Associate Director of Development
Posting DetailsPosition Information Job TitleAssociate Director of DevelopmentDepartmentMoody Center for the ArtsFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberS19542Open Date04/10/2019Close DateSalary 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 RequiredBachelor's DegreeMajor/DisciplineSubstitution 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 Required3 yearsType 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 PreferredSkills 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?