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Development Manager

Global Arts Live
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November 30th, 2021
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Development Manager 

Global Arts Live 

Cambridge, MA, United States 



Global Arts Live seeks to fill the position of Development Manager to execute and support all aspects of the organization’s development efforts. The position will work closely with the Executive Director and Associate Director to manage an active membership and individual giving program, and to support major gifts and institutional giving, with possible work on a major comprehensive campaign launching soon. The Development Manager will play a key role in reaching Global Arts Live’s annual and long-term fundraising goals and has high growth potential for a self-starting, entrepreneurial professional who will thrive in a small, agile, results-oriented team in a fast-paced work environment.  

About Global Arts Live 

Global Arts Live is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring inspiring music and dance from all corners of the world to stages across greater Boston. By putting the spotlight on exceptional artistsand reflecting the diverse and vibrant community that is Boston, we aspire to transcend borders, cultivate community, and enrich lives. 

The organization is poised for growth after a highly successful rebranding, completion of a strategic plan, and the hiring of a new Executive Director, with the founder staying on as Director of Artistic Programs. It is embarking on a partnership with a real estate developer to build a new BIPOC-centered cultural arts center in the heart of the biotech industry at Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA which will require a major fundraising campaign in the near future.  


ndividual Giving and Membership 

  • Manage and improve an ongoing membership and individual giving program, including direct mail, email, and social media solicitation tactics for acquisition, delivery of benefits, stewardship, renewals, and upgrades 

  • Manage Annual Fund and other appeals, including personal cultivation and solicitations. 

  • Manage member and individual engagement, including organizing special events for donors 

  • Maintain development webpages and online giving forms  

  • Interface with Box Office staff and support ticket sales in peak times as needed, with emphasis on member relations 

  • Support Executive Director in a strategic major gifts program and preparation for a major campaign through prospect research, coordinating communications, and databasing 

  • Help create advancement communications and fundraising materials such as email newsletter, annual report, campaign materials; oversee design, production, and publication 

  • Process gifts, generate acknowledgments, manage donor records in database, input information and updates 

  • Track and report fundraising analytics and metrics 

Institutional Giving 

  • Research and assist with preparation of foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and reports 

  • Track grant submissions, crediting requirements, and reporting 

Other Duties 

  • Staff and attend concerts as required 

  • Represent Global Arts Live in cultivation event and other interactions, in community and professional forums and groups, and with partner organizations as appropriate 

  • Other duties and administrative support as assigned (such as volunteer and intern management) 

  • Opportunity for growth as the advancement programs expand 

Required Skills 

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills (experience with grant writing a plus) 

  • Customer-focused approach to donor relations 

  • Experience with a donor or customer relations database 

  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 

Personal Attributes 

  • Confident, thoughtful self-starter 

  • Creative, results-driven problem-solver 

  • Team-oriented, communicative, collaborative 

  • Extreme attention to detail, highly organized, accurate, reliable 

  • Orientation to analysis and data-driven decision making 

  • Cultural sensitivity towards people of various ages, educational backgrounds, and life experiences 

  • Commitment to advancing anti-racism in the workplace and interest in authentic work with diverse communities and cultures 

  • Discretion in handling confidential information 

  • Passion for music, dance, and the mission of Global Arts Live 

Work Environment 

  • Global Arts Live offices are located at 720 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, and concerts are held all over Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge 

  • Work is generally performed in the office and at events, with some flexibility for working partially remote 

  • COVID-19 protocols in office and at events include required vaccination (with medical or religious exceptions), frequent testing with provided kits, distancing, and masks. (Subject to change as health guidance is updated.) 

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time, walk up and down stairs, and be able to lift 30 lbs 

  • Some night and weekend work at concert events required 

Qualifications and Salary Range 

  • Bachelors’ Degree with 2-5 years’ relevant experience ideally in fundraising, marketing, or arts administration 

  • Or High School Diploma (or GED) and 4+ years’ relevant experience ideally in fundraising, marketing, or arts administration 

  • $55k-65k 

To Apply 

  • Please create a single pdf with your cover letter, resume, and references. In your cover letter please mention how you heard of this opportunity.  

  • Email the pdf to work@globalartslive.org (there is no need for additional or repetitive content in the email body).  

  • In both your email subject line and pdf file name, please put Development Manager, Last Name, First Initial. 

  • Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2021.  

  • No postal mail, no phone calls, please.  

  • References will not be contacted without applicant permission.  

Global Arts Live is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates demonstrating diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Global Arts Live is committed to creating a work environment that values respect, integrity, diversity, and inclusion.    

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