Development Director

  • Full Time
  • Ocean City, MD
  • $70,000-$80,000 USD / Year

Website Art League of Ocean City

A non profit Community Arts Organization

Job Description: Development Director – FT
Hours per week 40 Exempt Reports to: Executive Director
The mission of the Art League of Ocean City is to promote artistic expression and appreciation
for the creative arts in the community. The mission is accomplished through art exhibits,
education, scholarships, and community art events. Founded in 1963, the Art League of Ocean
City is a 501c3 non profit organization. Each year roughly 20,000 people visit the Art League’s
facility, the Ocean City Center for the Arts. In addition to the programs held at the art center, the
Art League maintains satellite galleries and coordinates programs and events in the community.
Job Summary: The Development Director is responsible for our development and fundraising
initiatives to ensure that we meet our resource development and strategic plan goals. This
includes the annual fund, legacy partner program, corporate partner program, overseeing donor
databases, grant writing, and fundraising events. The Development Director works closely with
the Resource Development Committee and event committees of the board. He/she works with
the Administrative Assistant, and oversees the receptions coordinator. Position requires some
weekends and nights. May work partially remotely as needed.
● Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communications skills
● Self- starter with the ability to build and maintain meaningful reciprocal relationships
with donors and staff.
● Must be organized, detail oriented and have ability to multitask
● Prior event planning and donor relations experience
● Computer proficient including use of Microsoft Office suite & google drive
● Software knowledge of CRM’s is preferred
● Familiarity with local community members and donors
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Coordinates with the Executive Director and resource development committee to
develop, implement and maintains a development and donor relations plan as per
yearly budget and strategic plan.
● Oversees donor support staff functions
● Liaison to related event committee meetings as needed.
● Identify prospective individual donors and corporate donors and
cultivate those relationships.
● Learn all facets of the donor management software to maintain up to date donor lists.
● Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors including timely
thank you notes and recognition.
● Secure donations from identified prospects.
● Plan and execute annual donor events
● Ensure timely and accurate acknowledgements to donors, and reports to Executive
● Attend monthly staff meetings and provide report.
● Manages the legacy society including cultivation, recognition and benefits.
● Coordinates with the Publicity & Marketing Director and Marketing Assistant to
create donor publications including annual report, donor information for newsletters,
email blasts, social campaigns, and press releases.
Front Desk Duties (As needed)
● Complete transactions at the front desk proficiently, using the associated software.
General Facility Duties- Assist where needed with keeping general facility clean including
kitchen, bathrooms, and desk neat, orderly, and well stocked.
● Bachelors degree in associated field
● Min of 3 years of professional fundraising experience
● Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.
Hiring Process
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Rina Thaler at

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