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Organization: Career Transition For Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY

 

Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.  

The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants.  We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers.  The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees. 

Qualifications: 

  • Prefer 6+ years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising
  • Experience in obtaining and managing major gifts from individual donors, foundations and government
  • Strong leadership ability, including management, strategy, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database programs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of WealthEngine Solutions data a plus
  • Career Transition For Dancers does provide an Employee Benefits Package

 

Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email