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Director of Development

MoCo Arts

MoCo Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based, arts education organization serving the greater Monadnock Region. MoCo Arts provides year-round classes in dance and theatre and offers multi-arts vacation and summer camps for youth ages 18 months to 18 years and beyond. The Dance, Theatre and Young Arts programs offer more than 60 classes each week in our downtown Keene studios during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Creative Arts at Keene (C.A.K.E.) and CupCAKE Camps offer innovative and award winning summer programming through its multi-arts day camps.

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MoCo Arts seeks an energetic and enthusiastic fundraising and development professional for this full-time position. Responsibilities include establishing and implementing a long-term development strategy, managing fundraising activities in collaboration with the Executive Director and established committees, developing and maintaining relationships with donors, researching and writing grant proposals and reports, securing corporate sponsorships, and managing the development budget. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. 


Preferred Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in development, fundraising, donor relations, grant writing and strategic planning. 


Essential Responsibilities

Strategy and Research

In collaboration with the Executive Director, Development Committee and the Fiscal Coordinator, the Director of Development will

  • Establish financial goals and formulate a long-term development strategy to sustain and improve the fiscal and long-term health of the organization
  • Initiate and implement a long-term strategy for stewarding major gifts and endowment and planned giving programs
  • Conduct research to identify and secure new funding sources to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals
  • Identify and research best practices in the development field
  • Evaluate current data management system designed to report development income and related statistics in relation to annual and long-term goals


The Development Director will

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Development Committee by providing oversight for fundraising strategies and activities
  • Manage signature fundraising event Lights. Camera. Keene! in collaboration with volunteer Event Committee
  • Participate in donor calls with the Executive Director and members of the Development Committee
  • Identify, solicit and steward major donors and institutional funders 
  • Execute an Individual Giving Program, including annual gifts, scholarships and capital gifts
  • Research and write grant proposals and reports
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and Development Committee members regarding priorities, opportunities, key concepts, and implementation
  • Provide oversight for donor events and related print materials
  • Work with Executive Director, Development Committee, Board of Directors and the Management Team to identify potential donors and fundable initiatives
  • Create and secure corporate sponsorships
  • Continue to cultivate culture of philanthropy with MoCo families, staff, board and the community

Organization Coordination/Reporting

The Development Director will

  • Prepare and monitor the annual development budget with the aim of meeting income and expense goals in collaboration with the Executive Director and Fiscal Coordinator
  • Provide monthly development reports to the Executive Director, Management Team and Board of Directors
  • Provide input to the marketing and public relations plan in coordination with the Communications/Marketing Manager to ensure creative, effective and efficient communication with donors, institutions and other external constituents
  • Provide consultation to the Executive Director, Management Team and the Board for the purpose of deepening their knowledge about effective development practices
How to Apply:

Application: Please submit the following in person or by mail to: 

MoCo Arts
ATTN: Reagan Messer
40 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH, 03431 

Or via email to:
Reagan Messer,

No Phone Calls, Please 

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three (3) references 

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for full consideration, please submit application materials by January 31, 2019 

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Date Added: January 8, 2019

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