Executive Director: ArtsQuest Foundation ArtsQuest

Posted July 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am.

~~Position Responsibilities/ Core Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual will need the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

• Overall executive level leadership of the organization.
• Ability to communicate in a transparent and positive manner with all stakeholders.
• Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
• Communicate the mission and goals of the organization in an effective manner.
• Develop and execute a strategic plan to achieve individual major gift revenue and retention goals.
• Contribute to the development of the Board of Trustees, including recruiting members who will assist in the mission of the Foundation.

• Maintain a working portfolio of individual major and planned gift prospects and current donors.
• Qualify, cultivate and solicit major and deferred gifts.
• Secure renewal gifts from current major donors.
• Identify and if appropriate apply for major grants.
• Manager the maintenance of accurate records in the Raiser’s Edge database.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Foundation leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Must be goal-oriented and driven to achieve and exceed results.
• Understanding of Charitable Gift vehicles (Charitable Gift Annuities, IRA Rollovers, etc)
• Must have the ability to work independently, think on feet, and creatively problem solve.
• Strong development experience with five years of demonstrated success closing five and six-figure gifts from individuals and donors.
• Understanding of major and planned gifts fundraising best practices and ability to both think strategically and execute a tactical plan.
• Have the ability to call upon prospective donors and sponsors, understand their needs and offer partnership or sponsorship packages to meet those needs.
• Have the ability to cultivate the creative ideas of others, make connections between ideas and project potential outcomes.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills are required.
• A proven ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Must be comfortable in a diverse range of social and business settings and speaking in public.
• A passion for the community,  arts and culture and the Foundation’s mission.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with sensitive information.
• Have a valid driver’s license and a functioning personal vehicle required for travel to and from current and potential business partner locations as well as between our different office locations.
• Experience with all Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and Power Point.
• Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends in order to meet business and customer needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
• Experience with fundraising and donor software i.e. Raiser’s Edge.
• Working knowledge of components of planned giving.
• Experience with and/or understanding of basic financial operations and requirements of a foundation.
• Experience or knowledge of the Lehigh Valley, its leading business corporations and its non-profit and government institutions and leaders.
• Knowledge of the programming and mission of ArtsQuest and the ArtsQuest Foundation

To Apply

To view the entire job description and to be considered please visit our website at www.artsquest.org/employment and follow the instructions for applying. Thank Q!

ArtsQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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