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Feb. 3rd CATA is Hiring!

CATA is Hiring!

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) seeks a full-time Development & Marketing Director to spearhead development and marketing efforts for this dynamic nonprofit organization.

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) seeks a full-time Development & Marketing Director to spearhead development and marketing efforts for this dynamic nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities: The Development & Marketing Director is responsible for developing all fundraising and marketing strategies to grow CATA’s base of philanthropic support. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director (ED), the Development & Marketing Director sets the organization’s strategic fundraising agenda to achieve and exceed revenue goals through the solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation support. The Director also manages marketing and communication efforts to build awareness of CATA’s work among media, funders, and the community. Attendance at occasional evening and weekend events required.

Fundraising & Donor Stewardship

• Develop and execute an annual comprehensive fundraising plan, in collaboration with ED, with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines.

• Identify and secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations in line with CATA’s funding needs.

• Actively steward and cultivate existing funders to maintain and develop relationships through correspondence, special invitations, and other means.

• Work closely with ED to develop major gift strategy and program.

• Set goals and metrics and monitor progress. Provide monthly/quarterly reports to ED and Board.

• Lead organization of special events, especially annual gala; solicit individual and corporate sponsors; work closely with gala committee to communicate targets and meet goals.

• Oversee relationships with foundations and other grantors: research, write, and track proposals to foundations; work with staff to create annual reports and provide documentation; schedule meetings.

• Manage the implementation of our eTapestry database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing

Marketing & Communication

• Define and execute comprehensive marketing plan that includes events, media relations, social media, website, newsletters, annual reports and branding.

• Create quality marketing materials that support development and marketing goals (brochures, annual reports, posters), growing positive awareness of the organization.

• Manage relationships with graphic designers and printers, overseeing the production and distribution of all print materials; create detailed schedules for printed materials to communicate deadlines to staff.

• Manage relationships with press and media; write/supervise targeted press releases, pitch stories, book ads.

• Oversee website and social media, supervising staff updates.

• Produce seasonal newsletters, leading staff in creating compelling content.

• Oversee marketing and product development of CATAdirect Crafts Cooperative, with collaboration from the CATAdirect Studio Manager.

• Represent CATA at community and networking events; research and coordinate speaking opportunities for ED and other strategies to increase organization’s public exposure.

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of seven years development/marketing work in nonprofit organization. Candidate must possess a strong ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion; to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues; to balance urgent short-term priorities with long-term planning and strategic thinking.

Required Skills:

Candidate will possess:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Proven success in developing and delivering successful fundraising strategies

• Demonstrated ability to research and write successful grant proposals

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with wide range of people

• Ability to prioritize, schedule, meet deadlines, and follow through on multiple tasks

• Knowledge of MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook

• Familiarity with constituent management database (knowledge of eTapestry a plus)

Personal Characteristics:

• Strong project manager: You are able to juggle multiple tasks and to break down complex, long-term projects to stay on track, managing timelines and details, and delegating where needed.

• Invested in personal relationships: You have a positive attitude, are good-humored and outgoing and enjoy making connections with others to support CATA’s work.

• Highly organized, collaborative work style: You work successfully in a team, establishing common goals, performance measures, and guidelines. You are a hands-on “doer” in order to meet goals.

• Sharp strategic thinker: You solve problems, are not easily discouraged, and overcome challenges creatively and effectively, combining long-term planning and short-term tactics.

• Passion for CATA’s work: You believe in CATA’s mission and will be an impassioned advocate for our artists and our work in the community.

How To Apply:
Please send your resume in Word or pdf format along with a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications. Cover letters will be judged as writing samples; applications without one will not be considered. Send materials to No phone calls please. Community Access to the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply by:
February 29, 2016

Competitive salary, commensurate with background and experience. Excellent benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, IRA.