Development Director


The Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is seeking a seasoned nonprofit development professional with a connection to the arts and a passion for building revenue streams for organizations supporting communities of the global majority.

The Development Director is a salaried, exempt position that will lead the design of AAC’s fundraising approach in close collaboration with Karla Estela Rivera (Executive Director), and (as the 2nd hire and paid staff member of the organization) and will play a critical role in co-building AAC’s day-to-day culture and organizational direction through their passion, idealism, integrity and commitment to AAC’s mission.

The ideal candidate deeply understands the current philanthropic landscape and the systemic challenges organizations of the global majority face, and has a desire to create funding pathways that are community-focused and human-centered. The start date of this position is flexible, but we are hoping for someone to start mid/late May 2023.

● Lead the design of AAC’s fundraising framework that is in alignment with AAC’s
values and strategic goals via grant writing/reporting, individual giving activities, and
cultivation of major donors
● Support the transition of our board as they begin their move from a working board
to a fundraising board
● Co-facilitate co-learning and reflection spaces for staff and board members to
discuss alternative models for funding rooted in liberatory practices and anti-racist
● Understand the history of philanthropy and can develop and execute anti-racist and
restorative development strategies while navigating existing systems
● Work collectively with staff to ensure that AAC’s story is clear and amplified
● Work collaboratively, support, and execute strategy with potential development
● Create and meet yearly development goals that are aligned to AAC’s strategic vision
and values
● Successfully cultivate relationships with current and prospective individuals,
foundations, government, and corporations who are aligned with our values and
● Oversee the development, implementation, and overall management of AC’s CRM

AAC values the lived experiences, ancestral wisdom, and skills acquired outside of the typically accepted accreditation processes such as higher education degrees, formal training programs, years of experience in institutions, etc. The hiring committee will consider candidates that are able to demonstrate a track record of using a variety of skill sets that align with the overall mission, vision, and goals of the organization.

Required Skills and Experience
● At least 5+ years experience in a non-profit development/fundraising department
with deep knowledge in grant writing, individual giving and major donors
● Experience working with newly established organizations and working from the ground
● Systemic analysis and knowledge of navigating the non-profit industrial complex and
● Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal and
project management skills
● The ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures and experience
working in communities composed of People of the Global Majority
● Able to learn and manage multiple technology-based tools to work and collaborate
with others in a fully remote environment (Familiarity with Google Suite (Drive, Docs,
etc.), Zoom, Eventbrite, Slack, and Asana is a plus)
● Desire to be on a collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial team
● Have a strong self-reflective practice, humility during miscommunication, a strong
sense of co-building in community

Bonus Skills and Experience
● Experience working in the arts sector
● Have a creative, artistic, or cultural practice
● Have established relationships within the philanthropic sector
● Experience in shifting a working board to a fundraising board
● Bilingual or Multilingual

If you have any questions about qualifications, please contact us at [email protected]

The position is fully remote and predominantly seated and stationary. Evening and weekend work and travel may be needed occasionally.


The annual salary for this full-time exempt position is $85,000 and is a 3-year contract position. Currently, this salary is non-negotiable. Benefits include health care, dental and unlimited PTO. 


Click here for more information or to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application through the Google Form here. The position is open until filled; priority will be given to candidates who apply by March 24, 2023. Please email [email protected] with any questions. AAC’s services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, ability or age. BIPOC professionals are encouraged to apply.

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  • Erika Hawthorne
    published this page in Job Board 2023-03-07 18:57:07 -0500