SiNaCa Studios - School of Glass and Gallery is a not for profit organization, dedicated to providing North Texas an opportunity to experience the rich tradition of glass as a creative medium through education, studio and community involvement. The Development and Advancement Director is essential to SiNaCa’s foundation. The main roll of the Development and Advancement Director is to provide oversight and implementation of fundraising strategies, events, annual campaigns and capital campaigns. This is done by establishing, fostering and maintaining relationships with all donors; foundations, corporations, and individuals.
Collaborate to prepare annual development budget that is appropriate, accurate and submitted on time
Compose and update "Thank You" correspondence letters that are creative and befit the specific event. Prepare and track operational and donor memberships, thank you letters and gifts
Create and submit grant proposals and campaigns, as needed that meet budget goals and are within strategic goals
Create letters and proposals to ensure a high quality, readable, consistent voice to donors and prospects
Develop relationships with and secure support from local foundation leaders, corporations, major donors and individuals. Maintain and grow the current donor base
Develop reports for grant and fundraising requirements, ensuring on track with deliverables and audits
Develop, administer, track and delegate responses for donor surveys
Maintain onsite and oversee digital donor recognition
Oversee and update all development related standard operating procedures
Oversee fundraising strategies, events and annual campaign. Ensure annual fundraising plan is balanced and consistent with the 5-year strategic plan
Prepare and conduct staff performance reviews and coaching sessions for foundation team. Participate in disciplinary and termination meetings and documentation
Prepare and present periodic fundraising and financial updates to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
Responsible possession of a business credit card
Track and report on progress of relevant strategic plan goals
Key Capabilities & Qualifications
College degree required. Development background preferred
Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new paths to efficiencies
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to multitask with exceptional attention to detail
Experience in fundraising and comfortable making pitches in person and personally asking people for money
Positive and engaging attitude, self-motivated, persistent, persuasive and tenacious
Strong leadership, management, planning, teamwork and decision making skills
Strong sense of ethics and personal qualities of integrity and credibility
Key Performance Indicators
Ability to present budgets at Board Meetings
Ability to produce high quality, persuasive documents quickly and within deadline
Attendance at facility, philanthropic and fundraising events both on and off site
Maintain professional competence through in service education or in self-selected professional growth activities
Manage effectively within budget and report accurately on successes and challenges
Records are accurate, accessible and in accordance with the document retention policy
This position reports to the Executive Director. The Grant & Campaign Coordinator and the Fundraising Event Coordinator report to this position.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SiNaCa Studios
1013 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76103, US
The mission of SiNaCa Studios, is to provide an opportunity to experience the rich tradition of glass as a creative medium through education, studio and community involvement.
The vision of SiNaCa Studios School of Glass, a not-for profit corporation, is to grow our state of the art, environmentally responsible facility dedicated to educating a broad cross-section of the community in all forms of art glass studio techniques. Our classes and workshops are conducted by highly motivated and qualified faculty and visiting artists. We provide studio and equipment rental along with a public gallery, an intimate area showcasing local and regional artists that use glass as their medium of artistic expression. We continue to foster and grow our partnerships and relationships through collaborative programming with organizations like One Safe Place, Project Success, Fort Worth ISD, Beads of Courage, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.