director of development

Founded in 2014, Living Arts Foundation is a community center focused on art and sustainable ecology. Our mission to foster inspiration through art, education, resource sharing, and focusing on creative, bio-regionally appropriate solutions to living lightly on the earth.

We do this by activating community connection and integration across artistic disciplines. Through creating a supportive environment and skill-sharing, we empower individuals and families to be the change they want to see in the world.

Revenues: $0 to $3 million

 

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as Living Arts Foundation continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute LAF’s annual fundraising plan

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Manage the implementation of appropriate CRM software and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors

  • Overseeing organization of special events

  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

 

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)

  • 5-plus years experience in development

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other appropriate CRM software

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to hello@ashevillelivingartsfoundation.com with the subject line: Director of Development Position Inquiry.


Grant Writer

Founded in 2014, Living Arts Foundation is a community center focused on art and sustainable ecology. Our mission to foster inspiration through art, education, resource sharing, and focusing on creative, bio-regionally appropriate solutions to living lightly on the earth.

We do this by activating community connection and integration across artistic disciplines. Through creating a supportive environment and skill-sharing, we empower individuals and families to be the change they want to see in the world.

Revenues: $0 to $3 million

 

Position

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grand funded projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Development to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with the Director of Development to provide regular written updates (newsletters, etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for Executive Director and Director of Development with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)
  • Work with Director of Development to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong written communication skills, ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and instructional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Additionally, awarded grants will result in a bonus of of 5% of net (gross less fiscal sponsor fees) up to an award of $50,000. For awards of over $50,000, bonus with be 2.5% of net (gross less fiscal sponsor fees).

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to hello@ashevillelivingartsfoundation.com with the subject line: Grant Writer Position Inquiry.


social media intern

Founded in 2014, Living Arts Foundation is a community center focused on art and sustainable ecology. Our mission to foster inspiration through art, education, resource sharing, and focusing on creative, bio-regionally appropriate solutions to living lightly on the earth.

We do this by activating community connection and integration across artistic disciplines. Through creating a supportive environment and skill-sharing, we empower individuals and families to be the change they want to see in the world.

 

position

We are looking for a Social Media Intern to join our growing team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to website updates, monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, engaging in online forums, participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our website and conducting keyword analysis. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communication or related field 
  • 2+ years experience in social media/marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop

Successful interns will be given the opportunity to join our team as an employee after a trial period. This position is unpaid, college credit will be granted if applicable. Please submit resume and cover letter to:  hello@ashevillelivingartsfoundation.com with the subject line:  Social Media Intern Position Inquiry.