Director of Development
Fully Remote Kansas City, MO Development Division
Job Type

Reports to: President and CEO

Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Supervises: Grant Writer

You are a member of the senior management team and provides leadership for the fundraising of Mid-America Arts Alliance. You will plan, organize, evaluate, and manage all of our systems and methods for securing contributed income from private sources. You will sustain operating funds and ensure funding for core programs. You will establish and nurture, collegial working relationships with co-workers and represent us. You will work directly with the President and CEO and Board of Directors to meet the short- and long-term contributed income.

You will:

  • Sustain the Development division by helping to obtain the funding needed to support our programming on the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Provide oversight of the development division.
  • Research, identify and cultivate private and public funds.
  • Write and monitor development plan
  • Coordinate with the President and CEO to determine funding priorities
  • Track trends in development and philanthropy
  • Organize the work of the department to insure efficient and accurate production of grant proposals and funding requests
  • Communicate (by telephone, email, and mail) with funders to keep them informed of M-AAA's work
  • Follow up with funders when proposals are declined
  • Work with board members to identify and cultivate potential funders
  • Assist Treasurer and Chair in annual campaign solicitation
  • Work with the President and CEO and Director of Finance to track all contributed revenue in detail
  • Review and edit funding proposals
  • Coordinate state caucus conference calls between board meetings
  • Monitor appropriate acknowledgement of funders and ensure funder goals are met
  • Monitor program in conjunction with grant requirements to ensure fulfillment of all grant requirements
  • Oversee organization, staffing, and reporting for state caucus meetings
  • Participate in management meetings, program meetings, and all staff meetings
  • Prepare all development documents for board and committee meetings
  • Oversee internal department activity, including maintaining operational and budget controls
  • Keep the President and CEO informed of important developments, potential problems, and related information necessary for management.
  • Directly manage Grant Writer. This includes the responsibility to interview and conduct performance evaluations with the President and CEO.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in grant writing and research.
  • Manage and motivate team.
  • Collaborate with staff, professional colleagues, and supporters.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail.

Working Conditions: 

Most work is of a sedentary nature, sitting at a desk using a computer, phone and other office equipment. Will occasionally travel to attend Board meetings and other organization and community events. Work requires reading, editing, researching and evaluating a variety of materials.

Our Benefits: 

  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Voluntary Dental and Vision insurance
  • Fully paid Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Life Insurance
  • Paid holiday leave including 9 holidays, Winter Break (December 24-January 1), and 40 hours of paid Volunteer PTO
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental leave
  • 401K plan after a year of employment

About Mid-America Arts Alliance:

Mid-America Arts Alliance is headquartered in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, Missouri. M-AAA brings more art to more people in communities throughout our six-state region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) and the nation. With an annual operating budget of over $5 million and 28 staff members we produce and manage more than 450 exhibition, performance, and professional development opportunities in more than 300 communities for more than one million people annually.

Mid-America Arts Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Salary Description
$100,000 - $120,000