Job Title: Development Manager, Members, Campaigns, Events
Reports To: Executive Director
Status: 32 hours a week, can be a hybrid of remote and on-site
Salary: $50,000, plus benefits
Date: August 11, 2021
Closes: Open until filled
Our mission: The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections. In addition to supporting working and emerging artists and art students, The Crucible has become increasingly focused in recent years on supporting career pathways into the arts and the industrial trades, and support access to our programs for BIPOC youth and families, especially those from West Oakland. Want to work in a quirky, joyful place focused on the arts? Reach out to us to learn more!
Position Overview: The Development Manager, Campaigns & Events oversees and coordinates The Crucible’s giving campaigns and events throughout the year. In this role, you will work with the ED and the marketing team to plan, schedule and execute direct mail, social, email and peer giving campaigns that fundraise for youth scholarships and other community programs. You will also oversee and manage end-of-year campaigns that provide critical fundraising support for Crucible operations and handle messaging and mailing. Working with the marketing team on video content and collateral, and on regular newsletters and mailings are core parts of the role. The Development Manager, Campaigns & Events also oversees and produces free and ticketed events to support fundraising at The Crucible, both virtual and IRL. These events can range in size from 20 attendees to 250; they include our signature program, The Crucible Soirée in April, and also the GIFTY Member night in December. This role also helps to support our Membership program and pricing, working with a team on membership acquisition, list management, renewals, and engagement.
In this role, you will also be responsible for managing relationships with reps from our giving donor platforms, keeping our data up to date, and working with our development associates to input gifts into our Salesforce donor database and make sure that our gift processing is accurate and timely, as is our acknowledgment, and benefits fulfillment. You will be working with and helping to build and track the fundraising budget, with a focus on individual donors, membership, event sponsorship, and events.
This is a great role for someone who has expertise in fundraising campaigns and event planning and management who would like to consistently support a mission-driven community non-profit without committing to a full-time role. Your work will play a vital role in empowering our distribution of more than $130,000 in scholarships and free programs every year and supporting community outreach programs.
Classification: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Evening and weekend availability are required occasionally for events and meetings.
Campaign development, management, execution, analysis, and reporting (30%)
Membership goals and revenue: Oversee plan for membership recruitment and retention
Develop messaging and content for member lists and campaigns in partnership with the Marketing team
Identify prospective donors joining as members through research
Work with Development Associate to manage and analyze membership list, pricing, renewals, communications, acknowledgments
Analyze member feedback and behaviors
Develop and lead EOY fundraising campaigns
Plan messaging, manage schedules and timelines, analyze strategies, test approaches, track and deliver on quarterly goals
Oversee donor platform choices and management, donor acknowledgments and recording
Met financial goals for EOY campaigns
Fundraising event planning, management, execution (45%)
Membership: Assess, plan and execute 3-4 smaller semi-annual member events such as GIFTY member reception and Vulcan members recognition event; participate in pricing memberships and list management;
Manage and support 2-3 point of entry board/donor recruitment events per year;
Lead planning and execution of two annual fundraising events: an IRL Soiree fundraising party and a virtual Youth programs fund a need event
Manage budgets, event producer, hiring, and vendors for these events
Work closely with the Board and the ED to assist with special community events, such as artists’ talks and demos
Administrative support and oversight (25%)
Participate in planning, strategy, and budgeting meetings with ED and Dev team
Support Development Associate in fulfilling tasks related to your areas of responsibility
Manage tasks and planning with larger teams
Attend Development and other Crucible events and be a visible and engaged community member
Experience and interest in managing member relationships and communications such as phone calls and newsletters;
Experience with Salesforce or other CRM
Experience with Mailchimp or another newsletter platform
Comfortable with data analysis, using Excel and spreadsheets
Event management experience with live events
Experience with virtual event platforms, including Zoom, and YouTube
Experience with virtual event donor platforms like GiveButter (optional)
Enthusiasm for education and the values outlined by the mission of The Crucible to make the industrial arts accessible to everyone.
Commitment to quality work, productivity, and attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to organize and prioritize workload promptly and handle multiple deadlines
Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills, enjoys people and communication.
A high degree of professionalism and commitment to cultural competency
Experience with data management and organization, including data entry, report generation, list management, and segmentation.
Availability to work some nights/weekends.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
We offer competitive pay. This is a full-time position with job flexibility and benefits. Our work environment is fast-paced, creative, authentic, and inspiring. There’s a lot to do, but it’s all good. The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, especially those who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization. Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (PDF format) to email@example.com. Subject line: Development Manager, Campaigns & Events
No faxes or calls, please.