DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Part-time, 20 hours per week

Job Summary
Responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s fund development and fundraising activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Develop and execute the Organization’s annual fundraising plan.
● Secure financial support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
● Manage and maintain database of current and potential donors.
● Oversee data entry in donor database and gift processing.
● Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
● Plan and produce fundraising events and appeals in collaboration with FWDC staff.
● Create and execute strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
● Identify, cultivate, recruit, and organize fund development leaders.
● Assist in the development, writing, management, and research of grant proposals.
● Serve on Fund Development and Special Events Committees.
● Submit monthly reports to Executive Director.
● Work special events in coordination with FWDC staff.

Required Qualifications
● Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred).
● Experience in fund development.
● Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to manage timelines and project budgets effectively.
● Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
● Ability to work well with diverse individuals and balance a variety of needs.
● Interest in dance and the arts.

About the Fort Wayne Dance Collective
The mission of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) is to inspire and empower people of all ages and abilities through movement and rhythm. Established in 1979 by five women looking for a creative outlet, FWDC has grown to include onsite and offsite classes, as well as outreach programming for Pre-K through 12th grade students and people with disabilities. In 2014, FWDC established the Healing Arts program in partnership with Parkview Health Systems. FWDC serves nearly 39,000 people annually with the support of five staff members, 35+ regularly subcontracted instructors, and more than 40 volunteers. FWDC believes that all people should have access to the arts, that movement can change the world, in establishing a strong, non-competitive and experimental foundation of dance training, in taking care of our body as well as our mind, and that dance is for people of all body types.

Application

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references to Elise Alabbas, Executive Director at elise@fwdc.org. Applicant reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a part-time (20 hour per week) position.

Arts Administration Internship

Fort Wayne Dance Collective is seeking a qualified intern to support the organization’s development,
programming, and special event needs. The position is part-time (September 2018 to May 2019,
approximately 8 hours per week) and paid ($10 per hour). The intern will report to the Executive Director.

College students or recently graduated students with an emphasis in nonprofit management, arts
administration, or a related field are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Assist with the day to day operations of the organization
  • Support staff in drafting program contracts
  • Collect and analyze on-site and off-site evaluations
  • Aid staff in volunteer management
  • Provide assistance to staff in planning and implementing fundraising and program activities
  • Attend FWDC activities as a representative of the organization (performances, community booths, etc.) and perform on-location duties as assigned
  • Complete other tasks as assigned to support the mission of the organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience in event planning and management
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google platforms
  • Solid experience in data entry
  • Discretion when dealing with sensitive issues and information
  • Talent to project a professional demeanor
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • An understanding of Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s programs and mission

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Elise Alabbas at elise@fwdc.org.

Deadline to apply: September 30th, 2018

MARKETING INTERNSHIP

Fort Wayne Dance Collective is seeking a qualified intern to support the organization’s marketing needs. The position is part-time (September 2018 to May 2019, approximately 10 hours per week) and unpaid. The intern will report to the Artistic Director. College students with an emphasis in Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Marketing
  •  Assist with the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns
  •  Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns
  •  Assist with the content creation, management, and implementation of FWDC’s social media content calendar
  •  Monitor social channels for trending news in health, wellness, art and dance and capitalize on those trends
  •  Assist with capturing and analyzing social media metrics ○ Help with distributing marketing materials
  •  Support staff with e-blasts and website
  •  Complete other marketing activities as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  •  Solid understanding of diverse marketing techniques
  •  Familiarity with and ability to navigate multiple social media platforms
  •  Keen attention to detail
  •  Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  •  Experience in analyzing metrics, identifying trends, and optimizing performance
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
  •  An understanding of Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s programs and mission

 

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Mandie Kolkman at mandie@fwdc.org.