Grant Writer and Development Assistant @ Art Access (closes Feb 15)

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Salary: $30,000 to $33,000 DOE
Job Description: This position is 35 hours per week, including periodic evening and weekend hours for special events, meetings, and Gallery Strolls. 

Benefits: This position includes health insurance, a matching Simple IRA contribution, and paid holidays and vacation.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Grant Writer and Development Assistant is responsible for all grant-writing activities, including grant research, applications and reports, as well as assisting with other development activities. Other development activities include putting together mailings such as the annual appeal, sending thank you cards and letters to donors, helping organize fundraising and donor events, and managing the GiftWorks database. 

• Maintain and update patron email, general mailing address databases and VIP lists
• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Perform other duties as necessary

Development & Fundraising
• Support and partner with the ED and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
• Research new funding sources and fundraising trends
• Produce, track, and record funding proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising, as well as education contracts
• Manage and document all donations and pledges, process thank you notes and year-end receipts
• Oversee donor acknowledgement
• Collaborate on the planning and coordination of the annual appeal and other campaigns
• Manage the implementation of, and effectively utilize, GiftWorks software for data entry and gift processing
• Cultivate and track in-kind donations
• Collaborate on the writing of the Annual Report
• Monitor all donor information and provide analysis via regular reports to the ED and board of directors
• Serve on board resource development committee with ED
• Serve as staff resource for board’s events committee 

• Bachelor’s degree and 1+ years experience with fundraising, community relations, donor cultivation, grant writing, and/or organizational advancement
• Understanding of social issues affecting the arts and disability communities
• Self-starter with good organizational skills
• Computer literacy, including GiftWorks or similar donor management database
• Ability to work independently and/or with a team
• Attention to detail is crucial, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Flexibility and integrity
• Empathy for and understanding of diverse points of view
• Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the Art Access mission and vision
Location: Salt Lake City
Status: Exempt


How to Apply: submit your cover letter, resume and three references to Art Access Executive Director Shandra Benito at [email protected]
Closing Date: February 15, 2017
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