The Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency is currently seeking a Development Director to lead fundraising initiatives under the direction of the Executive Director. Working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Finance and Administration and members of the Board of Directors, the Development Director will develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to raise vital funds in support of Ox-Bow’s programs, operations, scholarships, capital and endowment funds.
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience managing patron, sponsor and foundation relationships; have a track-record of leading successful fundraising initiatives; have a history of leading effective campaigns in a cost and time efficient manner; and, have the capacity to innovate development approaches that reflect Ox-Bow’s mission, history and stakeholders. The right candidate has excellent communication skills and is capable of playing a key role in public relations for the organization, speaking fluently, authentically and passionately about Ox-Bow’s history, mission, impact and potential. The right candidate will be exceptional at motivating staff, board and donors in support of the organization and its fundraising efforts.
The Development Director will be responsible for developing fundraising campaigns; fostering and managing relationships; communicating with current and prospective donors; building and leading a strong development team including contractors associated with fundraising initiatives; working with the development and fundraising board committee; and, compiling and furnishing quarterly development reports for the board of directors. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns.
The Development Director is focused on the growth of Ox-Bow and its capacity to execute its program, sustain its operations and deliver on its mission.
This is a full time exempt position reporting to Ox-Bow’s Executive Director.