Associate Director of Development
Posting DetailsPosition Information Job Title Associate Director of Development Department Moody Center for the Arts Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Requisition Number S19542 Open Date 04/10/2019 Close Date Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and QualificationsWork Schedule
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evenings and weekends as required by event schedule.
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University has a bold mission to encourage creative thinking and original expression, enrich curricular innovation, and promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts.
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) supports the mission of The Moody Center for the Arts by engaging a unique portfolio of donors and prospects. Working closely with the leadership team and Development and Alumni Relations, the ADoD maintains and increases annual giving; manages a calendar of donor communication projects and special events; serves as a key player in the engagement and stewardship of a tiered group of annual supporters along with donors and prospects capable of major gifts; and supports the shaping and execution of the center’s operating and campaign fundraising plans and goals.
The ideal candidate is motivated, a self-starter who has a strong appreciation of the arts, possesses excellent communication and project management skills, is comfortable soliciting gifts, skillful at building relationships, and highly organized.Education Required Bachelor's Degree Major/Discipline Substitution for Education Requirement
Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.Education Preferred
Bachelor’s degree in arts, art history, humanities, or other related field.Experience Required 3 years Type of Experience
Related experience including at least one year of individual major gift fundraising experience.Substitution for Experience Requirement
Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.Experience Preferred
- Experience in fundraising focused on individual giving, membership and/or grant writing
- Experience working in arts, higher education and/or non-profit working environments
- Experience working on high-profile fundraising events
- Experience in project management
Must possess (or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license with no more than three moving violations and/or at fault accidents within the past 36 months, and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.License/Certification Preferred Skills Required
- Ability to learn new strategies
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Data analysis skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
- Familiarity with fundraising in an arts or higher education environment is desirable
- Attention to detail and ability to quickly understand and remember details about alumni/donors and projects to which they are assigned
Expertise using software for project management and data trackingInternal / External Contacts
Internal: Daily contact with staff members within The Moody Center for the Arts; frequent contact with members of the Development and Alumni Relations division; occasional contact with representatives from Rice University administration, schools, other centers, and other departments
External: Frequent communication with donors and prospects via email, telephone, and in-person meetings/eventsPhysical Demands
Will be required to attend meetings in various building across campus and throughout the city.Working Conditions
- Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM
- Evenings and weekends as required by Moody Center special events
- Generally a quiet environment
- Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with an emphasis on $100,000+ gifts
- Collaborates with colleagues in corporate and foundation relations on numerous grant proposals
- Identifies fundraising priorities and devise plans and strategies to accomplish goals
- Works collaboratively with staff and development colleagues in support of fundraising initiatives
- Collaborates on development-related communications and events
- Performs all other duties as assigned
- In consultation with the Executive Director and DAR, creates an annual development plan with prioritized goals and objectives that span all three sectors; the goals will include both institutional and individual targets and timelines
- Works with DAR’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR), to identify and target new corporate and/or foundation donors
- Writes grant proposals to local and national foundations
- Travels for the purpose of developing new relationships and soliciting new sources of funding, as needed
- Cover Letter
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
- * Do you have three years of related experience including at least one year of individual major gift fundraising experience?
- * Do you possess (or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license?
- * Have you had four or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past three years?
- * Do you have any convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years?