Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Part Time: 20 hrs/wk
Salary: $30k annually
Atlanta Celebrates Photography produces the largest annual, community-oriented photography festival in the United States. Committed to enhancing the photographic arts in Atlanta, ACP is an organization unlike any other in the city – taking photography beyond the walls of a single gallery or museum and bringing it into the local community and beyond.
Through an annual October festival and year-round programming, ACP seeks to nurture and support photographers, educate and engage audiences, increase accessibility to the arts, interact with the local community and enrich Atlanta’s cultural offerings. Each fall for the past 14 years, Atlanta has been transformed by nearly 200 photography related events and exhibitions during the festival – from lectures and films to public art projects, from professional mentorship and critique opportunities for photographers to a community-wide amateur photography exhibition in the heart of Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography also hosts a signature auction each fall designed to bring together artists, curators and photography enthusiasts for the benefit of the organization.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the part-time Development Manager will oversee the essential development function of the organization. As ACP’s first Development Manager, this individual must be entrepreneurial in spirit, highly organized, self-motivated, dedicated to the mission of the organization and willing to ask for money.
Responsibilities include annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, local, state and federal grant writing, special event management and the annual fundraising auction. In conjunction with the Executive Director, and the development committee of the Board of Trustees, the Development Manager is responsible for creating the annual development plan, and executing the plan strategies.
-With the Executive Director, plan and carry out a comprehensive fundraising plan designed to meet the financial goals of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. This will include developing a program budget; developing systems to identify, cultivate and solicit potential donors; providing organization and oversight of all annual donor events and communications; developing relationships with community’s business and community leaders resulting in financial support.
-Plan and participate in the solicitation of donors. Create and implement comprehensive fundraising appeal strategy designed to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and current donors, using a variety of online, print and media tools.
-Manage the gift processing and acknowledgement process for the organization as part of an annual stewardship plan.
-Create and implement a major gift and/or planned gift campaign in concert with ACP’s 15th Anniversary (2013).
-Work closely with the Board of Trustees to implement a prospect management strategy designed to engage the volunteer leadership in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of qualified prospects.
-Serve as liaison between organization and Development Committee of Board when appropriate.
-Provide monthly financial reports to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and quarterly progress reports to the full Board.
-Oversee the management of any cultivation events held throughout the course of the year.
-Oversee the successful execution of the annual ACP fundraising auction held each fall.
- Research, recommend, and implement development policies in collaboration with the Development Committee of the Board.
- Develop, monitor and report on revenue budgets.
- Supervise the integrity of donor records, gift processing and acknowledgments.
- Ensure compliance with funders’ requirements and provide required documentation.
- Ensure monthly and annual financial reconciliation with Executive Director.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all organization procedures, results and information about donors, members and volunteers.
- Follow all organization policies and procedures, and comply with all agency training requirements.
- Maintain a courteous, helpful and professional attitude on the job, and a willingness and ability to be responsive to colleagues, members, donors, Board, and leadership volunteers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Lead special projects as requested.
Potential candidates must possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in nonprofit management, communications, marketing, public relations or a related field.
Three to five years of proven experience in the development field.
Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising campaign with multiple priorities from various funding streams including major gifts, corporate, foundation, and annual support and fundraising auctions/events.
Working knowledge of non-profit management, governance and fiscal processes including the creation and management of budgets.
Strong familiarity with gift processing procedures and tax consequences of gifts.
Proficiency in Donor Perfect fundraising database and Microsoft applications.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to juggle several projects simultaneously.
Experience in effectively engaging and leading senior staff and Board Members in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
Track record in guiding and managing leadership volunteers.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively.
Ability to listen to and learn from others.
Commitment to ethical fundraising practices.
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Potential candidates would do well to possess
• Knowledge of the Atlanta area philanthropic community.
• Intellectual agility, high professional standards, and demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically, and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously.
• Experience in the arts or cultural fields.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and references to info@ACPinfo.org by December 17, 2012.