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The Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center Inc. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build our organization’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Director, in conjunction with the Development Specialist, will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support, etc

The Development Director & Specialists will work closely with the CEO to implement the infrastructure needed to grow our budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. This position will be expected to expand and diversify 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, this position will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised will increase in future years as the Development Director assists the CEO to systematically and effectively strengthen 4 My Destiny's overall fundraising capacity.


In accordance with directives from the CEO and Board of Directors:


  • Design development strategy : Work with CEO and Board to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government, individuals, and event revenue.
  • Research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position 4 My Destiny Community Arts Center ahead of major funding and market changes or trends
  • Work with the CEO and Executive Director to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches
  • Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
  • Work with CEO on development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Manage capital campaigns, engaging and overseeing staff, board members, and volunteers as necessary
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of all development initiatives
  • Solicit and cultivate existing and new donors
  • Build a robust donor base: Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Evaluate and implement donor database software
  • Communicate and train: Train and mentor "4 My Destiny Community Arts Center staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors about development goals, plans, and campaigns in order for them to support the development activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree and three plus years professional experience in a development position PREFERRED.
  • Development/Fundraising: Prove n development track record with documented results in raising funds from multiple donor revenue streams. Capital campaign experience is a plus.
  • Tangible experience in identifying new prospects.
  • Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior staff/board of directors.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen donor relationships and to forge new ones
  • Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Influencing: Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders. Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Must have a passion for at-risk youth and for organizational goals


  • The Development Director will assist other staff and volunteers.
  • The Development Director will accommodate activities such as Board and committee meetings and representing the organization at public events.


  • Fundraising: 4 years preferred
  • Development: 4 years preferred


  • Bachelor's preferred

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Mission Statement

To inspire, educate, engage and reach At-risk youth, young adults and their families in underserved communities through performing arts and to provide life skills training, mentoring services, job training and educational programs, etc. To develop and/or strengthen the positive bonds of youth to their families, schools, and communities.


This organization provides; Mentoring Programs, Life Coaching, Counseling, Bullying Prevention programs, Volunteer opportunities, Back to school Drives, Food Distribution to needy families, various workshops, seminars, community events, dance, music, TV/Film, Acting classes, provide resources for those with mental health issues, info for those who want to enroll in college, scholarship info, provide info on obtaining a GED, pregnancy counseling/resources, provides birth control info, disease prevention
info, drug/alcohol counseling/resources, suicide/crisis center info/resources, re-entry programs/resources, info on
Health & Wellness, etc.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or more hours per week preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience preferred in this field or something similar

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