The Business Development Manager works in support of the Director of Business Development to identify, qualify, solicit and steward revenue opportunities for the organization. This position will focus specifically on individual donor development, membership and sponsorship development and advertising revenue. This position is responsible for recruiting and retaining donors/members from $30 - $10,000+, managing components of the overall budget development and tracking, and executes special events specific to the ArtPrize ArtClub and ArtFan programs.
This is a full-time position; compensation includes salary and benefits package.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For a full job description and more details, please see artprize.org/about/jobs
5+ years in fundraising/development, specifically in the Non-Profit Sector
Ability to create powerful, compelling written and oral communications
Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically with members and sponsors of all levels
Passion and capacity to communicate comfortably and confidentially with high-level donors and community leaders
Ability to establish and cultivate strong relationships with peers across different levels of the organization, internally and externally; team player
Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled demeanor
Ability to balance multiple competing priorities, complex situations and meet tight deadlines
Strong attention to detail, accuracy and design
Ability to think creatively about new avenues for funding
Computer skills in Microsoft Work and Excel in addition to a strong working knowledge of database systems
Flexible schedule – this position requires working occasional evening and weekend hours and additional time during ArtPrize
ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.
Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the wor...ld can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids—museums, bars, public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges, laundromats, auto body shops, vacant storefronts and office spaces. Artists and venues register for the competition then find each other through an online connections process in late spring. No one at ArtPrize selects a single artist or artwork, directs an artist where to show work or directs a venue what to show. In 2016, 1,453 works created by artists from 40 states and 44 countries were exhibited in 170 venues.
ArtPrize is free and open to the public and now attracts over 500,000 visitors, making it the most attended public art event in the world in 2014 and 2015, according the The Art Newspaper’s annual “Big Ticket List.”
ArtPrize is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.