Moody Center for the Arts: Associate Director of Development

Moody Center for the Arts: Associate Director of Development

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University has a bold mission to encourage creative thinking and original expression, enrich curricular innovation, and promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts.

The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) supports the mission of The Moody Center for the Arts by engaging a unique portfolio of donors and prospects. Working closely with the leadership team and Development and Alumni Relations, the ADoD maintains and increases annual giving; manages a calendar of donor communication projects and special events; serves as a key player in the engagement and stewardship of a tiered group of annual supporters along with donors and prospects capable of major gifts; and supports the shaping and execution of the center’s operating and campaign fundraising plans and goals.

The ideal candidate is motivated, a self-starter who has a strong appreciation of the arts, possesses excellent communication and project management skills, is comfortable soliciting gifts, skillful at building relationships, and highly organized.

Essential Functions:

- Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with an emphasis on $100,000+ gifts
- Collaborates with colleagues in corporate and foundation relations on numerous grant proposals
 
- Identifies fundraising priorities and devise plans and strategies to accomplish goals
- Works collaboratively with staff and development colleagues in support of fundraising initiatives
- Collaborates on development-related communications and events
- Performs all other duties as assigned

Additional Functions & Responsibilities:

- In consultation with the Executive Director and DAR, creates an annual development plan with prioritized goals and objectives that span all three sectors; the goals will include both institutional and individual targets and timelines
- Works with DAR’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR), to identify and target new corporate and/or foundation donors
- Writes grant proposals to local and national foundations
- Travels for the purpose of developing new relationships and soliciting new sources of funding, as needed

Due Date: May 20, 2019
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