Job: Director of Development, Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA)
Deadline: August 6th, 2017
Djerassi Resident Artists Program seeks a development professional with a dual commitment to the work of individual artists and demonstrated development experience and success in the Bay Area to fill the position of Director of Development (DofD).
The successful candidate will work from our office in San Francisco with regular in-person and electronic communication with Woodside-based staff and Bay Area board members. The successful candidate will manage most administrative details (travel, appointments, etc.) personally. Regional and occasional non-local travel. Evening and weekend work is often required.
Key areas of responsibility will be the maintenance and growth of major gifts and working in concert with Board members. The Djerassi Program seeks a goal-driven, roll-your-sleeves-up, get-the-job-done kind of person. Flexibility is mandatory; each day will be different. You may hike the redwoods with donors during the day and attend a cocktail reception that evening. You will be the face of the Djerassi Program in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Working closely with the Executive Director and volunteers, the DofD will be key to building annual support for the Program’s artist residency programs, buildings, and grounds. Yours will be a critical voice as we transform ourselves to be a source of inspiration and respite for artists in perpetuity via a new eponymously named initiative, Djerassi Forever.
Compensation: DOQ with generous benefits including 401K, health, dental, life insurance, 15 days vacation, 9 paid holidays; 11-day year-end office closure.
For more information and link to apply: http://www.djerassi.org/employment.html
About: Djerassi Resident Artists Program is the largest artist residency program in the western United States, awarding month-long residencies to 70-75 artists and 25, 1-3 week winter residencies annually on its 583-acre property in rural San Mateo County. An independent non-profit since 1994, the Program has an annual budget of $850,000 and a staff of 9. Its remote location, one hour south of San Francisco, and the demands of Program operations are a barrier to regular in-person contacts with Bay Area philanthropists, donors, artists and cultural organizations. We need a strong, personal presence in the Bay Area.