Development Manager

Website Hi-ARTS

Hi-ARTS Development Manager Job Description

Hi-ARTS, a leading nonprofit organization within the urban arts movement, seeks a dynamic Development Manager to join its growing team. The Development Manager is responsible for raising individual and major gifts, and securing institutional support towards Hi-ARTS’ $500,000 annual operating budget. This position will be new to the organization and have exciting potential for growth.


– Identifying, soliciting, and building relationships with foundations, major donors, and other fundraising sources

– Participating in overall planning and execution of Hi-ARTS fundraising strategy and tactical plan

– Developing fundraising and financial reports for stakeholders, including the Board of Directors

– Keeping donors and key funders apprised of ongoing activities

– Partnering with grant writing consultant to develop and submit proposals and reports to foundation, corporate, and government funders

– Scheduling and managing donor and prospect events (3-4 per year) for cultivation and solicitation purposes with the assistance of the Executive Director, General Manager, and a select group of the Board of Directors

– Generating donor acknowledgements in a timely manner

– Preparing research on each major donor prospect to include giving history to Hi-ARTS and other organizations, capacity, and any Hi-ARTS linkages

– Managing a comprehensive cultivation tracking system and communication calendar for all donors and prospects in the donor database

– Preparing major gift proposals in response to inquiries and/or cultivation of major donors and prospects

– Other duties as assigned


– Must embrace the mission of Hi-ARTS

– Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, with an emphasis on individual giving and major gifts

– Demonstrated experience in event planning and development

– Previous experience working closely with a Board of Directors

– Knowledge of and experience in the national performing and urban arts landscape

– Ability to work in and fully leverage donor databases

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail in a busy environment


This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental and vision benefits. Salary depends on experience.


Email with subject line: Development Manager. Include a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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