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Associate Director of Development 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 6/14/2019  

The Associate Director of Development is responsible for building partnerships with individuals and corporations that produce strategic financial support for operations and programs across the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The position, which reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), works closely with Foundation leadership including high level giving circles as well as the Development Department to spearhead identification, cultivation and recruitment of new donors and sponsors as well as retention of existing donors. In all activities, the Associate Director of Development implements the Foundation’s fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles and timelines and in support of corporate relationship management.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches, identifies and secures corporate donors with interests that align with the Foundation’s mission and work including all aspects of proposal development and presentation.
  • Manages all aspects of gift processing, acknowledgement and stewardship
  • Represents the Foundation at corporate events and community meetings
  • Creates a donor benefit structure to ensure appropriate promotion at events and within Foundation communication forums in collaboration with Marketing and Communications Department and Public Engagement Department
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments across the organization in regard to fundraising campaigns, member events and special projects
  • Fosters an understanding of philanthropy within the organization and externally with community stakeholders interested in the Foundation’s mission and fundraising goals.
  • Provides high level donor relations support for CDO and senior leadership to ensure prospect follow through
  • Builds and supports affinity high level donor groups and membership operations as needed
  • Utilizes CRM/Donation Management Databases and Microsoft Office software products.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in nonprofit foundation/agency relationship development and grant writing.
  • A proven track record in producing programs on time, within budget, and that generate steadily increasing philanthropic support for small to mid-sized organizations as well as community excitement.
  • Previous experience in both the cultivation of corporate relationships as well as individual donors.
  • Outstanding written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Razor’s Edge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook
  • Exceptional team leadership and coaching skills.
  • Must be able to strategize, set and meet goals, be proactive, and have meticulous attention to detail in the completion of tasks.
  • Strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Additional abilities required to do the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in small to mid-sized institutions with national and international recognition.
  • Demonstrated record of strong management of multiple programs/projects and cross departmental work/alignment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather and desert environmental conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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