We seek a dynamic Development Manager to join our growing team. The Development Manager is responsible for raising individual and major gifts, and securing institutional support towards Hi-ARTS’ $500,000 annual operating budget. This position will be new to the organization and have exciting potential for growth.


  • Identifying, soliciting, and building relationships with foundations, major donors, and other fundraising sources

  • Participating in overall planning and execution of Hi-ARTS fundraising strategy and tactical plan

  • Developing fundraising and financial reports for stakeholders, including the Board of Directors

  • Keeping donors and key funders apprised of ongoing activities

  • Partnering with grant writing consultant to develop and submit proposals and reports to foundation, corporate, and government funders

  • Scheduling and managing donor and prospect events (3-4 per year) for cultivation and solicitation purposes with the assistance of the Executive Director, General Manager, and a select group of the Board of Directors

  • Generating donor acknowledgements in a timely manner

  • Preparing research on each major donor prospect to include giving history to Hi-ARTS and other organizations, capacity, and any Hi-ARTS linkages

  • Managing a comprehensive cultivation tracking system and communication calendar for all donors and prospects in the donor database

  • Preparing major gift proposals in response to inquiries and/or cultivation of major donors and prospects

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must embrace the mission of Hi-ARTS

  • Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, with an emphasis on individual giving and major gifts 

  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and development

  • Previous experience working closely with a Board of Directors 

  • Knowledge of and experience in the national performing and urban arts landscape

  • Ability to work in and fully leverage donor databases

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail in a busy environment


This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental and vision benefits. Salary depends on experience.


Email with subject line: Development Manager. Include a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hi-ARTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.