Full Time

Development Director


Job Title: Development Director

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Salary Range —$70,000 – $82,000 per year. Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history

Date Revised: May 4, 2023


With the opening of the new Creativity Center, Creative Alliance embarks on a new journey for connecting with learners from pre-K through senior adults as well as presenting engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking exhibitions and performances. Creative Alliance is Baltimore’s premier multi-arts venue with a mission to present and promote artists, performers, and filmmakers; engage diverse audiences; and improve the quality of life in Baltimore City through community-based arts and education programs.

Overview: The Development Director is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive and strategic fundraising program which meets and exceeds the Creative Alliance’s goals for operating and programmatic contributed income.  The Development Director provides leadership throughout the organization to ensure a collaborative and coordinated approach to fundraising among the staff and board and cultivates existing and new relationships that are critical to the Creative Alliance’s long-term success and stability.

About the Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is a proven manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable leading major initiatives and inspiring others and who has a history of effectively leading organizational growth. The candidate will have strong analytical, organizational, time management, and written/verbal communications skills, event planning and exhibit creativity, enthusiasm, and appreciation for the arts in general and Creative Alliance specifically. They should have strong knowledge of current philanthropic best practices and a proven track record in fundraising through all the various channels for contributed income, while connecting our diverse audiences and funders to the mission and vision of Creative Alliance.

Principal Responsibilities:

Contributed Revenue – 60%

Board and Staff Relations – 25%

Management – 15%

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Creative Alliance offers a generous benefits package that includes:

All employees are required to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 unless there is a medical or religious exemption

Organization Participation Expectations: In addition to the job-related tasks for this position, Creative Alliance expects all staff to participate in organization events and activities. Specific roles and responsibilities that individual staff may have for these events and activities will be developed in partnership with your supervisor.

Creative Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Application instructions:

This is a repost of the position; previous candidates need not reapply. Interviews to start immediately.

I have reviewed the content of this job description and acknowledge that I am able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, three references and three writing samples, either donor solicitation or grant samples to Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

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