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Development Director

Company: Lux Art Institute
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionLux's mission is to redefine the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. Lux's vision is to act as San Diego County's primary source for educating the public about the creative process, from conceptual development through the act of making.Through its internationally acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program, Lux has hosted over 60 artists from around the world, including two MacArthur Fellows, in its award winning LEED-certified Artist Pavilion. In addition, Lux's Education Pavilion delivers a creative contemporary arts curriculum that includes a regional artist gallery and a robust outreach program serving local schools, including students of military families and Title I schools.Our Artist-in-Residence program functions as a stepping stone to thematically unify all educational programming housed on the Lux campus, starting at the Education Pavilion, passing through the garden and sculpture trail and ending at the Artist Pavilion. The unification of the space as a single experience provides the public with the educational backbone to touch on subjects being addressed today.Job Description

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Build the planned giving program.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives as needed.
  • Steward current endowments and expand endowment program.
  • Coordinate fundraising special events, including annual gala.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Advisory Board and Board of Directors.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Lux with the community.
  • Meet prospective corporate donors on a continual basis, steward current donors.
  • Staff Committee meetings.
  • Oversee SalesForce fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other staff, including Membership Coordinator and Development Associate/Grants Writer.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs for individuals and corporate sponsors.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.Qualifications
    • Must embrace the mission of Lux Art Institute.
    • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
    • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
    • Have knowledge and experience in event planning, including managing the budget.
    • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and volunteers.
    • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
    • Be a "self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
    • Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.
    • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
    • A bachelor's degree.
    • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising
    • Knowledge of CRM software. SalesForce preferred.Additional InformationThe Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Lux Art Institute's fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual appeal, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with The Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Director of Development provides leadership to the Membership Coordinator and Development Associate/Grants Writer.Hours:Full-time, 40 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours are required as for special events as well as occasional travel within the region.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Lux Art Institute, Encinitas , Development Director, Executive , Encinitas, California

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