Music In Common Seeks Development Director Music in Common is committed to creating a team rich in cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious diversity to reflect the wide array of communities we serve.We are seeking a hard-working, dedicated Development Director to help advance our 14-year old organization into the next phase of growth. This is a part-time contractor position with the potential to evolve into a full time role. Candidates with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in the development and advancement field will be given priority consideration. Compensation ranges from $20 - $35 / hour dependent upon experience, and number of hours will initially range from 10 - 20 hours per week. The Development Director must reside in the metro-Atlanta area.
Development Director Description The Development Director reports directly to the executive director and works with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff - especially the marketing director and business manager - to oversee all fundraising and development efforts for the organization. The Development Director will lead the Music In Common team to build a first class fundraising program with the goal of a 20% annual increase in the organization’s income for the next five years. Music In Common’s current revenue stream falls into five categories: Donations (65%), Grants (15%), Program Fees (10%), Sponsorships (5%), and Event Ticket Sales (5%). Music in Common has ongoing programming in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and western Massachusetts, and travel to any of the three hubs (or elsewhere) may be required.
Work duties include:
Strategize with the marketing director to raise the profile of Music In Common as an attractive recipient of contributions in the communities we currently serve, and beyond
Development and implementation of annual appeal and other special appeals such as mid-year appeals, program fundraising, and crowdfunding campaigns
Cultivation of new donors, including Music In Common program alumni, and the research and outreach to potential major donors.
Direct outreach to sustaining donors to ensure continued support and expanded giving
Management of the Board of Directors and volunteers in the writing and mailing of thank you notes and emails to all donors, as well as calling major donors, within two weeks of receiving donations
Working with and overseeing the gala committees for the annual Raise the MIC galas in Atlanta, western Massachusetts, and southern California
Management and implementation of annual and event sponsorship programs and other fundraising components of MIC programs and events, such as ticket and merchandise sales
Development and implementation of new fundraising events
Identify and research potential programmatic and organizational funding sources including grants, sponsorships, and donors
Research, identify, and oversee the writing of programmatic and operational grants as part of a grant writing team consisting of a grant writer, Music In Common executive director, MIC program director, and volunteers including Board members.
Working with business manager to ensure all awarded grant reporting requirements are met
Building a volunteer base to help with fundraising
Qualifications Music In Common is comprised of a small, grassroots network of compassionate, hard-working staff, Board members, and volunteers in the U.S. and Middle East. We believe fervently in the mission of our organization and are deeply committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. We strive to create a work environment that feels more like a family than it does a job. We seek to build our team with members who share the same passion for their work that we do. The Development Director should have:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in business or non-profit administration
2-3 years experience in non-profit fundraising with a demonstrated track record of success
Superb interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Excellent leadership skills to successfully direct and inspire others and delegate tasks
Computer savvy with command over MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, and social media, and a working knowledge of Quickbooks
Familiarity with peace and conflict transformation and mitigation as well as current and historical political / social issues in the U.S. and Middle East.
Ability to work independently and determine the steps required to complete assignments
Commitment to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Compensation This is an independent contractor position and does not provide employee benefits. Compensation ranges from $20 - $35 / hour based on experience.
To Apply Please email a cover letter, resume and a minimum of one professional and one personal reference to Todd Mack, Executive Director, at email@example.com with “Development Director” in the subject line.