Development Director

Charlotte Street Foundation
3333 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States

Art / Photography / Journalism
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
From $70,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
The Job Opportunity:
The Development Director is a key position that provides critical fundraising/development strategy, planning, and implementation, including all individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, special fundraising events, direct mail, grant proposals, donor research, donor record keeping, and stewardship for the Charlotte Street Foundation. The position proactively cultivates relationships with current donors and audiences, and engages prospects to support the work of Charlotte Street Foundation through their active participation in and contributions to the organization. They will be responsible for cultivating a culture of fundraising with Staff and Board, and managing external communications with donors and potential donors.
The Desired Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting artists and the art ecology through their work at Charlotte Street Foundation, and have an authentic interest in the programs and resources that Charlotte Street provides to the community. They will be aligned with Charlotte Street’s organizational values of risk, openness, collaboration, and excellence. They will be self-motivated, and an engaged and committed team member.
·at least 5 years of experience in fundraising, including demonstrated expertise in individual fundraising, grant writing, and event-based fundraising·at least 3-5 years of management experience·excellent verbal and interpersonal skills·demonstrated commitment to the arts and culture field·experience measuring data and outcomes of events & campaigns to determine effectiveness·demonstrated positive outcomes from fundraising campaigns & eventsKey Responsibilities & Duties:
·Creates and executes annual Development & Fundraising plan and calendar·Manages and/or executes grant writing & reporting (25+ grants in a given year)·Manages fundraising related events (event planning, coordination of invitations/RSVPs)·Oversees fundraising related correspondence including phone call follow-ups, thank you contacts, pledge reminders and solicitation letters, e-blasts to contributors, etc.·Researches prospects for new grant funding, including sponsorships from businesses and corporations·Develops plan and manages stewardship of all funders, including those contributing in-kind goods and services·Develops & manages signature fundraising event, fundraising campaigns, or other special tactics as identified in development strategy·Monitors, tracks, and produces income reports, self-evaluates all fundraising initiatives·Represents Charlotte Street Foundation externally in attendance at events, discussions, fundraisers, partner meetings, etc.·Develops and delivers fundraising training to share skills with Startup Residents and individual artists·Develops relationships and broadens Charlotte Street Foundation’s network, while cultivating, enhancing, and expanding strategic partnerships·Collaborates with Executive/Artistic Director to research, plan, cultivate, initiate, and execute individual and major donor asks·Collaborates with Executive/Artistic Director to cultivate intentional relationships and guide board efforts to advance development and partnership goals·Tracks & reports income and Development related expenses for annual budgeting processTechnology Environment
Charlotte Street Foundation utilizes Apple computers, Microsoft Office 365, and eTapestry Donor Database.
Classification & Pay Range:
Full time, Exempt (FTE benefits including insurance available), starting pay set at $70k annually
On Equity:
Charlotte Street Foundation values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work and in representation on our board, staff, and constituent groups.
Working Conditions:
This position requires some evening and weekend work; hours are flexible in order to accommodate these situations. Charlotte Street Foundation has recently moved to a brand-new facility housing our administrative offices as well as our programming venues. For more information about that facility, read the links below:

Construction Announcement:
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How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the position to The cover letter and resume should be sent as ONE attachment, preferably a PDF. The email subject line should read Development Director Search.
Deadline for Application: Application will remain open until September 25, 2020. All candidates will be contacted and notified of status by email. Candidates who are most competitive will be invited to a phone interview and subsequent Zoom interviews. A possible option to do in-person interviews could be available depending on staff and applicant comfortability with COVID-19 safety protocols, though this is not guaranteed. Applicants interviewed will be notified of their status by phone as it is decided. Please do not call will questions about application status.
Organizational Background:
Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the values of risk, collaboration, openness, and excellence in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City art community. Charlotte Street provides annual cash awards, project-based grants, studio residencies, and manages multiple venues providing exhibition/performance opportunities for visual and generative performing artists. For more information, go to

Charlotte Street Foundation
Mason Kilpatrick
3333 Wyoming Street
Kansas City MO 64111
United States