Development and Project Director

Foundation for Madison's Public Schools
Job Description
The Development & Project Director is responsible for securing significant support for the Any Given Child Madison (AGCM), a collective impact project with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), the City of Madison (CoM) and the Overture Center for the Arts (OCA).  The purpose of the AGCM platform is to provide equitable arts access to K-8 public school students. The AGCM team has developed a Strategic Framework. The Development & Project Director will secure the resources required to advance that framework.   
In addition to raising the resources necessary to support fundraising goals and cover the AGCM budget, the Development & Project Director will be responsible for creating fundraising communications and collateral as well as highlighting giving opportunities on the AGCM Web and social media sites.    
While this role will report to the Foundation Executive Director on a day-to-day basis and work closely with the Foundation team, the AGCM Leadership Team will determine fundraising priorities and fundraising goals for this position.  The incumbent will also function as a project director, coordinating and facilitating the activities of the AGCM Executive Team and related committees as well as the AGCM Community Arts Team.  
This is a full-time opportunity. 
Duties & Responsibilities including, but are not limited to, the following:
● Develop and implement annual fundraising plan to cover budget and to secure monies for AGCM priorities through major gifts (> $500,000). ● Work closely with the AGCM Leadership Team to identify and approach major gift prospects.  ● Pursue grant opportunities and, if successful, provide required tracking and reporting. ● Follow the Foundation’s stewardship protocol to thank contributors with different approaches based on giving level. ● Maintain documentation of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship tactics in the Foundation’s database. ● Coordinate activities with the development and marketing teams of the Foundation and OCA. ● Develop collateral materials and messaging for AGCM fundraising activities, including annual mail campaigns. ● Maintain information about giving opportunities and donor lists on the AGCM Web site. ● Share donor stories and engagement opportunities through AGCM social media sites. 

Project Management:
● Facilitate the activities and communications across AGCM working groups including the Leadership Team; the Executive Team and its four committees – Communications, Fund Development, Programming, and Research/Evaluation; and the Community Arts Team. ● Create and oversee a decision-making matrix to ensure completion of assignments necessary to operationalize AGCM programs and priorities. ● Manage the collective impact project(s) that are developed to address gaps in MMSD arts education access. ● Meet regularly MMSD Arts Education administration staff members. ● Develop and manage AGCM budget and provide timely budget reports to AGCM Leadership Team and other key stakeholders. 

Community Engagement:
● Maintain strong collaborative relationships with AGCM partners as well as community arts partners, parents and students. ● Work collaboratively with community partners to support engagement efforts.   ● Represents AGCM at community events and on community committees.  ● Attend the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Any Given Child Annual Exchange in Washington, DC. 
● Bachelor’s degree or higher ● Driver’s license, registered vehicle and insurance required ● Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in fundraising and/or program development in arts and/or a related field with documented ability to secure significant investments. ● Minimum of 5 years of experience with managing complex, dynamic projects with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines. ● In-depth knowledge of the Madison community and ability to interact effectively with a wide array of audiences and stakeholders ● Maturity to interact with multiple stakeholder groups, understand needs of each and create conditions across the AGCM platform for success. ● Passion for public education and commitment to the successful futures of our district’s 27,000 plus students. ● Passion for the Madison arts community. ● Experience with public speaking ● Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor records ● Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as board members 
        NOTE:  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 
About Any Given Child Madison & Its Partners ● For more information on AGCM, please visit:  ● For more information on the OCA, please visit:  ● For more information on MMSD, please visit:  ● For more information on CoM, please visit:  
About the Foundation Mission: The Foundation is committed to supporting the education of every child by raising private funds, awarding grants, developing community partnerships, and advocating for Madison’s public schools. 
Vision: Supported by the Foundation, Madison will have excellent, well-funded public schools in which learning is celebrated and all students graduate ready for college, career, and community involvement. 
History: The Foundation for Madison's Public Schools is an independent, community nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and extending the excellence of Madison's public schools. Working in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Foundation focuses on building community awareness of school district needs and fostering relationships to provide support to address those needs. 
 Core Program Areas: ● Raises private funds to enhance educational opportunities for students - present and future - in Madison's public schools ● Awards grants for creative and innovative projects which are not funded within the core school budget ● Develops supportive relationships between the schools and community that enrich the education of children 
For more information about the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, please visit:   

To Apply: 
Please submit cover letter and resume electronically – by June 8th – to: 
Melinda V. Heinritz, Executive Director, at 
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 
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