Job Title: Collective Arts Network Development Manager

CAN is a mission-driven non-profit organization providing a collective voice for–and accessible, high-quality reporting and commentary on–the visual arts in Northeast Ohio.

Since CAN’s first organizational meetings in 2011, CAN Journal and the website have become critical pieces of Northeast Ohio arts infrastructure. We work for the success of the entire visual art sector in Northeast Ohio.

CAN produces:
4 quarterly print editions of CAN Journal
A weekly e-newsletter with listings of exhibit openings and other relevant events
A steadily updated critical blog
4 quarterly launch parties
The quarterly CAN Distribution Tree
An annual benefit
CAN Triennial
Occasional additional programming

Description of role:
The goal of this position is to manage all fundraising efforts in support of CAN. This includes raising funds from a variety of charitable and philanthropic sources and by other appropriate means including but not limited to: grant writing to foundations, grant writing to public entities including but not limited to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and Ohio Arts Council, donor cultivation, annual giving campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and benefit events. The role also includes working with and managing volunteers. The role also includes the regular compiling quantifiable data required to support grant applications and track progress and growth.

The successful candidate understands the unique role and value of Collective Arts Network as a membership-based service organization, supporting the Northeast Ohio visual art community by the creation and sustenance of the collaborative media outlet CAN Journal, its weekly e-newsletter, blog, website, networking/launch parties, and other projects.

The successful candidate will have experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts, as well as with donor cultivation, annual giving campaigns, benefits, and working with volunteers.

There is no support staff for this position. The job includes maintenance of a donor/subscriber/patron database, acknowledgement and subscription mailings, and other administrative tasks. Excel is a required skill. The job requires excellent communication and organizational skills, including writing, but it does not inherently include writing for publication in CAN Journal. However, the role does not preclude writing for publication in CAN or any of its outlets, which would be paid on a freelance basis.

CAN Staff works independently using their own computers.

Part time, 20 hours per week.
Pay: $20/ hour
Contract / 1099 status

Experience and demonstrable success as a grant writer for the arts
Experience in donor relations, including cultivation
Experience with annual campaigns
Experience in event planning, as staff or volunteer
Experience working with or as a volunteer
Microsoft Word and Excel
Familiarity with the Cleveland art world
Excellent writing and organizational skills

Research opportunities and use a grant application calendar, including development of a list of new prospects
Gather data that will support grants, such as: attendance at events, circulation and readership figures, evidence of impact such as testimonials from organizations, anecdotes, etc.
Ensure that Cultural Data Profile is updated
Keep all grant applications and reports on schedule
Work with the Executive Director and other staff to design and execute grant applications on time and with timely follow up and reports as required
Work with Executive Director to identify corporate sponsor opportunities and build sponsor proposals
Manage grant and sponsor relationships and fulfillment
Work with Executive Director to carry out annual campaign
Manage donor database and generate reports as needed
Generate acknowledgement letters to all donors and funders
Work with CAN staff, volunteers and Board to plan and execute benefit events
Work with CAN staff and Board to plan and execute donor cultivation events
Work with the Executive Director to create a calendar of volunteer tasks, and recruit/coordinate volunteers to fulfill them
Prepare quarterly subscription mailings
Work independently on his / her own computer, and will meet with the executive director and other CAN staff at least weekly

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: