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(Business Memberships, Sponsorships, Program Implementation & Fundraising)
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts.
Providing new opportunities and leadership for the arts to transform people, communities and the daily lives of individuals everywhere.
With funds generated through community support from individual donors, special event revenues, grants, and collaborative business partnerships, SAACA provides diverse engagement opportunities for artists, organizations, businesses, and individuals in the community. SAACA is committed to the economic and cultural development of Southern Arizona. Each year the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance provides more than 200,000 unique arts and cultural engagement opportunities for the community including arts festivals, culinary events, galleries, community festivals, arts based implemented professional development and programs, arts therapy and live music presentations.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Manager will oversee business and corporate membership development, sponsorships, grant writing, and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit arts organization. The Development Manager will spearhead development efforts as the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and growing Business Committee for the Arts efforts continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to build the development function.
This position will be primarily responsible for the continuing regional expansion of the Business Committee for the Arts program. The program was founded after identifying a critical need for stronger relationships to the business and creative industry sectors. The business integration programs were designed to strengthen our arts and cultural communities, support local artists and to leverage the arts as a powerful tool to help businesses reach their goals through collaboration with local artistic resources and solutions.
Revenue Generation: Directly responsible for achieving revenue through assigned fundraising initiatives (Corporate Sponsorships, Business Committee for the Arts Memberships, Grant and Individual Gifts) which includes utilizing organizational best practices, achieving specific revenue and expense budget, managing the timeline and logistics, marketing, and sponsorship solicitation for each event. Develop and execute the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the AZ Business Committee for the Arts Nonprofit’s annual fundraising and development plan.
Program Management: Responsible for creative development and implementation of key Business Committee for the Arts programs. Program development will hinge on the ability of the organization to develop and implement cutting edge and transformational, mutually beneficial arts and business relationships.
Relationship Building: Develop strong networks within the local community. Identify target audiences and build appropriate recruitment and fundraising strategies to successfully recruit, acknowledge, and retain corporate and individual donors. Through relationships, networking, sales calls or other prospecting efforts, develop a pipeline of new revenue streams, event sponsorships, and development opportunities. Engage donors and sponsors throughout the year through events and regular communications.
Assess and Plan: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going fundraising initiatives, including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event potential, and overall success of the event and/or program. Develop and implement strategies to enhance growth potential. Expansion of key economic impact measures for events and programs, as well as continuing education in the nonprofit arts and cultural industries.
Collaboration with Mission: Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s annual fundraising and mission based initiatives. Collaborate with mission staff on key activities to ensure mission delivery at all events.
Organizational Effectiveness: Be proficient in multiple systems that track and manage revenue generating activities. Manage the implementation of a donor database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing. Responsible for working with Operations Manager on all matters related to budgeting, revenue and expenses. Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising. Coordinate all communications and logistics related to the board and board committees
Event & Program Marketing: Collaborate with Marketing staff to oversee local marketing/communications/media relations efforts to drive awareness and community engagement in Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance annual events.
All Other Duties As Assigned by Executive Director
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TIME SPENT
Revenue Generation 50%
Program Implementation 20%
Relationship Building 10%
Assessing/Planning/Organizational Effectiveness 10%
Event Marketing 5%
Collaborate with Mission 5%