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Interim Development Manager

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

The Interim Development Manager plays a critical role in helping the Cultural Alliance fulfill our mission of leading, strengthening and amplifying the voices of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community. The Alliance’s work promotes that mission through initiatives that build support for arts and culture, grow and connect with audiences and promote diversity.

The Interim Development Manager position is an opportunity to develop leadership, project management and fundraising skills in a wide range of activities, including major and individual giving, grant writing and corporate sponsorships. This position advances the Cultural Alliance’s mission and programs by implementing strategies to meet the organization’s contributed income goals.

The Interim Development Manager is a temporary staff position for approximately 6 months. However, it has the possibility to transition to a permanent position at the end of the contract and at the conclusion of the Cultural Alliance’s strategic planning process.

The Cultural Alliance is mindful of diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes and encourages individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to consider this position. 

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

Event/Project Management

  • Oversee all aspects of the VIP reception prior to the Annual Member Meeting on September 23, 2019, including communications, sponsors communications and deliverables, speakers and meeting logistics
  • Manage communications and deliverables for Annual Meeting sponsors, serving as a liaison between the staff and sponsors
  • Manage all board logistics, including meetings, communications and meeting notes and records
  • Manage data collection for annual DataArts Profile

Individual Giving

  • Develop and implement annual fund appeal, including messaging, design, and list development
  • Work with Strategic Communications Manager to develop a communications strategy to support the annual fund appeal
  • Oversee development department in all aspects of data maintenance, including salesforce management, gifts processing, donor acknowledgements, updates and reporting
  • Support the leadership team in high-end donor circle cultivation and renewals

Grant Writing

  • Work with the Leadership team and staff to craft proposals for institutional (foundation, government and corporate) funders
  • Oversee development department in preparing effective, timely communications to current institutional funders, including proposals, budgets, reports, acknowledgment letters, etc.
  • Manage and maintain grants calendar
  • Track progress and generate departmental reports and budgets regarding foundation, corporate and government giving goals

Skills & Experience

A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of nonprofit development experience, or relevant education and non-development experience, are required for this position. The Interim Development Manager must be a team player who possesses strong development, project management, communication, journalistic and record-keeping skills, attention to details and deadlines and a clear and concise writing style. Knowledge of or experience working in Salesforce and financial literacy a plus.

This position is full-time for 6 months. Pay is approximately $22/hour.

Education Level: 
Bachelor's degree or relevant education and experience
To Apply

The application deadline is August 14, 2019. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to