South Arts seeking director of communications and development
South Arts, one of the nation’s six Regional Arts Organizations and based in Atlanta, seeks a director of communications and development. South Arts is a fast-paced, multidisciplinary organization working regionally and nationally. This position reports directly to the executive director and creates and implements communications that effectively engage people with South Arts’ programs and services, as well as with the organization as a whole. Facility with online, written and visual messaging, and experience developing strategic communications plans, are required. This position also works with the board and executive director to plan and implement South Arts’ development efforts. This is an opportunity to be a key member of a diverse and creative team that is building a better South through the arts.
Duties and responsibilities
Communications (approximately 80 percent of this position’s time): Develop and implement an annual communications plan and budget for South Arts to span across all communications media (online and offline) and reach appropriate target audiences; evaluate the success of various strategies and provide and implement recommendations for improvement; design and implement South Arts’ communications activities including copywriting, graphic design, collateral materials, website content, public relations, and media relations; coordinate communications efforts with member state arts agencies and other strategic partners; develop, manage and maintain organizational communication vehicles, including but not limited to email newsletters, social media, brochures, one-pagers, websites and annual report; work collaboratively with appropriate internal staff to create and manage communications activities specific to program areas;
Development (approximately 20 percent of this position’s time): Work with executive director to develop and implement a plan to guide resource development over the short and long term to support the strategic plan; conduct research of prospects, assist in matching prospects with prioritized needs, and make recommendations on which prospects to approach for contributions or sponsorships; prepare proposals and accompanying informational materials and conduct follow-up; provide stewardship in recognition of donor philanthropy; implement and maintain a management system for donor cultivation and solicitation; and other duties as assigned by executive director.
Application deadline: open until filled.
About South Arts
South Arts is a non-profit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with regional perspective. South Arts’ offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. The organization works in partnership with the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, member states, foundations, businesses and individuals.
Via: South Arts