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Development Director
Jersey City, NJ
Art House Productions
Full Time
Posted January 08, 2021
Art House is currently seeking a Development Director to oversee our capital campaign for our new multi arts space scheduled to open in 2021 at 184 Morgan Street in downtown Jersey City, donor relations program, and manage our fundraising initiatives. A successful candidate will be responsible for developing our nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a development committee for the organization. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in nonprofit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development Director responsibilities:

Oversee Art House’s Capital Campaign
Develop and oversee, with help from Executive Director, annual fundraising program which includes 2 major fundraising events and multiple ongoing grants
Responsible for keeping the fundraising calendar and schedule for recording prospects
Responsible for database management/data entry
Responsible for submitting grants, mid-grant, and post grant reports
Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
Develop and execute stewardship plans with private and corporate donors
Research donor relation programs at local, state and federal art institutions
Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders
Collaborate with staff on the management


Art House Productions is a performing and visual arts center established in 2001 and located in Jersey City, NJ. Art House is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. We engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with ambitious performing and visual arts programs; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community, and we celebrate the essential power of the arts to illuminate our common humanity.

The Development Director at Art House will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans to raise funds for an organization cost-effectively and time-efficiently. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with donors and patrons and collaborating with staff to effectively execute fundraising events.The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors and works as part of Art House’s team.

The ideal candidate has experience in fundraising, audience development, donor cultivation, and has great organizational, communication, and computer skills. The Development Director must have experience creating and running financial reports.

The Development Director is a full-time position. The position is currently remote due to COVID-19, but will continue in-person at our office in Jersey City when safe. The position will have flexibility to work from home for certain projects. Flexible PTO. The salary for this position begins at $48,000.

Ideal Development Director skills:

Bachelor's Degree
5+ years' fundraising experience
Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Google Suite, and Apple products
Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with Audience View Professional/OvationTix or other CRM database a plus
A passion for the arts in a diverse community

Art House is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How To Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and three references, emailed to Please apply by February 15th, 2021. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 732-778-8428.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2021