La Romita School of Art Volunteer Position Description - Fundraising Leader To inspire individual creativity and artistic expression through workshops in Italy, cultural exchange, and appreciation of the arts. Project or position: Fundraising Leader This position will bring new skills and abilities to the La Romita School of Art (LRSA) leadership team. The overall purpose is to develop and help implement a LRSA fundraising plan to generate a reliable stream of extra-programmatic funds for operation and student support. This includes developing a fundraising plan that addresses the possibility of grants, donations, campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and fund-raising events (such as online auction of art) to create a portfolio of potential activities with significant potential for success. This high-level position requires close collaboration with the Finance, Marketing/Communications, and Operations Committees to identify objectives and resource requirements and may ultimately lead to recruiting more volunteers for specific fund-raising functional support. Tasks: Assess current fundraising efforts, systems, databases, and potential Coordinate with ED, Marketing/Communication, and Finance Committees to identify specific fundraising needs, opportunities, and gaps. Identify necessary LRSA investment (both money and additional volunteer hours) in fundraising effort Coordinate with the bookkeeper and accountant to ensure reporting compliance Write an overall fundraising plan that addresses both near-term and longer term requirements Create a calendar to coordinate tasks and activities with other LRSA schedules throughout the year Help craft the LRSA message and marketing material for all media, especially online and social media In the immediate term, identify and pursue fundraising opportunities to potentially include writing grants, connecting with potential donors, and mounting campaigns Periodically present findings to the board and facilitate board-level discussion of LRSA fundraising Advise and train Board Members and the Executive Director on fundraising processes and techniques Skills required: Previous experience developing and implementing fundraising plans for non-profits. Experience with the arts preferred. Ability to work well in teams Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision Strong communication skills, especially writing Mastery of current and emerging social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, and Instagram. Familiarity with database management Confidence to task board members and the ED when required to implement fundraising activities Setting: Work from anywhere with internet connection. Schedule and time commitment: This position will become a permanent part of LRSA operations. Time requirement will vary depending on intensity of specific requirements, but will average approximately 2 hours/week. We hope to have an improved fundraising capability beginning in the 2021 season. Training: None required beyond initial orientation to LRSA Supervision: This position will report to and coordinate through the Executive Director.
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020
The overall purpose of this role is to help grow institutional clients for La Romita School of Art (LRSA). These types of clients might include university graduate or undergraduate art programs, extension programs, and continuing education. The position requires identifying potential institutions, making initial contact, and coordinating with the LRSA Executive Director. Specific Tasks: Research and become familiar with LRSA’s facilities, offerings, and Identify universities and colleges that might offer programs to their students at La Romita and qualify other educational institutions for further analysis. Research specific institutions to discover the appropriate point of contact. Explore the potential market for LRSA with extension and continuing education programs. Create relationships through networking, cold calls, and emails. Research the general environment including existing players and dominant subjects offered by U.S. colleges in Italy. . Create a database which evaluates institutions as they relate to La Romita’s offerings. Coordinate with the LRSA Executive Director. Skills required: Interest in or studies of Arts Administration. Ability to conduct independent online research. Comfort in cold calling school representatives. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Basic understanding of how educational institutions make program decisions is desirable. Setting: Work from anywhere Schedule and Time commitment: negotiable Training: Provided by Executive Director Supervision: Volunteer will report to the Executive Director. To apply please send email and C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Study Abroad Volunteer in the title.
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2021