Collage dance Collective is a professional contemporary ballet company and conservatory, recently dubbed by Former Mayor A C Wharton as “one of the ambitious groups doing terrific work” in Memphis. The company was founded in 2005 in New York City and relocated to Memphis in 2007 to extend the reach of outstanding ballet training. Collage works to increase diversity in classical ballet and to present world-class dance that uplifts and inspires.

Interested and qualified candidates should email
resume and cover letter to info@collagedance.org→

Development Manager

Development Manager

Job Description

Collage dance Collective, Inc., a non-profit, professional ballet company and conservatory is seeking an adaptable, articulate and highly motivated professional to support the development team in the role of Development Manager. Collage is creating a new Development Office and therefore seeks a candidate who can help establish the essential systems of a best practice fundraising and development program.

The Development Manager will be responsible for the following essential functions:

  • Develop and execute Collage’s annual development plan and fundraising calendar
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of FileMaker Pro and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and sustain a strategy for a large and sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Develop and track proposals, grant applications and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Create monthly and annual fundraising reports
  • Design and implement strategies for building Collage’s contact list

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated success in securing major support from private and/or public sources – preferably for educational or arts projects.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and meeting annual goals.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, the ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities, and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.
  • Proven ability to work unsupervised and make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
  •  Extensive computer skills, including intermediate or high level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and experience with FileMakerPro or similar donor tracking software.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and writing sample to Marcellus Harper at marcellus@collagedance.org→