.
Careful attention to detail and a commitment to quality and timeliness in all work.
Proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Reliability, flexibility and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality.
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as necessary.
About Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater
The mission of our company is the preservation, presentation and promotion of Spanish Dance and culture, which includes the exploration of the country's history and identifies its influence of Latin American art and dance. Maintaining the highest caliber of artistic and educational excellence solidifies the Ensemble's role as a leader in Hispanic world culture.