The Development Manager is a member of the SANCA’S leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. The position is responsible for implementing the fundraising and development initiatives as set by the Executive Director, Development Committee, and SANCA Board of Directors.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. The list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Development Planning: Create and implement a development plan to support the organization’s needs
and meet annual fundraising goals
- Donor Management: Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential individual donors,
conduct activities to attract new donors, and handle donor acknowledgment, record keeping, gift
matching, and database
- Grant Writing and Management: Manage the full range of activities required to prepare, submit,
manage, and track grant proposals to and subsequent grant awards from foundation, corporate, and
- Teamwork: Work closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and the Executive
Director to develop strategies to initiate and meet fundraising goals, and work collaboratively with
SANCA leadership and staff to achieve larger organization-wide objectives
- Development Reporting: Create Development Reports for internal and external purposes as necessary
- Event Planning: Collaborate with SANCA leadership to plan and produce fundraising events
- Communications: Craft content for fundraising communications for SANCA newsletters, the Annual
Report, website, emails, and social media, and represent SANCA at donor events, receptions, and
- Other Duties: Handle other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
The ideal candidate will have three or more years’ experience working in development, fund raising, and/or
grant writing for a non-profit organization or similar institution. They will possess exceptional writing skills and
a history of success with grant applications.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience with public speaking,
and a passion for networking and connecting with people through their passion for the performing arts. They
will bring an enthusiastic approach to collaborative work environments and a team-oriented mindset to the
position. They will be open to new and different ideas, with a willingness to celebrate the successes of their
team members. They are also able to work independently when necessary.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
This position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and bending in the performance
of daily activities. The position also requires grasping and repetitive hand movement using a
computer keyboard. The position requires near and far vision in reading correspondence, using a
computer, and in the safe supervision of staff and students. The ability to communicate is required
when providing phone and personal service.
Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring
and requesting such accommodations.
This position is full-time salaried. The salary range for the position is $57,500 – $73,500. Benefits
include paid vacation time, sick/safe leave, paid holidays, free circus classes for staff, free and/or
discounted circus classes for direct family of staff, and free use of SANCA’s gym for training and
fitness. At this time, SANCA does not provide health insurance. However, there is a working plan to
provide that benefit to full-time staff in the future.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.
Questions may be asked by email only to email@example.com.