Development Director

The Arts Council of Princeton, a 501c3 nonprofit, is seeking a Development Director whose primary responsibility is to provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and grant writing. This is a full-time job which reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director will have one direct report in a Development Associate.

• Support the executive director (ED) in the development of a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies for individual and institutional donors and sponsors.
• Provide monthly reports to the ED which measure progress towards achieving the plan.
• Broaden ACP fundraising by developing approaches such as planned giving, solicitation of bequests, and endowment programs.
• Grant requests and administration.
• Lead the researching and writing of grant proposals for ACP programs.
• Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation.

• Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base for ACP.
• Keep up-to-date on current fundraising programs, practices and procedures used in the nonprofit sector.
• Create and implement major gifts program, planned giving program, and volunteer giving program.
• Identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding.
• Build and maintain relationships with major donors of all types, develop strategies for solicitation, and solicit or coordinate the solicitation by the ED, other staff, board or volunteers, as appropriate
• Lead the creation and updating of marketing collateral materials to support gift cultivation.
• Develop and implement all aspects of direct donor mailings, appeal letters, and other donor mailings, including stewardship letters, as needed.
• Maintain the donor database to ensure that information is current and accurate.
• Acknowledge all gifts and donations.

• Create an annual sponsorship opportunities package around programming including all exhibits and performances.
• Solicit and develop sponsors.

• Manage or oversee all ACP fundraising and cultivation events.
• Work with appropriate staff and volunteers including ACP’s Circle of Friends to ensure successful, goal-oriented events.
• Develop and solicit sponsors for events as needed.

• A minimum of two years of fundraising experience.
• Knowledge of Princeton’s arts and culture community is a plus.
• Deadline-oriented, team player, with the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; and establish and maintain effective working relations.
• Ability to inspire, train, motivate, challenge, and supervise volunteers and direct report(s).
• Ability to develop and maintain donor files, records and documentation and to prepare detailed written reports as required.
• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement programs in support of program goals.
• Ability to work collaboratively.
• Excellent research, writing, and computer skills.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Confidence with public speaking and ability to clearly express ideas verbally and in writing.
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to:
Use “Development Director Search” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.

Development Associate

The Arts Council of Princeton, a 501c3 nonprofit, is seeking a Development Assistant whose primary responsibility is to support the Development Office (led by the Development Director) in all fundraising activities including donor development, donor relations, and special events.

• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
• Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
• Continually update and correct database records.
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors.
• Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
• Handle all administrative details associated with the Development Committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
• Assemble informational kits for events and meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by the Development Director.

• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database management experience.
• Deadline-oriented, team player, with the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to:
Use “Development Associate Search” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.

ACP Employment Highlights:

    • Creative, High-Energy Work Environment
    • Strong Community Committment
    • Discounts for Employees and their Families
    • Picturesque Downtown Princeton Setting
    • Endless chocolate and small world coffee