The expanding team at Flint Institute of Music's (FIM) Development Department is responsible for raising funds for crucial initiatives dedicated to the Flint School of Performing Arts' (FSPA) student experience. Building upon the successful student support fundraising efforts Seeing Stars! FIM's annual Auction and many other FSPA supporting activities and events, this new position will work closely with the Director of the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Director of Development and Marketing in order to raise critical support for tuition assistance, performance support and lifelong music initiatives all of which directly impact the experience and success of performing arts students.
FIM's Development Department team is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and results-oriented individual to join its dynamic fundraising team as the Flint School of Performing Arts Development Officer. The FSPA Development Officer will be instrumental in helping achieve aggressive goals by identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals for significant support as well as periodic special purpose appeals and programs with key constituencies, corporations and foundations.
The FSPA Development Officer is expected to be an accomplished, responsive and collaborative member of the Development Team who executes an aggressive schedule of donor activity to ensure a continuous pipeline of private support for the school. The FSPA Development Officer will report directly to the Director of Development and Marketing, with additional reporting responsibilities to the Director of the Flint School of Performing Arts.
The FSPA Development Officer develops and implements fundraising plans for the Flint School of Performing Arts. Fundraising plans include annual giving activities, major gifts, cultivation activities, planned giving, stewardship/donor recognition activities, prospect research, proposal writing directed toward the capital, and programmatic needs for the FSPA. This position requires the ability to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors for $50,000 and below gifts.
Assists in prioritizing proposals and may research, write and edit correspondence to current and prospective donors, including introduction letters, gift acknowledgments, and reports on the use of grant funds.
Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism or related area
Five to seven years' experience with fundraising, education, performing arts or nonprofit development activities
Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information
A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Raisers Edge
Must possess an ability to work well under pressure
Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: "FIM Development Officer"