Crowden Music Center
The Crowden Music Center seeks a full-time Development Director to start in June 2013. Crowden, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 in Berkeley, California, has two programs: a nationally recognized day school combining musical and academic curricula for children in grades 4–8 and a community music school for all ages serving more than 800 students year-‐‑round. In addition, Crowden is an active center for classical music rehearsals, performances, and recitals for students and professional musicians.
Position Summary: The Development Director serves as Crowden’s principal fundraising strategist, and is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program consistent with the Center’s current needs and long-‐‑ term goals. This effort includes the oversight of current organizational fundraising needs, as well as strategic long-‐‑range planning for organizational growth and development. In FY 2012, Crowden raised over $780K in contributed income (including bequests), representing about a third of the Center’s overall income of $2.4M.
To that end, the Development Director manages staff and volunteers in planning and executing a robust and diverse program of fundraising initiatives, donor relations, and stewardship. The Development Director works with the Executive Director to sustain and grow the Center’s fundraising programs, which include annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, alumni giving, special events (galas, benefit concerts, receptions, anniversary celebrations), capital and other endowment campaigns, and corporate and foundation donors.
This position requires effective interfacing with all segments of the Crowden community in order to support, develop, and expand these efforts. Because the Center is home to a full-‐‑time school community, parents comprise a key constituency and resource, and the Development Director liaises with parent volunteer leadership to coordinate and collaborate with school fundraising and alumni cultivation activities.
The Development Director supervises a staff of three part-time people: the Manager of Institutional Gifts, the Development Associate, and the Volunteer Coordinator.
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