Position Title: Development Coordinator Reports To: Executive Director and Associate Executive Director Directly Supervises: none Basic Function: To raise funds and resources for the organization To raise awareness of the organization Position Summary Recent trends in fundraising for The Foundation of Arts indicate a flat or negative direction for personal and corporate donations. It is the goal of the Development Officer to reverse these trends. While it is the desire of the FOA to achieve immediate substantial results, it is essential to grow relationships with corporate citizens, civic groups, and private individuals to establish long term involvement with the FOA. In most cases, these types of relationships take time to develop. Consequently, the following goals will be used to measure the progress and effectiveness toward achieving long term relationships and evaluating the performance of the Development Officer Training and Education Background BSE is preferred but extensive experience in fund raising, public relations, event coordination, special events, promotion of events, marketing, advertising. Functions and Responsibilities I. PERSONNEL Maintain a positive, professional working relationship with the entire Staff and Board of Directors Be willing to maintain open and direct communication with the entire Staff II. FUND RAISING Initiate, organize, and complete successful fundraising efforts that include but are not limited to: o Sponsorships for seasonal FOA projects. o Advertising sales for individual FOA projects. o Private donations o Corporate donations o Trade outs of goods and services o Endowments and scholarships . o Grants from public, private, or corporate organizations Serve on Development Committee of the Board of Directors Work extensively on Development Committee to plan and execute fund raising events III. COMMUNITY AWARENESS and PUBLIC RELATIONS Coordinate all FOA public relation events with civic clubs, chamber of commerce, community organizations and local media. Promote and encourage participation in all activities related to the Foundation of Arts, the Arts Center, and Forum. Foster mutually beneficial partnerships with other non-profit organizations. Restore old relationships and establish new relationships with private individuals, businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and community groups for the immediate and long term goals of donations and exchange of goods and services that contribute to the operational efficiency and financial stability of FOA. IV. REPORTING Provide details of all contacts (and the results of those contacts) to Executive Director for inclusion in Administrative Report for Board of Directors V. BUDGET VI. OTHER Serve as FOA representative as needed Other appropriate duties as defined/assigned by Executive Director Personal Requirements Positive Attitude Creativity, self motivation with initiative Diplomacy and confidentiality Excellence in written and oral communications Organization and attention to accuracy and detail Solid work ethic Possession of Driver’s License Professional Requirements Grant writing experience preferred Experience (in some capacity) with non-profit organizations .