Development Director of the Dora Maar Cultural Center

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • International
  • City: Houston Texas in USA and Provence in Southern France

Website lamaisondoramaar (instagram) Nancy B Negley Foundation (Dora Maar Cultural Center)

Artists Residency and Cultural Center in France

The Dora Maar Cultural Center, founded by the Nancy B. Negley, is located in the heart of Provence, France, in two historic properties: the Dora Maar House alongside the Hotel de Tingry. The Dora Maar Cultural Center is an arts and ideas organization inspiring residents, members, and global audiences through an innovative program of fellowships, exhibitions, lectures, and events.

The Development Director oversees all of an organization’s fundraising. They shall be primarily responsible for launching the new membership initiative. Additional duties will include planning fundraising events, presentations, solicitation of donors with confidence to make independent requests for contributions, managing communications with prospects, cultivation efforts, and pursuing relationships and new opportunities for financial support through grants, sponsorships, and major gifts.

Primarily based in USA (Houston) with 2-3 months in France

Salary: $75,000 to $90,000 per year (based on experience)

Responsibilities for the Development Director

  • Develop and organize all aspects of DMCC fundraising programs.
  • Primary objective is launching the elite Tingry Society Membership program with unique residential experiences at the historic Hotel de Tingry and working to achieve the annual goal of new enrollees.
  • Research and identify potential donors and sponsors and implement strategies to foster positive relationships and help secure donations for US and French nonprofit organizations.
  • Establish and maintain friendly communications with individual, business and corporate donors.
    Aid the Executive Director with follow-up and communications with potential and current donors; prepare the ED for asks and donor presentations.
  • Seek out sponsorships and/or grants for the Dora Maar Artist Residency Fellowships
    Organize events for alumni gatherings to foster and activate the alumni community, and to introduce potential donors to alumni.
  • Organize events with the Executive Director to introduce the DMCC to potential donors.
    Create reports post-event to analyze data and determine the marketing effectiveness for the fundraising program.
  • Help with the creation of print marketing materials related to fundraising by working closely with the Executive Director and other staff.
  • Meet weekly, virtually or when possible in person, with the Executive Director to report on progress.
  • Spend 2-3 months of the year in Menerbes France to meet with local supporters, learn about the community, and brainstorm ideas for the fundraising programs. (Trips and stays in France over the 2-3 month time period will be adjusted and not always consecutive.)

Qualifications for Development Director

  • 5-7 years of non-profit fundraising experience
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Prefer at least a minimum of basic French verbal skills; and require a willingness to learn and develop French language skills. (Agree to take French lessons if needed.)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Creative, self-starter, ability to work independently
  • Good time management and flexibility with job duties
  • Fundraising software and tools expertise; Raiser’s Edge expertise important
  • Positive and collaborative attitude when overseeing initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience raising funds and examples of positive outcomes

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